After 17 years of kicking out increasingly dancy garage-punk with the Gossip, Beth Ditto will make her solo debut with Fake Sugar, set for release on June 16 via Virgin Records. “Fire” is the album’s leadoff track and first single.

Ditto – who will play sold-out shows in Berlin, Paris and London in April – enlisted Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day, Ryn Weaver) as her primary collaborator on Fake Sugar. The producer masterfully balanced out Ditto’s punk bias with pop flare and perspective. As Ditto puts it, “She was the rollerblades to my roller skates. We’d argue all day long and I loved it.”

To be honest with you, i was discussing some days ago with a friend about the Gossip and why Beth Ditto after the great collaboration with Simian Mobile Disco on her EP, didn’t continue solo or why don’t they record more albums. And … here are the news this week, that she’s back with a new album. So, destiny told me that this is the tune of the week! Listen loud & enjoy. It’s rocking!