The Gossip make “Music for Men” and lovers


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:

Beth: I don’t know if I have a favorite, but there is one song I’m really excited for people to hear. Its called “Men In Love.” It’s about gay men in love with each other. Love is a huge running theme on the 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.

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