Du Blonde, aka Beth Jeans Houghton, has released the first taster of her forthcoming album.
The track, entitled ‘Black Flag’, can be listened to here and is available as a free download from Du Blonde’s website. It was produced by Bad Seed and Grinderman member Jim Sclavunos, who has previously worked with The Jim Jones Revue and The Horrors.
“I feel no need to ease people in” Du Blonde said of the song. “Black Flag is a good representation of the direction of the album. There are a few quieter, thoughtful tracks but the general mood is one of finally cracking. The record is a powerful release for me. It’s the result of finally sitting down and taking a look at my life, what I was angry about, what I needed to change.”
It was reported earlier this month that Beth Jeans Houghton had changed her name to Du Blonde. Speaking about the change, Houghton said: “This is a new sound, a new project. Du Blonde is a new incarnation and one step closer to assuming my ultimate form. Having freed myself from the rusty and bloody shackles of Beth Jeans Houghton – both musically and spiritually – I felt it only right to step forth under a new name and let the rituals commence.”
Du Blonde’s new album, which will be a follow-up to 2012’s ‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’, will be released sometime in the spring via Mute Records. Watch a trailer for the album below.