Beth Ditto, former lead singer of the band Gossip, released her first record “Fake Sugar” in 2017. The record is an exploration of commitment and heartbreak written in the midst of the breakup of her marriage and her band. Listen as Ditto explains how Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddamn” helped her grapple with her complex feelings about her home state of Arkansas after she had left for Olympia Washington. Then hear how returning to the place she grew up helped her heal during the time when her most important relationships were dissolving.
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