Years after the release of her playfully futuristic singles-collection Product, 2018 saw London-based producer SOPHIE release her debut album Oil Of Every Pearls Un-Insides.
The album takes you on a captivating journey that connects the listener to the body, mind, and soul of SOPHIE. In the past year, she’s brought visibility to her transgender identity as a woman by debuting both her bare body and voice on her lead single It’s Okay To Cry, showcasing her first “live debut” tour featuring iconic choreography, and being featured in countless magazine spreads amongst the likes of Paper, Billboard, and Vice.
It’s no surprise that Oil Of Every Pearls Un-Insides is nominated for a Grammy – each track on the album is just as riveting as the next, conveying different stories through homemade sounds and hyper-polished vocals. A perfect blend of synth-fuelled ballads, aggressively textured instrumentals, and atmospheric musical narratives, the album demonstrates Sophie’s masterful ability as both a producer and storyteller.
Consider Sophie as the new star in the avant-guarde electro-pop industry - Oil Of Every Pearls Un-Insides is hopefully just the beginning of her sonic journey.
Words: Shahin Rafikian