Pop Lullabies

Dido's long-awaited 5th studio album is more mature than she's ever been, dealing with themes of parenthood and dedicating the album to her son.

By Nicolas Magenham | Video of the Day | April 15, 2019

Dido’s fifth studio album Still on My Mind was produced with her elder brother and long-time partner in crime Rollo Armstrong (who is also co-founder of the electronic group, Faithless). “It was made in such an easy way, all the vocals recorded on the sofa, a lot of it recorded at home”, the famous performer of the hits Thank You and Here With Me explained. Over the course of 12 songs the two artists tried to encapsulate all the musical styles they loved, from 90’s dance and dream pop to folk and hip-hop. Putting the finishing touches to this colorful array of genres are stunning background vocals (Give You Up) and a melancholic piano (Walking By). The lyrics of the album generally revolve around the theme of love, whether in a positive light relating to the power of music (You Don’t Need a God) or being hurt by someone (Give You Up). Dido (whose real name is Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong), dedicated this collection of songs to her young son which is perhaps the reason why these tracks almost seem like lullabies, especially Still on My Mind and the beautiful melody in Some Kind of Love. Accompanied by a simple acoustic guitar, her gentle voice performs wonders.


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