Dido is determined to remain true to herself and not create an image for the benefit of the media.

The WHITE FLAG singer finds it difficult to relate to artists who present themselves falsely to further their careers.

She says, "It bemuses me, but I don't want to be someone who plans a way to present yourself just for the benefit of a few music journalists.

"I've never pretended to be anything other than a musician, a singer, a writer and producer. I don't have a gimmick, and I don't see why I have to have one.

"I'm just making music, and I love it. It's my whole reason for everything, you know?"

17/09/2004 08:36