Beth Ditto gets so much press, you might forget there are two other band members in the Gossip.
I haven’t — I’m a huge fan of the trio, and Brace Paine and out drummer
Ditto is the cover model for the May issue of fashion/lifestyle magazine Dazed and Confused, but the photo spread and interview inside is a little more inclusive of the Gossip as a whole, and also producer Rick Rubin. They discussed the new album, Music For Men, that comes out June 22.
On the new album:
Ditto told NME the same thing, saying that when she was “writing down the tracklisting, we had about 14 songs and seven had the world ‘love’ in the title. I had no idea I was so romantic.”
Since Standing in the Way of Control was a mix of political songs and tunes on general relationships, Music for Men should be a nice departure — especially since Ditto tells Dazed, “It’s completely different from any record we’ve ever made, which is great.”
Somehow, this doesn’t make me nervous — just really excited for June 22.