Single Review: Beth Ditto – Fire

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Beth Ditto is back and she’s on ‘Fire’
Five years we had to wait for new Beth Ditto material! That is when the very last Gossip album came out. A year before, in 2011, Beth Ditto already tried her luck on her own with a self titled solo EP, featuring the dance and house influenced single ‘I Wrote The Book’. Beth decided to go in an completely different direction this time around, something that lies closer to the Music For Men record she did with her band Gossip. The rocking guitars are back!

Beth explained on Radio 1 that she did not have a genre in mind when she started writing with Jennifer Decilveo. “I just wanted to do stuff that just seemed right and felt right. … I tried to be very uncool.” I am not completely sure that turned out well, because Beth Ditto basically sounds effortlessly cool whatever she does. ‘Fire’ is an infectious retro rock track with a catchy guitar riff. Her vocals are ace as always, full of attitude and personality. ‘Fire’ is the first single taken from upcoming album Fake Sugar which she described as her ‘southern record’ to Pitchfork. It will be released of the 16th of June. Exciting times!

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