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FRESH: ‘Still On My Mind’ – Dido

Dido is Back! “Still On My Mind” is out TODAY!

by Christopher Smith

The multi-million selling singer has also announced her first tour in 15 (yes, fifteen!) years, where she will play songs from the new album alongside her classic mega hits such as “Thank You,” “Here With Me,” “White Flag” and “Life For Rent”.

The World tour, of 27 dates, commences in Europe on May 5th in Prague, with London’s Roundhouse on May 30th which will be followed by a North America tour in June. More info on the tour here. “Still On My Mind” is Dido’s 5th studio album and was written and recorded in England, a result of the fruitful and incredibly natural production/songwriting partnership with her long term collaborator and brother (Faithless founder) Rollo.

“It was simple, I only wanted to make another album if it was with him” says Dido. “It was made in such an easy way, all the vocals recorded on the sofa, a lot of it recorded at home”. It follows the 2013 release of the acclaimed “Girl Who Got Away”. “Still On My Mind” encapsulates a variety of styles and genres, ranging from her love of hip hop to her folk roots, but ultimately the entire record carries a dance and electronic music sensibility, even on the tracks with no beats. At the core, it’s about the songs which capture the beautiful essence of Dido personally and emotionally.

The first taste of the album is the glorious “Hurricanes”. From the first few notes of this powerful track, Dido’s voice has never sounded bigger and better, making you realize how much we’ve missed that sound. “Hurricanes” is available to download / stream from today here. It is also available as a free download with the pre-order of the album, available now Dido describes the making of this album as “an absolutely magical experience”. She says: “I wanted to capture the feeling I still get from listening to music, just that rush like you don’t need anything more than this”.

With sales of more than 40 million albums worldwide, Dido is one of the best-selling UK artists ever. Both “No Angel” and its 2003 follow-up, “Life For Rent”, still rank among the UK’s biggest-selling albums of all-time.

Tracklist for “Still On My Mind”:
1. “Hurricanes”
2. “Give You Up”
3. “Hell After This”
4. “You Don’t Need A God”
5. “Take You Home”
6. “Some Kind Of Love”
7. “Still On My Mind”
8. “Mad Love”
9. “Walking By”
10. “Friends”
11. “Chances”
12. “Have to Stay”

Dido is on tour this Spring across the UK, Europe and America, click here for tickets!

Click here to buy “Still On My Mind”.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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