New Music Video: Dido – “No Freedom”

When it comes to soothing, subtle yet powerful pop songs, there’s none better than Dido. 

Dido’s fourth studio album, Girl Who Got Away, was released earlier this month in Europe and will be released in the US on the 26th of March. It’s been nearly five years since her last album.

Dido’s bestselling debut album, No Angel, was released in 1999. Since then, the music industry has changed, but Dido has stayed true to her craft and style. You wont find any glitz, glamour, or shenanigans on her record.

Just a beautiful voice, great melodies, and emotionally charged pop songs. On the surface, the production and sound can seem simple, but it’s quite complex and layered. There are elements of electronic music, which Dido and her brother Rollo are known to incorporate in their production. It’s subtle and far from the pervasive EDM sound that is permeating the airwaves and pop music.

There is also subtle darkness in the lyrics that is beautifully juxtaposed with her angelic singing. This dynamic is further explored in the collaboration of Dido and Kendrick Lamar on “Let Us Move On”. I actually prefer the version with Kendrick Lamar over the Dido only version.

I’m a fan of these two songs and eagerly waiting for Girl Who Got Away to be released in the US on the 26th of March.  Hopefully she’ll tour with this album as she’s been an artist I’ve always wanted to see. Fingers crossed.

 

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New Music from Dido – “Let Us Move On” and “No Freedom” from upcoming album “Girl Who Got Away”

Dido is back! And she looks stunning! What a great album cover. And of course, she sounds amazing as you’ll hear for yourself.

She’s always been one of my favorites, and tops my list of singers I NEED to see live. Her last album, Safe Trip Home, was released in 2008 and explored the darker side of life and mortality.

In contrast, her next album, Girl Who Got Away, is said to be more upbeat and even fun and electric. It’s set to be released on the 4th of March.

Judging from the two songs that have been released, Dido hasn’t strayed far from her brilliant and signature sound.

The first track is called “Let Us Move On” and features Kendrick Lamar.

There’s a smoothness in Dido’s voice and singing that works beautifully juxtaposed with a rap verse, as heard on “Let Us Move On” and done brilliantly on “Stan” with Eminem.

Another track on the upcoming album is a song called “No Freedom” which will be the official lead single for the album.

As a massive fan of Dido, I was ecstatic to hear her vocals on “If I Rise” with A.R. Rahman for 27 Hours. I was hoping we’d get more music from Dido after that collaboration, but she made up wait. And after listening to these two songs, it was well worth the wait.

I’ve got high expectations for Girl Who Got Away, and have no doubt she’ll rise and exceed expectations.

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