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Free download: Sophie Ellis Bextor – Young Blood (new song)

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  • Updated: 15 Oct, 2013

She used to slay on the dancefloor, but Sophie Ellis Bextor is opting for a new sound on her forthcoming 5th studio album. In the note on her website she talks about steering away from pop and dance music. On ‘Young Blood‘ we hear a grown-up Ms Bextor, and although she isn’t a big voice, she manages to carry the song beautifully.

To give you a taste of the new album, she’s giving away a demo version of ‘Young Blood’. Download the song from the widget below:


On her website Sophie wrote:

Hello Everybody

How are you all? I hope you’re keeping well and that you like my new-look website. I wanted to freshen it up, as I’ve nearly finished making my new record – album number 5, blimey! – and it seemed apt to give everything a new start.

I can’t wait to share the new music with you. I’m really excited about it. It’s not a dance record, or a pop record, but something a bit different. I still love dance and pop music and I will be doing more of that further down the line but sometimes you’ve got to challenge yourself a bit by trying something new. Let’s go on an adventure together!

I wanted to give you something as a thank you for your ongoing support and to give you a taste of what’s to come later this year, so here’s a free download of a demo version of a song from the album. It’s called Young Blood and was written with Ed Harcourt who is making my record with me. You can download it at the top of this page.

As ever, I’ll be keeping you posted on the website and my FacebookTwitter and VK pages. I really do appreciate having such bright, loyal, lovely people as my fans. You have been so phenomenal in your enthusiasm and passion and I know I’m a lucky girl. The new album is for you.

Here’s to a wonderful rest of 2013.

See you soon,



  • Michael Breyette

    Any artist is certainly entitled to explore a new direction. Hopefully she will find new fans, but it’s not for me. And why must ‘slow and lacking energy’ be referred to as a ‘grown up’ sound? Pop and dance music can be very grown up too!

  • Lars van der Kooij

    I completely disagree with Michael, dance-pop music can’t be ‘very grown up’ and this kind of music fits Sophie’s voice so much better. Just compare the live versions of this and Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer) for instance.