You can listen to a Spotify playlist containing every song SOPHIE produced that’s available on the platform.
The playlist was compiled by Eavan McNeil. As well as featuring SOPHIE’s solo work such as early singles ‘Bipp’, ‘Lemonade’, ‘Vyzee’ and debut album ‘Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides’, it’s packed full of collaborations SOPHIE made with other artists and remixes.
SOPHIE produced for popstars such as Charli XCX, Madonna and MØ and rappers such as Vince Staples and Le1f over the years, bringing a revolutionary style of production to the table that sequenced experimental and pop sonics into a unique blend.
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Charli XCX’s ‘Vroom Vroom’ EP, which is on the playlist, is heralded as one of her finest releases and influential in her futuristic pop direction that followed.
Speaking to Pitchfork in 2013, SOPHIE said: “Music as molecular gastronomy is something I like to think about. It’s about getting to the molecular level of a particular sound—realizing what that sound actually is made of, and why it behaves a certain way when processed or cooked. Then, you use those molecules to build new forms, mixing and re-appropriating those raw materials—and of course, it should be bloody delicious.”
In 2017, Rihanna posted a photo of her in the studio working with SOPHIE (see below), and Lady Gaga also collaborated with SOPHIE in the sessions for recording ‘Chromatica’, although these weren’t featured on the final album.
BloodPop, who co-produced all 11 tracks on ‘Chromatica’, said to Entertainment Weekly last year: “We worked with SOPHIE very early on. [She was] the first collaborator of those sessions. Those days were fun. We set up six microphones and recorded [Gaga's] Lamborghini exhaust, and SOPHIE cut it up into samples. [Though they didn't make the album], we still plan to finish those songs and present something special within the 'Chromatica' universe.”
Listen to the playlist below.
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