Sophie Ellis-Bextor releases song "Breaking The Circle"

Fans of Sophie Ellis-Bextor have been eagerly awaiting news of the singer’s next album, and now they can rejoice with the announcement of “Hana”. Set to be released on June 2, the album promises to be a delightful mix of genres, ranging from pop and prog rock to synths and more.

The album’s first single, “Breaking The Circle”, offers a glimpse into what fans can expect from the rest of the record. The song is a sophisticated and thoughtful track, featuring Ellis-Bextor’s unique vocal style, and is inspired by those moments of doubt that come in the middle of the night, followed by the rush of adrenaline that comes with the possibilities of tomorrow.

The album takes its inspiration from Ellis-Bextor’s trip to Japan shortly before the pandemic, with the track “Tokyo” being born from that experience. In an interview with The Guardian, Ellis-Bextor revealed that her trip to Japan was a profound experience for her and played a significant role in the creation of “Hana”. She also spoke about how the album explores themes of optimism, new beginnings, adventure, and reflection, with the title of the album “Hana” being Japanese for “flower”.

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The album was produced by Ed Harcourt, who has been working with Ellis-Bextor for a long time. Harcourt describes “Hana” as a delightful burst of kaleidoscopic joy, with no weak spots. He promises that fans can expect a mix of genres that includes straight kick, pop, prog rock, and synths, making for a diverse and exciting listening experience.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor rose to fame in the early 2000s with her hit single “Murder on the Dancefloor” and has since become a prominent figure in the British music scene. Known for her pop-disco sound and unique vocal style, Ellis-Bextor has released several successful albums throughout her career. “Hana” will mark her first release in seven years, with her previous work “Familia” having been released in 2016.

The announcement of “Hana” and the release of “Breaking The Circle” has generated a lot of excitement among fans, with many eagerly anticipating the return of Ellis-Bextor and the new music she has to offer. With the promise of a diverse and exciting listening experience, it’s safe to say that “Hana” is one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

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