Album listening party
Big thanks to everyone who took part in our Girl Who Got Away listening party on Twitter yesterday. If you missed it, you can now relive the whole thing below…
DIDO: OK – 5… 4…. 3…. 2…. 1… PRESS PLAY ON YOUR GIRL WHO GOT AWAY ALBUM, NOW!
1. NO FREEDOM
DIDO: #nofreedom wanted this to be first single cos it’s just one of my favourite songs i’ve written. and it just felt simple direct way to start
@pedro__ts: This song is lovely, it’s very you to be honest. I love the lyrics and the feeling it portrays, freedom is what everyone wants
DIDO: #nofreedom recorded in Los angeles at rick nowels studio. then we finished at home with rollo. drums done by rollo and @_UTRB
DIDO: not a relationship song more about love in general in all its forms.
DIDO: and no, not an open relationship song!!
2. GIRL WHO GOT AWAY
DIDO: i think this is poss my favourite on the album. that changes though. stanley loves it too!
@paullomachado: Did you write this song after or before STH?
DIDO: wrote this song in 2010 and rollo wrote alot of the lyrics. he’s the ‘girl who got away’! x
DIDO: someone asked and yes – i thought about #endofnight for another album title for a quick minute but went with #girlwhogotaway in the end x
3. LET US MOVE ON
@BlairMondoux: Whats the meaning of the song #Letusmoveon?
DIDO: Just that life is long and bad times will pass x
@FrankieFI: Listening to #GWGAparty from the Falkland Islands. #LetUsMoveOn is my second favourite after No Freedom. Well done!
DIDO: wrote this on guitar and it sounded like a country song and then rollo came along and made it sound very different. love it!
@ThomasBarber3: Blackbird reminds me of some tracks on No Angel. Was that deliberate? x
DIDO: no that’s cool tho! x
@paullomachado: “He put the co..” It was intentional right? hahaha xx
DIDO: yes a rollo special move! ‘he put the co’
@NimrodGod: Would you consider releasing the guitar version as well? #blackbird
DIDO: if you ask nicely! yes i’m sure i’ll do it acoustically for a performance somewhere. it’s really fun. x
5. END OF NIGHT
DIDO: next single! just decided x
DIDO: good choice? xx
@ppboots: one of your best songs ever! Will you ever play it live? PLEASE!
DIDO: yes!! definitely. can’t wait. #endofnight
DIDO: preparing my dance moves… #endofnight
DIDO: #endofnight the person i wrote this about is, well was, a friend… they have heard the song and love it and have no idea it’s about them!
DIDO: glad you’re all happy about #endofnight i can’t wait to sing it live xx
@ShanLovegood_TW : what is your favourite part of #EndOfNight ?
DIDO: #endofnight you were ugly when the beat kicked in and ugly when it left… and the chorus! i wrote it in 2010 but i still love it. x
6. SITTING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD
DIDO: #sittingontheroof the most autobiographical song i didn’t written the lyrics for. my brother wrote the lyrics! i think it’s about me tho
@paullomachado: where could b the roof of the world for you?
DIDO: parachuting over the alps x
7. LOVE TO BLAME
@ppboots: #lovetoblame Where did that beautiful extravaganza come from?!
DIDO: backing track sent by p*nut who did beats on white flag and track of ‘who makes you feel’. loved it and wrote on it and then expanded!
8. GO DREAMING
@ThomasBarber3: I LOVE #GoDreaming! How long did it take you to write the lyrics?
DIDO: #godreaming an afternoon with my brother. this song really about my values in life. always want to do the right thing and be a better
DIDO: #godreaming also about rising above bullying for me. i had a lot of fun making this track.
DIDO: #godreaming it started when i did the bassline and the song just made it self from there! x
@paullomachado: I love the chorus! Which song of this album did you wrote in the kitchen? :p
DIDO: #godreaming this is one of them!
@iamseifzahran: would you consider doing an acoustic version of #godreaming ?!
DIDO: yes – tried acoustic version the other day. sounds really lovely. sort of bluesy. very different from the album. x
9. HAPPY NEW YEAR
DIDO: #happynewyear and christmas day not connected other than both a bit sad for holiday songs! x
@Nanny_SCCP_: I Love #HappyNewYear. What is the inspiration behind this song? #GWGAParty
DIDO: have had a few dodgy new years eves in the past! i prefer new years day now! x
10. LOVELESS HEARTS
DIDO: #lovelesshearts penultimate song! another kitchen track wrote the chorus years ago and then something bad happened and i wrote the verses
11. DAY BEFORE WE WENT TO WAR
DIDO: #DayBeforeWeWentToWar the last track of the album! can’t believe this has gone so quickly!!
@SoyFelipo: where you record #daybefore? r birds in the begginig ? was intencionaly? it’s my favourite song
DIDO: recorded the vocals outside in the garden at my brother’s house as it was too hot inside! x
@JohnPeterGray: Who did the orchestal arregement? #DayBeforeWeWentToWar
DIDO: orchestra done by @rossidavide and he played every single string in it! he’s a total genius. did strings on #nofreedom
DIDO: it’s over!! thankyou so much for joining me. that was alot of fun. we’ll do the deluxe album next time! xxxx
DIDO: It was awesome! Really good idea to do this! Thanks for spending time with us! You rock!
DIDO: you guys rock too. thanks for joining me. over and out for now! x