Dido makes her long-awaited return with the follow-up to 2003's 'Life For Rent'. Produced by Jon Brion (Rufus Wainwright, Evan Dando), 'Safe Trip Home' has the London-born singer in a reflective mood, while the soft, spiralling melodies are still present, along with the piano lines fans have come to expect. Singles include 'Don't Believe In Love', while a notable collaboration with Brain Eno on 'Grafton Street' is also included.
It seems that Dido took her time to make music perfect. I've heard 3 tracks so far and 3 previews and they are really amazing. It's really great when emotions can be heard in songs. The album starts with its first single "Don't Believe In Love". Dido is no angel after all! With funky and blues elements Dido is not ashamed to share her feelings that she's not ready for love and she can't promise the comintment.
The best track so far is "Grafton Street" devoted to her father who died in December 2006. With Celtic atmosphere, amazing sound of the recorder, brilliant lyrics and deep emotion that can be felt in Dido's voice make this song maybe the best work from Dido.
In piano ballad "Look No Further", Dido discovers that she's found what she wants from life, found her home. All this culminates in the end with strings arrangement.
In song "Let's Do the Things We Normally Do" music is very misterious. It's great and unusual track for Dido.
Song "Us 2 Little Gods" has the most interesting title. Faster, guitar song country-influenced. It's very catchy. Maybe one of the next singles.
"It Comes and It Goes" - according to sample another great pop song by Dido. Great combination of up and down tempo in one song (Dulle).
1. Don't believe in love
2. Quiet times
3. Never want to say it's love
4. Grafton street
5. It comes and it goes
6. Look no further
7. Us 2 little gods
8. The day before the day
9. Let's do the things we normally do
10. Burnin love
11. Northern skies