Born Mary Beth Patterson in Arkansas Beth Ditto fronted the disco punk rock three-piece Gossip from 1999 until they broke up in 2016. This year, Ditto has returned with the first song from her solo debut full length album, Fake Sugar, due out June 16.
“Fire” showcases Ditto’s soulful and fiery (no pun intended) vocals. Ditto told Rolling Stone earlier this month that she wrote almost 80 songs over two years. Her main collaborator on the album was producer and songwriter Jennifer Decilveo.
Ditto and the Gossip released their last album in 2012. In 2014 she married her longtime girlfriend, started her own plus-size fashion line for women in 2016, and has been a longtime advocate for LBGTQ rights.
Below, listen to “Fire.”
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