She’s Back! Beth Ditto Announces New Single “Fire”

Blondie Teams Up With Beth Ditto
Blondie enlists Gossip's Beth Ditto for new track, "A Rose By Any Other Name."

EDIT: Updated with a streaming link.

Well, here’s some good news! Beth Ditto makes a very welcome return later this week with a new single called “Fire.” The track premieres tonight as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World and then hits iTunes/Spotify tomorrow (April 4). There isn’t a lot of information about the project as yet, but “Fire” sounds like a punchy pop/rock anthem from the very brief preview. It’s the first taste of the Gossip frontwoman’s long-overdue solo debut, Fake Sugar.

I can’t wait for Beth’s new era to unfold. Not only is she a fiercely original voice in a choir of automatons, her solo material has been hard fault. The 36-year-old’s self-titled 2011 EP, which found her experimenting with electronica, was excellent (particularly “I Wrote The Book”) and she always adds a little spice to collaborations (Blondie’s “A Rose By Any Name” and Cerrone’s “Supernature” are standouts). Listen to the much-missed diva’s latest below.

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