February 17, 2011
Beth Ditto: I Wrote The Book (Video Premiere)
Photo courtesy of SPIN.
Madonna‘s making a serious comeback these days…and she’s not even the one making the music.
After Christina Aguilera‘s (critically panned) homage to “Express Yourself” with the video for “Not Myself Tonight”, and the current brouhaha surrounding Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” and its not-so-subtle references to “Express Yourself” and “Vogue,” there’s never been more early ’90’s Madonna permeating the pop scene than in this moment. (Well, except for when she was actually living it.)
Now comes the video premiere for Gossip front-woman Beth Ditto‘s “I Wrote The Book”–one of the four tracks from her upcoming Simian Mobile Disco-produced solo EP.
In an unabashed nod to Madonna’s “Justify My Love,” Ditto finds herself wearily drifting down an empty hotel corridor, luggage in tow, in the opening moments of the brand new clip.
Throw in the ballroom dance of “Vogue” (WORK!), the bed sequences from Truth or Dare, and all the light, mood and shadow of the entire Erotica era (down to the very font!), and BINGO: You’ve got yourself a proper Madonna homage.
This is, hands down, the best celebration of the Queen yet. I love, love, LOVE everything about this!
The Beth Ditto EP will be released on March 8.