Portland-Based Electrorockers Gossip Drop New Single, Album out May 22nd
31 year old Beth Ditto of the American indie rock outfit Gossip probably has one of the most iconic pop voices of all time, which makes it all the more unfortunate the band is one of the most underrated & under-appreciated in the States right now. Released March 13th on iTunes, "Perfect World," the trio's latest single, showcases Ditto's range and talent perfectly - restrained and subtle in the verses and big and belty in the choruses. Ditto's voice is MASSIVE so showing this kind of restraint in a song is truly a beautiful thing to behold. "Perfect World" serves as the lead single off the band's fifth studio album, A Joyful Noise, due out May 22nd on Columbia Records and produced entirely by Xenomania founder and mega pop hitmaker Brian Higgins (Pet Shop Boys, Sugababes, Rachel Stevens, Girls Aloud, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Kylie Minogue).
Following the release of Music For Men, Ditto released her self-titled debut solo EP on Sony Music, featuring the hot James Ford/Jas Shaw (Simian Mobile Disco)-produced "I Wrote The Book," which managed to peak at #19 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart with remixes by DJ Strobe and Mark Picchiotti. While I do love Beth Ditto on her own, I'm beyond excited about new Gossip tunes.
Download "Perfect World" on U.S. iTunes HERE. While not released in the UK until May 7th, you can pre-order it on UK iTunes HERE. A Joyful Noise is out everywhere May 22nd. Check out the dark, yet beautiful Price James-directed video for "Perfect World" below and fall in love with this criminally underrated band. PLEASE.