Dido answered a few fan questions on her official web site, DidoMusic.com, including which is the favorite song from her new album ‘Safe Trip Home’, coming out November 18th. “That changes every day and is the same with the other records,” the British singer songwriter responded. “At the moment, though, I still love listening to it as a whole piece. I spent a while choosing the order of the 11 songs I picked (from a big bunch) and meant it to be a bit of a journey and so I’m still just putting it on at the beginning and going with it. Songs change for me as time goes on. That’s one of the things I love about writing – how a song can change its meaning for me over the years even though I was being specific at the time.”
The following update has been posted over at Dido’s blog at MySpace (@dido) regarding her forthcoming third album:
Unfortunately, due to manufacturing delays, the release of ‘Safe Trip Home’ has had to be moved back a couple of weeks. It will now be released on November 17th worldwide (November 18th in the US).
Footage of Dido in the studio as the British singer songwriter worked on her forthcoming album ‘Safe Trip Home’ has been posted online.
“One of the things I wanted to do this time was just sort of go with something and trust it,” Dido explained, “and trust a lot in my first instincts.”
She added, “If I haven’t got something I’m sort of burning to write about, I sort of feel like I don’t want to make a record for the sake of it. I want to make a record when I’ve got something to say on the record.”
Watch the clip via YouTube below.
Britney Spears is looking towards Dido to pen songs for a new album, a Jive Records source tells Neil Sean of Sky News. “They have history after Dido wrote ‘I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman’ for a previous album,” the insider said. Neil says Dido had great things to say about the pregnant pop princess. “She was the sweetest thing. I totally enjoyed the experience of working with her,” Dido said.
After teaming up on ‘Stan’, Neil Sean of Sky News hears that Dido and Eminem are talking about teaming up for another original tune. “It would be a song we both write this time so we have double the impact,” Dido said. “He’s a far greater songwriter than he gives himself credit for and we gel very well in that respect.”
A source tells Neil Sean of Sky News that Dido has been tapped to provide the next Bond theme for ‘Casino Royal’. “Dido is the only star we know that can not only write and perform the theme but has the style and class to make it an international hit too,” the source explained.
Dido Mulling Vegas Deal
Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Dido is the latest star to be offered a deal to perform a long-term series of gigs in Las Vegas. “We are aware of interest but, as yet, she’s finishing her third album,” a source said. “Las Vegas could very well become part of the tour schedule when she releases it.”
The Sunday Mirror reports that Dido has split from soccer star Sol Campbell. “She decided it just wasn’t working out,” a source revealed. “She thought Sol was a really nice guy and admires what he does as a football player. But, in the end, she decided the romance wasn’t for her.”
Dido Performs At School Pal’s Wedding
October 10, 2004 – The People reports that Dido stunned her oldest school pal Laura Ibes and new hubby Jonathan Greenwood by performing an impromptu gig for her wedding near Gourdhurst, Kent. Her acoustic set included her smash ‘Thank You’, and her remarks at what a great friend Ibes was sent the bride into tears.
Arsenal soccer star Sol Campbell has been dating Dido, according to The People. “They are getting closer and closer and are seeing each other more frequently,” a source revealed. “They are getting on like a house on fire.”
The source added, “Dido loves Arsenal and thinks Sol is brilliant. He finds her very attractive and reckons her mellow music is cool. This could be the start of something really big.”
The full story at people.co.uk has since been removed.
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According to ContacMusic.com, British singer Dido has agreed to write a song for sexy diva Christina Aguilera. Dido, 32, is so impressed with the Dirrty star’s unusual voice she jumped at the chance to pen a track for her. The ‘White Flag’ singer says, “I get approached a lot to write for various people, but I decided to do one for Christina because she has got a unique voice.”
Dido Brings ‘Life For Rent’ Tour To Smaller Venues
Dido tells Reuters one of the things she wanted to do on her ‘Life For Rent’ tour was to play at smaller venues. “I know that I prefer going to shows in smaller venues, it’s a simple as that,” Dido explained. “I love it when I feel like I’m right there and I can really hear everything and it sounds beautiful, so we purposely chose a lot of our favorite theaters sort of around the country and I just wanted to create a good evening.”
Dido spoke frankly about her love for sex in an interview with Elle magazine. “I think sex is one of the greatest things in the world,” the singer revealed. “I do love sex. I’m very open about it, I just love it. It makes you happy.” She added, “I feel very relaxed about it, and I’ve got more that way as I’ve got older. You know what you want and you really enjoy yourself and you feel free and you feel open.”