In a recent Q&A on her official page, British singer Dido reveals that her upcoming fourth album will see a return to her electronic roots. When asked why her last album, Safe Trip Home, was such a departure, sonically-speaking, from her previous two albums, Dido had this to say:
“I intentionally didn’t use any electronics on the 3rd album…We had a lot of fun creating sounds from all manner of instruments. This was instead of using anything pre-programmed. It was a great learning experience for me and also made me a much better musician pretty quickly! It’s also making me really appreciate the joy of electronics again on this new album I’m making. It’s good to take a break and now I’m celebrating my electronic roots again.”
This makes me happy. I own and practically played out my copy of No Angel, and its follow up, Life For Rent isn’t too bad (though it reminds me of working retail, as many of her songs played in our store). Safe Trip Home is the only Dido album I don’t own. It just wasn’t my cup of tea I suppose…and there were practically no remixes off that album, save for one Dennis Ferrer remix of “Don’t Believe In Love.” No…not everything requires a remix, but in the case of Dido…her light-as-air vocals just lend themselves to a club beat. What do you all think of Dido? Anyone buy Safe Trip Home? Perhaps I’m missing out.