Dido to Release First Album in Five Years, 'Still On My Mind'
'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 realise how much we've missed that sound.
One of the many highlights from the album, "Friends", "gets straight to the point. There's been many people in the past who have said 'you can't do this' and 'you're not good enough," Dido says. "But when everyone's back is turned I'll get on with doing what I am going to do and then see how we all feel at the end of it. So part of it is 'well, look at me now, I've done fine'. Success is the best revenge."
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.
The multi-million selling singer has also announced her first tour in 15 (fifteen!) years, where she will play songs from the new album alongside her classic megahits such as Thank You, Here With Me, White Flag and Life For Rent.
Dido full world tour dates:
May 5 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlín
May 7 - Zurich, Switzerland -Volkshaus
May 8 - Milan, Italy - Teatro degli Arcimboldi
May 10 - Munich, Germany - Circus Krone
May 11 - Vienna, Austria - Wiener Stadthalle
May 13 - Frankfurt, Germany - Alte Oper Frankfurt, Grosser Saal
May 15 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
May 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Laeiszhalle
May 17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
May 19 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi Electric Halle
May 20 - Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal
May 21 - Paris, France - L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
May 26 - Glasgow, UK - Royal Concert Hall
May 27 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
May 29 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
May 30 - London, UK - The Roundhouse
May 31 - London, UK - The Roundhouse
June 13 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
June 15 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
June 17 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
June 19 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
June 21 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre
June 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
June 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
June 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
June 28 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
June 29 - Vancouver, BC - The Orpheum
June 30 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO