Finding the key to the puzzles of life
Pop star, parent and jigsaw aficionado, Sophie Ellis-Bextor is back with a new album
and all of that goes into it as the keystones of what you can call on for inspirations and ideas. I love travelling too, and it’s amazing that even when you try and escape home, it really resonates when you’re abroad too.
“I was lucky that I started going abroad when I was little. I remember going to Kenya when I was about four, and I still remember how extraordinarily different things were to what I was used to. You start thinking about ‘what if I’d been born here’.
“It’s always the same feeling when you get off a plane to somewhere really bustling and you think ‘god, this is all happening here all the time’ and it makes you realise how teeny-tiny our individual lives are.”
Speaking of teeny-tiny, the recording process had a small guest on hand, too. Her newest son Jesse was in the studio this time around, having been born just 12 weeks previously.