Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beth Ditto - I Wrote The Book

Beth Ditto has gone solo.  The outspoken riot grrrl and lead singer of Gossip has started a new chapter in her career. Instead of using that soulful voice of hers for rock music, Beth Ditto went pop.  Not just any kind of pop, but club friendly early nineties Madonna-esque pop music.  For those of you who know and love Gossip, this may scare you.  However, Beth Ditto manages to tackle this new style with outstanding results.

"I Wrote The Book", the first single off of her self-titled EP, could be the start of something amazing.  The production is nothing short of sleek and glossy.  While the song has a distinct throwback sound, it doesn't fall into the outdated and cliché part of the nineties.  It's current, yet classic.  Beth's vocals are drenched in echo, adding some depth to the track.  When I listen to "I Wrote The Book", I imagine an overcrowded dancefloor with neon strobe lights.

You can download "I Wrote The Book" for free and check out the rest of the EP, here.  It may be a step away from the sound of Gossip, but it's most certainly worth a listen.  The accompanying music video is just as appropriate.  She's definitely channeling a little bit of "Justify My Love", and maybe even "Vogue".  Check it out below...

1 comment:

  1. Love Gossip and Beth Ditto but seriously don't get why she did this !?

    Such an ordinary song :/

    Jess Xxx