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Posthumous SOPHIE album to be released this year

The self-titled album from the late icon is being previewed by new Kim Petras collaboration ‘Reason Why’.

By Will Richards

SOPHIE (Picture: Renata Raksha)

A new posthumous self-titled album from SOPHIE is set to be released later this year.

The album is due out on September 27 via Transgressive and Future Classic, and will be the first music shared since the death of the beloved producer in January of 2021.

It is being previewed by first single ‘Reason Why’, a collaboration with Kim Petras and BC Kingdom, which you can hear below.

A statement from SOPHIE’s family said: “When we, Sophie’s family, took our first steps towards bringing this project to fruition we contacted the dear friends with whom she envisioned the album. We wrote, “We have been finding comfort in the music Sophie left us, it is a gift that we truly cherish as we try to find a way forward, with Sophie forever at the centre of our worlds.”

“Sophie didn’t often speak publicly of her private life, preferring to put everything she wanted to articulate in her music. It feels only right to share with the world the music she hoped to release, in the belief that we can all connect with her in this, the form she loved most.”

It added: “This album has always told the story of Sophie’s musical journey, a cacophony of skill and creative vision eclipsing time and genre. Her unique sound world moves at an emotional level, encouraging the listener to intuitively embrace the ever-evolving landscape of light and dark, soft and hard, to the end of self-love and joyful self-acceptance. Emphasising contradictions of sound and material, Sophie’s work supersedes the pure aural to create the dimension she dreamed of.

“Now, it holds another poignant meaning, it tells a life story, from mysterious unknown, through wild clublands, to euphoric immateriality. Sophie gave all of herself to her music. It’s here that she can always be found.”