Grammy-nominated artist and musician SOPHIE died at age 34 on Saturday morning. She died from an accidental fall around 4 a.m. Sophie Xeon, known as SOPHIE was a producer, DJ, and musician. She was from Scotland, but died in Greece, where she had been working. Her management stated that they are asking for respect and privacy for her family.
“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,” wrote Transgressive & Future Classic, her record labels.
SOPHIE stood out as an experimental pop artist well known for her avant-garde interpretation of pop music. She rebelled against constrictions on pop music and avant-garde pop. innovated experimental pop She rose to fame because of singles like “Bipp” and “Sweat.” Her ambitious debut album “Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides” came out in 2017. This album received a grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic album.
Through her career she produced content with many other artists, including Charli XCX, Madonna, and Vince Staples.
Alongside being a musician, she doubled as a trans rights activist. She came out as a trans woman herself in 2917. Previously SOPHIE stayed anonymous because she kept her identity hidden. She revealed her face in her music video for “It’s Okay to Cry.”
“Transness is taking control to bring your body more in line with your soul and spirit so the two aren’t fighting against each other and struggling to survive,” said SOPHIE in an interview with Paper Magazine.
She changed the game of pop music because of her willingness to take chances and do what others had not. She created her own version of pop filled with disorienting noise, synths, and harmonies.