Dido's new album, 'The Girl Who Got Away' reflects her happy state of mind as there was less pressure on her when recording it.
Dido's new album reflects her happy state of mind.
The 41-year-old singer has returned to the music scene with her first LP in four years, 'The Girl Who Got Away', and she says she was a lot more relaxed when writing it than she had been her previous records.
Dido - who has a 19-month-old son, Stanley - said: ''I think after all those years of success and being a rabbit caught in the headlights, you get confident about what you can do and what you're capable of doing, so there was a different approach making this record.
''Less pressure and just being happy about life certainly rubs off. I can be myself and show my best.
''Writing this album was a blast. Going to America and catching up with people. I lived in LA for a while so it's always great to return there.''
However, she admits finding the time to write songs is a lot harder now she's a mother.
She told The Sun newspaper: ''I just don't really have those lonely big times any more. When I'm writing I like to be on my own. I'd have a bottle of wine, get p**sed and write some songs.
''It doesn't really happen any more. I don't get any time to myself. I have to find other ways to write, or forge time when I have a bit of brain space to write.
''To be honest, I haven't managed too brilliantly so far. I made some of this album pre-Stanley and then had a huge break as I got used to motherhood. That was a shock.''