Sophie Ellis-Bextor has shared the video for her recent single Crying at the Discotheque, which was filmed in empty venues across London to raise awareness of #WeMakeEvents and the lack of support for the live events industry due to Covid-19.
Taken from her upcoming new album Songs from the Kitchen Disco: Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Greatest Hits, Sophie’s recent single is a sparkling Studio 54 take on Alcazar’s 1990’s hit and went straight onto the A List at Radio 2 (becoming the most played record on the station in its first two weeks on the A List).
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The video, created by long-term collaborator Sophie Muller, was filmed recently in empty venues across London and sees Sophie ‘Crying in the “empty” Discotheques’ to raise awareness of the #WeMakeEvents initiative and the lack of support for the live events industry due to Covid-19. The venues included are Bush Hall, Apollo Theatre, St Moritz, Clapham Grand, Heaven, Omeara and The O2. She says;
“The song crying at the discotheque would usually want a video recorded in- you guessed it – a disco or club – but I have been thinking so much recently about all my musician and crew friends who can’t work at the moment and I thought a video where I film in as many empty London venues as possible would highlight all that’s on hold right now. I worked again with my favourite director Sophie Muller and we did all 7 venues in one day. It was strangely moving performing in those places to no crowd when I’d sang in them previously so full of life. I hope it brings home the gap in our culture at the moment – it’s a scary time for so many people in my industry.”
Sophie has also shared her popular version of New Order’s True Faith, which she sang during her Lockdown Kitchen Disco performances. It is available now as an Instant Grat with all pre-orders of her forthcoming album Songs from the Kitchen Disco: Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Greatest Hits released on 13th November. She says:
“I have been a fan of New Order for as long as I can remember, and this song is so brilliant. It’s dramatic and dark and I love the story in the lyrics. I’ve done it live a few times and it’s really satisfying and exciting. I’m so happy to be releasing it now.”
The album will be a collection of the songs that sound-tracked her lockdown kitchen disco and will feature Sophie’s biggest and best-known disco hits in one place for the first time ever! Available on various colourful and collectable formats (CD, Double Vinyl LP and Tape) the album will include 6 Top 10 hits, including Murder On The Dancefloor and Take Me Home, plus the brand new lead single Crying at the Discotheque. The album can be pre-ordered now from here.
‘Songs from the Kitchen Disco: Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Greatest Hits’ Tracklisting:
1 Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) 2020
2 Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me)
3 Murder On The Dancefloor
4 Get Over You
5 Music Gets The Best of Me
6 Mixed Up World
7 Catch You
8 Me And My Imagination
9 Today The Sun’s On Us
12 Not Giving Up On Love
13 Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)
14 Young Blood
15 True Faith (BBC session)
16 Do You Remember The First Time? (Live)
17 Come with Us
18 Wild Forever
19 Crying at the Discotheque
20 My Favourite Things
Sophie also recently launched her new podcast, Spinning Plates, which is in its second season and sees her chat to inspirational women about the balance between motherhood and their working lives in each one hour episode.
She has announced that she will be bringing her virtual disco to the present with a Kitchen Disco Tour next year, with all the frivolity of her original show on live stages across the country.
Watch the video for ‘Crying at the Discotheque’ here: