Sophie Ellis-Bextor released her new album ‘Wanderlust’ today preceded by the single ‘Young Blood’. She also announced she will follow the release of her new album, Sophie has also announced a 10-date UK tour this April.

The April tour will kick off in Birmingham on the 7th and commence on the 19th in Glasgow and a second London show at Union Chapel on 11th April has been announced due to demand.

‘Wanderlust’ will be Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s fifth studio album. Co-written, produced and arranged by acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, Wanderlust was recorded in a London studio in just two weeks with a tightly-knit group of musicians and friends.

First single ‘Young Blood’ is a life affirming testament to true love, beautifully accompanied by Ed Harcourt’s plaintive piano and soaring string arrangement.

“The album is about roaming and your sense of where you come from, and how you take home with you but you also have this desire to get out there and see the world. I found making this album really empowering. I felt like after ten years of making records, this is like the biggest present to myself. I’m really proud of it and I feel really excited.”

Sophie’s new album sees the 34 year old star blossoming into an accomplished singer -songwriter with its 11 powerfully understated songs showcasing a newfound maturity, both lyrically and musically.

Tracklisting for Wanderlust is as follows:

Birth of an Empire
Until the Stars Collide
Runaway Daydreamer
The Deer & the Wolf
Young Blood
13 Little Dolls
Wrong Side of the Sun
Love Is a Camera
Cry To the Beat of the Band
When the Storm Has Blown Over

Tickets for the April tour are currently on sale and full 2014 tour dates, priced at £20 and £22.50 in London, are listed below –

Tickets are available from Live Nation

Tues 21st London Bush Hall (sold out)

Mon 7th Birmingham Institute
Tues 8th Oxford Academy
Thurs 10th London Union Chapel
Fri 11th London Union Chapel (extra date added due to demand)
Sun 13th Bournemouth Academy
Mon 14th Brighton Concorde 2
Tues 15th Bristol Academy
Thurs 17th Gateshead Sage (Hall 2)
Fri 18th Manchester Ritz
Sat 19th Glasgow Oran Mor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s new album ‘Wanderlust’ is available to download on iTunes below: