Popstar Charli XCX penned an emotional tribute to electronic music pioneer SOPHIE, who died earlier this week following a tragic fall.

Popstar Charli XCX, friend and longtime collaborator of electronic music pioneer SOPHIE, penned an emotional tribute to the producer after news of the latter’s passing earlier this week shocked the music world.

“It’s really hard for me to sum up the special connection I felt with such an amazing person who completely changed my life,” Charli posted on social media.

“There are so many memories, so many small details, so many different views and incredible feelings and stories. It’s impossible to summarize the journey I went on with Sophie. Even the most insignificant things felt enormous.” she wrote.

“I can’t explain how I feel and I can’t encapsulate what a unique person she was in one small social media post. I will honor Sophie in my own time personally, in my grief, through my memories, through my work, through writing things only I will read.” she continued.

“But for now, all I can is that I will miss her terribly; her smile, her laugh, her dancing in the studio, her gentle inquisitive voice, her cutting personality, her ability to command a room without even trying, her incredible vision and mind. She taught me so much about myself without even realizing. I wish I had told her more how special she was, not just her music, but her as a person. I love you and I will never forget you Sophie.” Charli said.

SOPHIE’s impact on contemporary music remains unparalleled. The artist and producer, who brought hyper-pop into the mainstream, influenced numerous artists over her short, yet illustrious career, including Charli XCX. SOPHIE produced Charli’s 2016 EP Vroom Vroom, with her influence also being evident Charli’s 2020 album how i’m feeling now.

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The Scottish producer died earlier this week after a sudden fall in Athens, where she had been living, at the aged of 34.