Sofie Royer returns with a new song and video for “Paris is burning,” a duet with Alexander Dexter Jones. The visual was directed by Joseph Bird Jr. and was filmed next to Paris’ most iconic landmark. The track is the first hint from Sofie’s upcoming album, out later this year on Stones Throw.

Sofie says: “Alexander Dexter Jones and I met through my management at Record Makers, Marc and César. We spent some Spring days on a song for his record in Paris at Melodium Studios, where I was super excited to play the original bass used on Air’s Moon Safari. We were eager to work together again. ‘Paris is burning’ was written in early June, whilst the trash filled streets of Paris burned and rain tapped lightly against the window panes of the listening room at Record Makers. The room holds a wonderfully detuned piano at which we wrote the bare bones of the song in the span of an afternoon; just chords and lyrics penned on a piece of paper, ink staining my fingers, singing together.”

Last year, Sofie released “Mio”, a sweet summer jam about the performance of self in everyday life. In 2022, her album Harlequin showcased her passion for her native city of Vienna’s opera and ballet traditions as well as the baroque lyricism of cabaret, medieval performances and the court jester. Stay tuned for more from Sofie.

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