OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
Released: 7th December 2018
SOPHIE’s debut album ‘OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES’ is released via Transgressive Records. The album is the next step in SOPHIE’s incredible and unorthodox career, following the ‘PRODUCT’ EP and is a bold artistic statement that establishes SOPHIE as a pioneer of a new pop sound. Over the last year SOPHIE has unleashed three singles from the album: ‘It’s Okay To Cry’, ‘Ponyboy’ and ‘Faceshopping’. Her music has been lauded by the media, with The New Yorker
calling her music “some of the best and most bewildering pop around,” and Pitchfork saying the new releases “couldn’t feel more cathartic.”
SOPHIE’s debut album, OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES, adapts many of the technical strategies heard on her previous work to looser, more sprawling compositions. Instead of chaining together compact singles as on 2015’s PRODUCT, the album builds and releases narrative tension. Beat-heavy romps like “Ponyboy” and “Faceshopping” nestle together at the top of the tracklist after “It’s Okay to Cry,” giving way to celestial swells of synthesizer and voice. Where SOPHIE’s early singles exhibited a keen feel for economy and a killer sense of humor, OIL makes a bid for transcendent beauty.