Beth Jeans Houghton changes her name to Du Blonde and announces new album

Singer said new identity is 'one step closer to assuming my ultimate form'

Beth Jeans Houghton has changed her name to Du Blonde and revealed that she will release a new album this spring.

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.”

The 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. You can watch a teaser video for Du Blonde’s first single below.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9WL0Tl_RTQ

Speaking to NME at the beginning of the year, the Newcastle-raised singer-songwriter revealed that in the three years since ‘…Cellophane Nose’, she has moved to and returned from LA and written and scrapped a full album. Her second album is produced by Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos. Of the sound, Houghton said: “I have a lot of aggression I need to release. This record is a lot heavier, dirtier, more direct and less whimsical.”

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