If all you know about Dido is that you heard her sing in that Eminem song, there are some other things you should know about her. Before Dido (yes, that's her real name, given to her in honour of the mythical founder of Carthage by her poet parents) carved out her path as a singer-songwriter, she was a classically trained musician who ducked out of law school to pursue life as a literary agent.
Thankfully, to her legions of fans, Dido left all of that behind, picked up a guitar and began making demos. Nearly two decades, several Brit Awards, a few Grammy and Oscar nominations later, Dido is set to release Girl Who Got Away, her fourth album of original material, and first since 2008. The new album features a few big-name guests, including Kendrick Lamar and Brian Eno.
Girl Who Got Away was released earlier this month in the U.K. but will not be available in North America until March 26 (you can pre-order the album from iTunes here). Until then, stream Dido's latest in full, here at CBC Music:
Dido, Kate Rogers Debut On Radio 2 Top 20
The Angriest of Angry Songs, from Eminem to Dixie Chicks
Q&A: Kendrick Lamar
Daniel Lanois discusses Brian Eno's Apollo
on Mar 13, 2013