A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Sophie Xeon, mononymously known as SOPHIE was a Scottish musician, producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ.
Sophie came to prominence with singles such as “Bipp” (2013) and “Lemonade” (2014). Sophie’s debut album was known Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides. It was released in 2018 and earned a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Sophie died on 30 January 2021 at home in Athens, Greece at the age of 34 years. Sophie’s s record label, Transgressive and Future Classic released a statement confirming Sophie’s death. It read;
“Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident. True to her spirituality, she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell.
“She will always be here with us. The family thank everyone for their love and support and request privacy at this devastating time.”
The famous producer was born on 17 September 1986. Sophie was 34 years old at the time of her death on 30 January 2021.
The renowned Dj grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. While young, Sophie’s father would play cassettes of electronic music in the car and take them to raves.
Sophie quickly became enamored with the music and in an interview published by Lenny Letter, Sophie said this about childhood and growing up; “I spent all my time listening to those cassette tapes. I’d steal them from the car.”
There is no more information available about Sophie’s parents at the moment. Their identities remain unknown. We will provide this information once it is available.
Initially, Sophie remained anonymous and only revealed identity while coming out as a transwoman in 2017 in a solo musical comeback with a new single, “It’s Okay to Cry”. This was the first time Sophie’s voice and image were used in a release.
The Grammy-nominated artist was a trans woman. Earlier in Sophie’s career, some commentators accused Sophie of “feminine appropriation”, on the assumption that Sophie was a man using a female stage name.
In 2012, after Sophie’s accidental death, representatives informed Pitchfork that Sophie preferred not to use gendered or nonbinary pronouns.
- Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides Non-Stop Remix Album
- Nothing More to Say
- Just Like We Never Said Goodbye
- It’s Okay to Cry