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A Posthumous Sophie Album Is Coming This Fall

The eponymous album's lead single, "Reason Why" with Kim Petras and BC Kingdom, is out now.

Sophie

Sophie

Renata Raksha

An new album by late producer Sophie will be released Sept. 24. This project marks the first time new music from Sophie has been released since the boundary-pushing Scottish producer died after an accidental fall in Greece in January 2021. She was 34 years old.

The new self-titled project will be released through Future Classic and Transgressive, and features collaborations with artists including Kim Petras and BC Kingdom, who are on the LP’s lead single, “Reason Why,” which was released Monday (June 24). The follow-up to Sophie’s lauded 2018 debut LP, The Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, Sophie will be the final Sophie album release.


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The project was produced by Sophie along with, a press release states, “her most cherished collaborators,” and was nearly done when she died. The release continues that “it has been lovingly finalized by those who hold her closest,” including Sophie’s brother and frequent collaborator Ben Long.

Speaking to Billboard in June of 2021, Long said there were “literally hundreds” of unreleased tracks the artist had made before her death.

“The idea Sophie and I discussed many times was to do one abstract experimental album and then a pop record — this was going to be the pop one — and to keep going on that cycle for years,” he said. “I don’t want to be like, ‘We’re going to put everything out,’ because sometimes Sophie didn’t want it to or it wasn’t finished. But it was quite clear with a lot of songs, just from the fact that we had been working on them and mixing the album, that I know the direction a lot of things were supposed to be going.”

Check out “Reason Why” below:

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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