The New Single From Gossip is Absolutely “Perfect”
Gossip is one of my favorite bands in the game right now; Their music is powerful, and they put on the best live show you’ve ever seen. While they have a steady following in the US, they’re one of those “big in Europe” bands, especially in the UK. They dominate the charts, and frontwoman Beth Ditto dominates the fashion world – she’s designed multiple clothing lines, and will release a makeup line with MAC later this summer. Ditto, and drummer Hannah Blilie are both queer-identified.
May 22 will mark the release of the band’s fifth LP, “A Joyful Noise,” which was produced by Brian Higgins of Xenomania (Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud). As far as the album’s influences are concerned, Ditto admits, “I spent the whole year listening to ABBA and not listening to the radio.”
As you are (hopefully) well aware, UB has been holding down the fort at South By Southwest, having a blast along the way. On Thursday, Gossip will perform live at the festival. Don’t fret if you’re not in Austin, you can stream the entire performance online.
For now, please feast your ears on Gossip’s new single, “Perfect World.” I’ve been playing it on repeat all day, and I’m sure you will too.