Find­ing the key to the puz­zles of life

Pop star, par­ent and jig­saw afi­cionado, So­phie El­lis-Bex­tor is back with a new al­bum

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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.

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