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Beth Ditto describes new Gossip album as 'grown-up and sad'

Beth Ditto has described Gossip’s forthcoming fifth studio album, 'A Joyful Noise,' as ‘grown-up and sad.’

The 31-year-old was speaking to Radio 1’s Annie Mac about the follow-up to 2009’s Music For Men ahead of the first play for its lead single, 'Perfect World':

She said: “It sounds grown-up and sad. I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.”

Ditto, who released a self-titled solo E.P. last year, also revealed she enjoyed the process of recording the album:

"We made it between London and Portland. The weather was the same. We didn't know where we were"

"It's been such a long time since we made a record in the place where we lived. It was great to just roll out of bed."

Produced by Xenomania’s Brian Higgins, best-known for his work with Girls Aloud, the album is released on May 14, the day before their only scheduled UK show at London's XOYO. 




Listen to Gossip's new single, 'Perfect World,' below: