Listen:Beth Ditto shares new track ‘Fire’ with debut solo album details

After 17 years of kicking out increasingly dancy garage-punk with the Gossip, Beth Ditto will make her solo debut with Fake Sugar, set for release on June 16 via Virgin Records. “Fire,” the album’s leadoff track and first single,premiered last night as BBC Radio 1’s “Hottest Record in the World.


Ditto – who will play sold-out shows in Berlin, Paris and London in April – enlisted Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day, Ryn Weaver) as her primary collaborator on Fake Sugar. The producer masterfully balanced out Ditto’s punk bias with pop flare and perspective. As Ditto puts it, “She was the rollerblades to my roller skates. We’d argue all day long and I loved it.

On Fake Sugar, Ditto approaches love, loss, looking back and moving forward with all the sexiness, poignancy, power and beauty befitting such an iconoclastic artist. The album is a mash-up of driving blues, malt-shop pop, swooning rock and countrified soul. “In and Out” is a hip-shaker with a ’50s girl group vibe, “Savoir Faire” pairs a disco stomp with Ditto’s crackling rock vocal and “Go Baby Go” is a tribute to Suicide’s Alan Vega, decked out in black leather, racing down an interstellar aural highway. On “Oh My God,” Ditto’s rawness, quaver and cool split the difference between Tina Turner and Bobbie Gentry.

In addition to releasing six acclaimed albums with the Gossip, Ditto has recorded with such artists as Blondie, disco legend Cerrone and drumstep DJ Netsky, collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on her eponymous plus-sized luxury clothing line, modeled for Marc Jacobs and appeared in Tom Ford’s Oscar-nominated film, Nocturnal Animals. She’s also a newlywed, which has given her a fresh perspective on romance that informs several songs on Fake Sugar. “This is adulthood, baby,” she quips. “You fought for marriage equality, now you gotta live in it.
Fake Sugar – Track Listing
Fire
In And Out
Fake Sugar
Savoire Faire
We Could Run
Oo La La
Go Baby Go
Oh My God
Love In Real Life
Do You Want Me To
Lover
Clouds

The pre-order for Fake Sugar begins tomorrow at https://bethditto.lnk.to/FakeSugar. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “Fire.”

BETH DITTO SOLO – LIVE:

05.04 Berlin @ Lido
10.04 Paris @ Flow
11.04 London @ Omeara

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