Singer Dido has said that she
recognized that she had a gay following “pretty instantly.”
In an interview with Michigan gay
The Lines, Dido, 41, discusses her first studio album in five
Girl Who Got Away will be
released on March 26.
According to the British singer, the
“girl who got away” in the title track was her brother.
“[M]y brother [Rollo Armstrong] is
the 'girl who got away,' and he wrote most of those lyrics,” said
When asked, “There's some
gender-bending going on there?” Dido answered with a laugh,
“I love that song,” Dido continued.
“He sent me the lyrics and I just remember reading it thinking, 'I
love this song.' It's about so many things: about how I used to
feel, that sort of restless feeling, that feeling of maybe there's
another life somewhere and that feeling of wanting to be exceptional
but not quite reaching it. It's my favorite song. But then, as far
as the title of the album, it's also about everyone reaching out to
me [saying] that I keep disappearing, and it was quite a good comment
on that. I don't think I was disappearing, but everyone else thought
On when she recognized she had a gay
following, Dido stated: “Pretty instantly, I would say. I've
always had a very loyal gay following, which I'm very thankful for.”