SOPHIE, experimental artist and LGBTQ icon, died in an accident
SOPHIEAccording to a representative, the Scottish avant-garde musician died of an accident early Saturday morning. On January 30th at 4:30 am, SOPHIE died in Athens, Greece, where the artist had lived. She was 34 years old.
Record labels Transgressive and Future Classic In a statement, she said: “True to her spirituality, she ascended to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fallen. She will always be with us. “
SOPHIE was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and learned about electronic music at an early age. The artist’s father shared tapes full of electronic music and they went to raves together. These formative years were instrumental in consolidating SOPHIE’s passion to become an electronic music artist.
SOPHIE started making waves in the European club scene in the early 2010s. After meeting Dux Kids, a duo consisted of AG Cook and Danny L HarleThe artist got involved with the PC Music label and its artists. In 2013 SOPHIE released their first single “Nothing More to Say”. The house track contained the prototype sound of what SOPHIE would later investigate using more unconventional methods in the trap, ambient and hyperpop genres. This sound development received more recognition on the track “Bipp”, which achieved several top positions in year-end lists in a series of releases. This track and other singles from this period would eventually be part of the first compilation album PRODUCT by SOPHIE, which contained the tracks “LOVE” and “Hard”.
In 2018, SOPHIE released her debut album Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides; a daring feat of avant pop, industrial, and electronic music. The album attracted more attention and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance / Electronic Album. The song contained the singles “Ponyboy” and “It’s Okay to Cry”, while the song “Is it Cold in the Water” was later remixed by Flume and Eprom and featured on the former’s Hi This is Flume mixtape. SOPHIE also continued his innovations with incredible collaborations and production / songwriting credits on tracks Charli XCX, Vince Staples, Kim Petras, Cashmere cat, Arca, and Madonna. SOPHIE also contributed music to the Cyberpunk 2077 Soundtrack and recently started a new duo project Juliana Huxtable called Analemma.
Various artists and colleagues from SOPHIE have provided support and grief. This includes statements from Christine and the queens, Sam Smith, Rina Sawayama, Kelly Lee Owens, SG Lewis, and more.
The SOPHIE representative wrote in a statement: “During this time, respect and privacy for the family are our priorities. We would also like to ask for respect for the SOPHIE fan base and treat the private nature of this news and sensitivity. “