Sofie Royer ‘Harlequin’ LP
Pre-order. Due 7th October.
The Viennese singer songwriter Sofie Royer, FKA Sofie, returns with her second album, ‘Harlequin’, for Stones Throw, the follow up to her well-received debut album, ‘Cult Survivor’, in 2020.
‘Harlequin’ journeys between Sofie’s adolescence and adulthood, blending her nostalgia for early aughts reality television and American mall punk subculture with her passion for medieval performance, European cabaret, and Vienna’s ballet and opera history.
For her new record, Sofie adopts the visual aesthetic and gestures of the court jester, clown and cabaret artist, from the album artwork through to her live performances.
She previously released her compilation, ‘Sofie’s SOS Tape’, in 2016, featuring artists including Mndsgn and Charlotte dos Santos. Sofie was also an original member of Boiler Room and an NTS Resident DJ.
Sofie featured on Toro Y Moi’s new album, ‘MAHAL’ (Dead Oceans) and is supporting Toro Y Moi on his UK and EU headline tour in October along with her own ‘Cabaret’-style headline shows in key UK and EU markets later in 2022.
For fans of Cate Le Bon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jenny Hval, Julia Jacklin, Dora Jar, Midnight Sister, Caroline Polachek, Drugdealer, Clairo.
LP includes lyric and photo insert.
Catalogue number: STH2476LP
Label: Stones Throw