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Sophie: I struggle with sad tunes

Published 26/06/2011 | 07:04

Sophie Ellis-Bextor finds it hard to write sad songs when she is happy
Sophie Ellis-Bextor finds it hard to write sad songs when she is happy

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has revealed she finds it tough to write sad songs these days - because she's happy with her life.

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The Murder On The Dancefloor singer, who is married with two children to The Feeling bassist Richard Jones, is back with her fourth album Make A Scene.

"It's sometimes easier to be angry, frustrated, heartbroken or blue than it is to be happy, and it can be tough to be chipper in a song without sounding twee," Sophie admitted.

"People do know a bit about me, so I can't really hide and pretend things are different."

When penning songs, the 32-year-old tries to recall times when she wasn't so content.

But she said: "I haven't shied away from writing happy songs, because I am happy, plus they're quite hard to write and I like that challenge."

Before releasing the album Sophie left her record label Universal after a decade and set up her own enterprise EBGBs (which stands for Ellis-Bextor Great Britain).

The singer admitted it was a daunting move.

She added: "Things have changed so much in the record industry since I started, and things are a lot more immediate now. I felt I wanted to have that spontaneity and you can't really have that when you're signed to a major label."

:: Make A Scene is out now.

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