I only just realised that Kaushik is SaintKing.
I’m so glad you’re still around! I’ve been following the Popjustice thread to keep myself updated on Sophie, I’m not allowed to post there for some reason!
The album release has been delayed, Sophie admitted she was a bit too optimistic about having it ready for spring. It needs a bit more technical stuff. Reviews from the live shows are mixed, mostly due to her live arrangements only containing a string section and not much else.
She’s going to do another album with Harcourt after this. Unfortunate, I know.
Wish she would consider other edgier producers who can make unique and exciting pop music (Paul Epworth, John Congleton). I’d rather a 60s-influence record with Bernard Butler than another album like Wanderlust or Familia.
Sophie’s doing a live performance in Glasgow with the BBC Orchestra this September though (I’ll be in the UK then and hope to attend!) so the album might be out late Q3?
EDIT: “It’s out in the autumn and will now include a new song by Ed Harcourt and I,” says Sophie on Pledgemusic.
I’m guessing she got a lot more pledgers than she expected with this project, hence the delay so she can utilise all the funds to add value.