Britain's Dido is "Girl Who Got Away" in first album in 5 years

Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:42pm EDT
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By Roselle Chen

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Acoustic pop singer Dido shot to fame a decade ago as the soft crooner on U.S. rapper Eminem's hit song, "Stan." After what she calls "disappearing" for while, she is back this week with her first album in five years - with a more electronic sound.

The London-based singer, 41, has sold more than 29 million albums since her debut album "No Angel" in 1999,

She will release "Girl Who Got Away" in the United States on Tuesday.

"It's a little comment on the fact that I disappeared a bit. That's what everyone else was pointing out to me that 'it's a perfect title for you'," Dido told Reuters.

"The song is about so many things for me. It's about that restlessness and having a dream of another life that you can't quite get to," she added.

"Girl Who Got Away" features an updated sound from the singer with heavier bassline beats, folk and electronic influences, which Dido attributed to her brother and producer, Rollo Armstrong.

"A great producer is someone that can facilitate the artist and make them the best that they can be," the singer said.

"That's where Rollo is so good. He pushes me to the point where I can't do any better. And then he'll take over and make it even better."   Continued...