Dido & A.R Rahman ‘If I Rise’ Video

Dido wearing jeans

Dido and A.R Rahman are out with the music video to their new single ‘If I Rise’. The song is featured on the ‘127 Hours’ movie soundtrack. The video features Rahman playing harpejji, which was the major instrument used in the track. The song was featured in the climax scene of the Danny Boyle film. Watch it via YouTube below.

Dido ‘Everything To Lose’

Dido seen here in the photo used for her 'Everything To Lose' single cover artwork

Dido is out with her new single ‘Everything To Lose’, a track featured in the upcoming movie ‘Sex And The City 2’, which is hitting theaters on May 27th. The soundtrack is out May 25th on WaterTower Music. Listen to it via YouTube below.

Dido “Embracing My Electronic Roots Again” On New Album

Dido did a Q&A for her official site, talking about how the material for her new album is coming along. The British singer songwriter responded:

Great. I’m really enjoying what I’ve been doing. I’ve been embracing my electronic roots again which is even more enjoyable than ever before after all I’ve been learning in the last few years. Loving Logic 9 too.

The rest of the questions and responses at DidoMusic.com have since been removed.

Dido Returns To Electronics On Fourth Album

Dido answered some fan questions on her official web site at DidoMusic.com, including from one wondering why her third album ‘Safe Trip Home’ doesn’t have electronic bits in it. The British singer songwriter responded:

I intentionally didn’t use any electronics on the 3rd album. It was a challenge that started as a small thought and then turned into a big theme of the record. We had a lot of fun creating sounds from all manner of instruments (bells, wind instruments, strings, brass, pots, pans, cans, sandpaper, anything). 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. :-)

Dido Thinks Carefully About Set lists

April 17, 2009 – Dido answered some fan questions at her official web site, DidoMusic.com, including how she picks her set lists. “I definitely think pretty carefully about taking the audience on a journey as I would when choosing the order of an album,” the British singer songwriter responded. “I pick the songs that are the most fun to do live and then create highs and lows and quiet moments and jumping around moments. The lighting is also really satisfying to work on as it’s something I really enjoy when I go to a show myself – when I feel like I can see the music.”

No Tour From Dido Until After Next Album Is Done

Dido answered a series of questions from fans on her official web site on Friday (February 6), including if and when she plans on going on tour. The British singer songwriter tells readers:

I think I’m going to do a proper tour after the next record. I’ve written and recorded so much recently and am just loving being in the studio and doing that at the moment. So I imagine another record will be released before the next tour. I’m really looking forward to touring when we do though. We had such an amazing time last time. Meeting so many people, playing in incredible outdoor venues in the summer. I felt so lucky every day. By the time I’ve finished all this recording I’ll be very excited to be out!

All the questions and responses at DidoMusic.com have since been removed.

Dido Describes Her On Stage Emotions

Dido answered several fan submitted questions on her official web site, DidoMusic.com, on Thursday (January 8), including why she decided to work with Jon Brion on her latest album ‘Safe Trip Home’, her favorite TV shows, and how she feels when on stage. “There’s so many things I can feel on stage,” Dido said regarding the latter topic. “Before I go on stage I am always nervous. I can’t help it. Then once I open my mouth and start singing/playing I feel calm. And when I see how lucky I am with how great the audience always is, I just get a huge rush of warmth and peace and excitement. I’m doing what I love and just love every minute. I love playing live for the accidents that happen, the sounds and dynamics that are created between the players that will never happen again, just because of the circumstance, the room, the audience, everything. Every night feels different and every night is different!”

Cristiana Miranda ‘Fisherman’ Ft. Dido’s ‘The Day Before The Day’

Dido’s new song ‘The Day Before The Day’ is featured in a short film titled ‘Fisherman’ directed by Cristiana Miranda. The video portrays a day in the life of a young fisherman from a seaside village in Portugal. The track comes from the British singer songwriter’s third studio album ‘Safe Trip Home’, out now on her Cheeky Records label. Watch it via MyPlay below the cut. (more…)

Dido ‘It Comes And It Goes’ Video

Dido is out with the music video to her new single ‘It Comes And It Goes’, off the British singer songwriter’s third studio album ‘Safe Trip Home’, out now on her Cheeky Records label. Watch it below.

On TV: Dido, David Archuleta, Miley Cyrus

Pop acts on television this week include:

Dido, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Wednesday.

Lance Bass, who competes in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (ABC) on Monday and Tuesday.

Justin Timberlake, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Raven Symone, who visits ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

David Archuleta, who performs on ‘Today’ (NBC) and ‘Total Request Live’ (NBC) on Tuesday, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Wednesday, and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Friday.

Elton Joh, who visits ‘The View’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

Joshua Radin, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Yelle, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Enrique Iglesias, who visits ‘TRL’ (MTV) on Wednesday and performs on ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.

Miley Cyrus, who visits ‘Good Morning America’ (ABC) on Wednesday, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Thursday, and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Friday.

Sia, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Leterman’ (CBS) on Thursday.

Sarah McLachlan, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Thursday and ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Friday.

Dido Releasing 11 Short Films For ‘Safe Trip Home’

For the release of Dido’s third studio album, ‘Safe Trip Home’, the British singer songwriter is releasing 11 short films based thematically around the concept of home. “I wanted every song to have its own video or film to represent the album as a whole,” Dido explained. “I love seeing how someone else might interpret a song that is so specific and personal to me. It’s an experiment I’ve been really enjoying, watching the songs be turned on their heads by these beautiful emotional visual stories that are coming out of it.” Watch the first four films at safetriphome.com.