London based French born singer songwriter Sophie Delila has written for artists including Rumer and Duffy, duetted with the likes of Jack Savoretti and Plan B, toured with the likes of Mika and Lionel Richie and appears on Jeff Beck's soon to be released solo album - as well as regularly performing live as a member of acclaimed French collective Nouvelle Vague.
Sophie's sophomore UK album is set to see her truly step into the limelight in her own right. 'My Life Could Use A Remix' boasts an impressive array of collaborators such as the legendary Don Black, co-writer of the title track, singer-songwriter Judy Tzuke and producers Monarchy and The Suppliers.
'My Life Could Use A Remix' is due for release on June 9th, and features stunning lead single 'Bound To Fall', which was co-written with American singer-songwriter Julian Velard and inspired by the death of a friend who passed away in an accident. In Sophie's words the song is about "the highs and lows of life, the higher you get, the bigger the fall could be. It's about enjoying big moments as life is short."
"I've always got something to say about the stories in my songs", says the singer. And what stories they are. It's summed up by the bittersweet lilting title track of 'My Life Could Use A Remix', co-written with Don Black, the lyricist on classic film themes such as Diamonds Are Forever and To Sir With Love.
Born into a musical household in Paris (Ray Charles manager was a close family friend, and house guests in their Parisian home included the great Marvin Gaye), Sophie's story so far could hardly be described as typical. Winning a scholarship to the prestigious Berkley School of Music in Boston at the age of seventeen, Sophie moved to the US and ended up working in various studios and gigging regularly in New York.
Having moved to London six years ago, she is now established in South West London as an accomplished songwriter and producer in her own right. Her windowless studio near Putney Bridge has provided her with the perfect opportunity to hone her craft, and perfect her finest collection of songs to date - soulful, irresistible and impossible to pin down 'My Life Could Use A Remix' is an album with no gimmicks exuding quality and class.
Sophie will be supporting Jeff Beck on two of his UK dates in May and playing a headline show at Roundhouse Studio on June 12. Dates are as follows:
13th May: Southend Cliffs Pavillion - Westcliff-on-Sea
14th May: Royal Albert Hall - London
12th June: Roundhouse Studio - London
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