Once upon a time, there was a British band called “theaudience,” which was given to songs with fab titles like “A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed” and “If You Can’t Do It When You’re Young, When Can You Do It?”
Theaudience managed only the one album, back in 1998, before breaking up; lead singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, then nineteen, went on to a solo career, and has now released five albums, the most recent being Wanderlust, from which we extract the current single, “The Deer and the Wolf.”
Definitely a departure from her dance-pop days. And this came out day before yesterday:
We are thrilled to announce @SophieEB as the new Pretty Polly girl! PP x #SEB pic.twitter.com/GHHKrBqS8y
— Pretty Polly (@PrettyPollyLegs) September 10, 2014
I sort of explained Pretty Polly last summer.
This is the cover art from Wanderlust:
Why the lapses into Cyrillic? Ellis-Bextor has said that the album is like “a soundtrack to an Eastern European film from the 1970s,” and indeed one track features a Bulgarian choir, recorded at the Bulgarian Embassy in London:
It’s not often I’ve stuffed a post into four different categories.