Ukulele-toting, British songstress Sophie Madeleine is gearing up for the U.S. release of her sophomore album, The Rhythm You Started, due September 11, 2012 on Xtra Mile Recordings/ILG.
Praised by Time Out for her "sweetly plucked, romantic ditties," Madeleine's star has been steadily rising since her self-released debut, 2009's Love.Life.Ukulele.
"Oil & Gold," the first single from The Rhythm You Started, has nearly 50k views on YouTube.
Sophie Madeleine "Oil & Gold" video:
An experimentation with rhythm, The Rhythm You Started is a refreshing mix of timeless folk-pop songwriting with an uplifting indie synth edge. The multi-instrumentalist seamlessly weaves percussion loops and drum machines together with ukulele, violin, and sweet vocal harmonies. This summery blend is tied together by her disarming vocal. Its feather-light vibrato complements vivid metaphors and hook-laden melodies.
After self-producing the 10-track album from her living room in Brighton, Madeleine sought out the mixing expertise of esteemed producer Danton Supple. His previous credits include Coldplay, Thirteen Senses, Tenderfoot and Electric Soft Parade.
Prior to signing with Xtra Mile, Madeleine sold out a limited run of The Rhythm You Started, personally mailing copies to fans in 27 countries on five continents. The single, "Oil & Gold," has already been played on BBC Radio 2 by Steve Lamacq. She also recently supported Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon) at his headlining show at New York's legendary Mercury Lounge.
Sophie will next be playing July 31, 2012 at the Living Room in New York City.
The Rhythm You Started tracklisting:
The Rhythm You Started
Song To Fall In Love To
Oil & Gold
Change The Numbers
Come Follow Me
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