Still on My Mind

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Still on My Mind
Dido – Still on My Mind.png
Studio album by
Released8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
StudioRAK Studios, London
GenreElectro-folk[1]
Length45:27
LabelBMG
Producer
Dido chronology
Greatest Hits
(2013)
Still on My Mind
(2019)
Singles from Still on My Mind
  1. "Give You Up"
    Released: 22 January 2019
  2. "Take You Home"
    Released: 5 April 2019
  3. "Friends"
    Released: 22 July 2019

Still on My Mind is the fifth studio album by English singer Dido, released on 8 March 2019 through BMG.[2] It is her first studio album since 2013's Girl Who Got Away. The album was supported by singles "Give You Up", "Take You Home", "Friends" and "Just Because".

Recording[edit]

Dido wrote and recorded the album in the UK with her brother Rollo. She said she "only wanted to make another album if it was with him", and called the recording process simple and an "absolutely magical experience",[3] saying it was "made in such an easy way, all the vocals recorded on the sofa, a lot of it recorded at home".[4]

Dido said she inadvertently made the album very similar to No Angel. Dido felt no one would ever hear No Angel at the time of its release and that the feeling that no one would hear her album crept into Still on My Mind because she had a good time recording it.[5]

Dido learned a lot about production while making the album on songs like "Hell After This" and "Mad Love". She described her style of production as less professional, haphazard, and a mess compared to her brother, Rollo Armstrong, as she records everything in one take and is constantly deleting stuff. The final track on the album, "Have to Stay", was recorded in its first take as she was writing it. The person Dido was writing with, Ryan Laubscher, doesn't move chords for the first two verses of the song because he's getting to grips with what she's singing as she's singing it for the first time. Dido said she loved the feel of it so much that when she came in to record it properly, it never felt the same, so she kept the first recording.[5]

Music[edit]

The album is said to display Dido's "love of hip hop and her folk roots", and feature "a dance and electronic music sensibility".[4] According to Neil Z. Yeung of AllMusic, Still on My Mind is essentially an electro-folk album with a "hip hop heartbeat" and elements of electro-pop, synth-pop, disco and new age.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
The Irish Times[7]
The Observer[8]
Pitchfork6.6/10[9]
Albumism[10]
MusicOMH[11]
Consequence of SoundB[12]

Still on My Mind received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 70 based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favourable reviews".

Promotion[edit]

Dido first announced the single "Give You Up" while answering fan questions on Twitter, and also revealed the title of "Chances".[13] Dido later stated in an interview with the Evening Standard that the final track on the album would be a song about parenthood titled "Have to Stay".[14]

Dido performed "Give You Up" live on The Jonathan Ross Show, which aired on 9 March 2019.[15]

Despite releasing a total of four singles from the album, Dido failed to promote the last three at all, due to being on tour.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes[16]

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Hurricanes"5:17
2."Give You Up"
  • Hulbert
  • Adam
3:21
3."Hell After This"
  • D. Armstrong
  • Ryan Laubscher
  • Dido
  • Rollo
3:27
4."You Don't Need a God"
  • D. Armstrong
  • R. Armstrong
  • Dido
  • Rollo
3:31
5."Take You Home"
  • D. Armstrong
  • R. Armstrong
  • Nowels
  • Dido
  • Rollo
5:05
6."Some Kind of Love"
  • D. Armstrong
  • R. Armstrong
  • Dido
  • Rollo
4:42
7."Still on My Mind"
  • D. Armstrong
  • Laubscher
  • Dido
  • Rollo
  • Adot Skitz[b]
3:04
8."Mad Love"
  • D. Armstrong
  • R. Armstrong
  • Dido
  • Rollo
2:52
9."Walking By"
  • D. Armstrong
  • Laubscher
  • Dido
  • Ryan Louder
4:31
10."Friends"
  • Dido
  • Rollo
3:23
11."Chances"
  • Dido
  • Rollo
3:31
12."Have to Stay"
  • D. Armstrong
  • Laubscher
  • Dido
  • Louder
2:43
Total length:45:27
Japanese edition bonus track [17]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."What Am I Doing Here"
  • D. Armstrong
  • Laubscher
  • Dido
  • Rollo
3:58
Total length:49:20
Vinyl edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
12."What Am I Doing Here"
  • D. Armstrong
  • Laubscher
  • Dido
  • Rollo
3:53
Total length:46:37
Deluxe edition bonus disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Just Because"
  • D. Armstrong
  • R. Armstrong
  • Laubscher
  • Pete Miser
  • Dido
  • Rollo
4:09
2."This Is Love"
  • D. Armstrong
  • R. Armstrong
  • Laubscher
  • Dido
  • Rollo
2:59
3."What Am I Doing Here"
  • D. Armstrong
  • Laubscher
  • Dido
  • Rollo
3:58
4."Hurricanes" (live acoustic)
  • D. Armstrong
  • R. Armstrong
  • Nowels
  
5."Thank You" (live acoustic)
  • D. Armstrong
  • Paul Herman
  
6."White Flag" (live acoustic)
  • D. Armstrong
  • R. Armstrong
  • Nowels
  
7."Give You Up" (Mark Knight remix)
  • Hulbert
  • Adam
  • Agostini
  • Thakrar[a]
  • Hulbert
  • Adam
  • Mark Knight[c]
 
8."Take You Home" (Undercatt remix)
  • D. Armstrong
  • R. Armstrong
  • Nowels
  • Dido
  • Rollo
  • Luca Luperini[c]
  • Elia Crecchi[c]
 
Total length:78:00

Notes

  • ^[a] Denny Thakrar is incorrectly credited as D. Thaker
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[c] signifies a remixer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[44] Silver 60,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Release dates and formats for Still on My Mind
Region Date Version Format Ref.
Various 8 March 2019 Standard [45]
15 November 2019 Deluxe [46]

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