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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Look no further... is this a message ?

I'll contradict Dido's new song title, and look (actually listen) further than those four songs off her new album I heard so far, when Safe Trip Home is released on Nov 17.

I really liked her first two albums (No Angel, 1999 and Life For Rent, 2003), and was kind of looking forward to hearing her new songs. I remember reading that the recording of Safe Trip Home was being described as "a long process", with Dido experimenting a lot in the studio, trying to evolve with her own sound.

Four songs have surfaced until now, the first single Don't Believe In Love, which I'd describe as low-key introspectively boring Dido. Then she gave a song away on her website (Look No Further), which clearly made me wonder if the album was worth the wait. That minimalistic song clearly doesn't live up to what she's done in the past (Don't Live Home, See The Sun, My Life, Isoblel for example). Has Dido become totally boring ? I hope not. Then yesterday I found two more songs Let's Do The Things We Normally Do and Us 2 Little Gods, which are far from being exciting, to say the least.
So has Dido lost her Mojo while being away ? Maybe Don't Believe In Love is not the smartest choice for a first single, but still it's quite radio-friendly and will probably be a minor hit, but what's for sure is that Look No Further is clearly not a highlight, just a song she gave for free as a "thanks for waiting" gift...

I really hope the release of Safe Trip Home will prove all this wrong and will offer a new collection of classy pop songs perfect for a winter night by the fireplace. Cause that's what Dido's good for, right ?

Below you can hear Don't Believe in Love (which you can purchase since yesterday) and Look No Further, and make your own opinion on the tracks.

Découvrez Dido!



Découvrez Dido!


And, just for the memory, some good old Dido songs.


Découvrez Dido!


Découvrez Dido!


Découvrez Dido!


Découvrez Dido!

1 comment:

solowood said...

But I really love the song “look no further”,I think it's a beautiful song to listen to when you're down.....