British pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor is experiencing a career resurgence due to the renewed popularity of her 2001 hit “Murder on the Dancefloor,” following its unforgettable use in the film Saltburn. In a PAPER Magazine profile, she reflects on her unexpected career twists, including her beginnings with the band Theaudience and her solo breakout with Spiller’s “Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love).” Her performance at Webster Hall in New York City captivated fans with a mix of old hits and new material, showcasing her enduring appeal and connection with her audience.

When asked by PAPER if she has a song that she would like to have a “Murder on the Dancefloor” resurgence, she responded poignantly “I don’t think it works like that. When you put music out into the world, it’s never a static moment. You put a song out because you want to start a dialogue. It’s like a conversation. You put out a song and then people reflect it back to you, and then it always evolves. For me to start flinging out other songs would almost be like me not understanding how special that is. I don’t really need to dilute it.”

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