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Sophie left behind “literally hundreds” of unreleased tracks, says brother

By | Published on Friday 4 June 2021


There is “a lot of music” by Sophie, who died earlier this year, which could be released in the future, says the producer’s brother Ben Long. And that includes a follow-up to 2018 album ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’.

“There is a lot of music in the vaults, absolutely”, confirms Long – who also worked as Sophie’s tour manager, live engineer, and mix engineer on recorded projects – and who has been talking to Billboard. “There are literally hundreds of tracks”.

Only a portion of those tracks are ever likely to be released though, with Long and the rest of his family left to decide what should be put out. “There are many, many discussions to be had”, he adds. “The most important thing for us is doing right by Sophie – putting stuff out that Sophie was happy with and would want to be out”.

“I don’t want to be like, ‘We’re going to put everything out’, because sometimes Sophie didn’t want it to or it wasn’t finished”, he adds. “But it was quite clear with a lot of songs, just from the fact that we had been working on them and mixing the album, that I know the direction a lot of things were supposed to be going”.

Of that album that he and Sophie were working on prior to the producer’s death, he says: “The idea Sophie and I discussed many times was to do one abstract experimental album and then a pop record – this was going to be the pop one – and to keep going on that cycle for years”.

Currently, there is no indication when any of this music might be made available.