Scottish musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ, Sophie has died at the age of 34 a representative confirms.
On Saturday morning (January 30), British producer who molded electronic music into bracingly original avant-garde pop, died in an accidental fall. She was 34, died at roughly 4 a.m. in Athens, Greece, where the artist had been living.
Sophie worked closely with artists from the PC Music label, including A.G. Cook and GFOTY, and produced for acts such as Charli XCX, Vince Staples, Kim Petras, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and Namie Amuro. In a statement, the labels Transgressive and Future Classic wrote: “True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell. She will always be here with us.”
SOPHIE’s representative wrote in a statement, “At this time respect and privacy for the family is our priority. We would also ask for respect for SOPHIE’s fanbase, and to treat the private nature of this news with sensitivity.”
In 2018, SOPHIE released her debut album Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides; a daring feat of avant-pop, industrial, and electronic music. The album garnered the artist more attention and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Sophie, who initially remained anonymous and later came out as a trans woman, came to prominence with singles such as “Bipp” (2013) and “Lemonade” (2014), which were collected on the 2015 compilation Product.
SOPHIE also contributed music to the Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack and recently started a new duo project with Juliana Huxtable called Analemma.
Scottish Musician & DJ Sophie Has Died At 34
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