Break the Habit

by Sophie Barker

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1.
Break the Habit
2.
04:22
3.
I Do it to Myself
4.
3 Things
5.
Road 66
6.
Gold Dust Woman
7.
Don't Give it Away
8.
Breathe Me In
9.
Let's Start Again

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Sophie Barker’s distinctive and critically acclaimed vocal range, paired with her emotional song-writing skills, have yielded world-wide chart-topping singles, million-selling albums and music collaborations with artists as diverse as David Guetta, Zero 7, Groove Armada, The Egg and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins).

Perhaps best known as one of the trio of original Zero 7 singers, alongside Sia and Mozez, Sophie’s long-awaited 3rd solo album, ’Break the Habit’ took 4 years to record but sees her more comfortable than ever in her own skin.

Undoubtedly her best work to date, the LP effortlessly flows between her upfront live sound, finely-honed from intense touring and appearances with her band at festivals and venues across the UK and USA, and more atmospheric, mood driven electronica.

Produced by Alex Pilkington, and written by her, with collaborations from Alex, Paul Silver and her band, the album pours out of your speakers like honey. The hypnotic tremolo guitar and soothing vocals of ‘Break The habit’ collide with a timeless low slung drum groove to kick of proceedings, then ‘Start Me’ drops the listener into a haunting world of dream-pop.

The first single, ‘I Do It to Myself’, ups the tempo, as jangly guitars and synths drive this sexy strut of a song into the esoteric harpsichord breakdown, before the effortlessly catchy eponymous chorus hooks you back in. A stunning and totally justified cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Gold Dust Woman’ confirms the breadth of Sophie’s vocal range, before the electronic loops, edgy synths, analogue fx and melancholic vocal delivery of ‘Let’s Start Again’ nail the atmospherics on the second single from the LP and sumptuous outro.

Sophisticated and stylish, packing a punch and full to the brim of lush sonic surprises, it’s another stunning album from this sultry songstress.

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releases January 13, 2017

All tracks produced by Alex Pilkington
Additional production by Sophie Barker
All tracks mixed by Bruno Ellingham, except 7, mixed by Henry Binns
Mastered By Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road

Photography by John Lander
Album design and layout by Nick Caro

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The luscious, sweeping vocal at the forefront of Zero 7’s ‘In The Waiting Line’.

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Track Name: Start Me
My secret life is burning me, drifting in an out of sleep
Don’t want no one to talk to me, my conscience is turning me around

I drink to drown, drown all my pain
Only makes me feel again
Feel again

Can’t sleep tonight for all the noise, the sounds are in my head
The waves that crash upon my feet, break the stillness of my heart

I drink to drown, drowm all my pain,
Only makes me feel
Again

Leave me this way, don’t wanna change
To feel again, feel again

Hold me now, now I’m my own
Hold me now, don’t let me go

Don’t let me go