News: Rest In Power, SOPHIE.

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.

A statement from SOPHIE’s representative

It is with great sadness to say goodbye to one of the most incredible artists to grace the music industry, SOPHIE. The 34 year old avant-pop musician passed away on Saturday January 30th, with the confirmation of death due to an accidental fall. SOPHIE was living in Athens, Greece and in a statement from labels Future Classic and Transgressive, they 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.

The news of SOPHIE’s death has shocked the music industry and we are deeply saddened to lose such a skilled, talented and overall incredible human being who broke the boundaries of what it means to be a creative, to live your life unapologetically as who you truly are – to allow no one to hold you back and to break the mould of what is expected of you from society.

Massive amounts of tributes have poured in from artists across the world in remembrance of the late artist. Pitchfork have also written an in-depth article regarding SOPHIE’s take on music, gender identity and futurism that is poignant and insightful.

Never have we heard music like SOPHIE’s before. You can read our original review of SOPHIE’s iconic album ‘Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ here – a deep dive into the brilliant eclecticism of the artist that changed our view on pop music as we know it.

We have lost a legend. May you rest in power, SOPHIE.

Feature Image: SOPHIE photographed by Charlotte-Wales

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