Queer Rocker Beth Ditto Sears With New Single “Fire”

Ditto is dropping her first full-length solo album, "Fake Sugar," later this year.

Out rocker Beth Ditto recently unveiled the first single from her debut solo album, Fake Sugar, and it’s absolute fire.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Beth Ditto fashion collection launch at Selfridges on February 18, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for Beth Ditto)
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The former Gossip front woman debuted “Fire” during an interview with BBC Radio 1, and says it’s one of “65 to 80 songs” she’s written over the last two years. The video sees Ditto crooning over one hell of a bar brawl.

 

 
Fake Sugar will be Ditto’s first full solo album, and the most recent release since a self-titled EP in 2011.

“[It’s] gonna be my Southern record, but not necessarily a country record,” she told Pitchfork . And “Fire” has a rocking vibe that clearly borrows from the singer’s Arkansas roots.

Fake Sugar drops June 16.

Texas native with a penchant for strong margaritas, early Babs and tastefully executed side-eye.