Considering Ditto’s pedigree – her long career with Gossip, a Gaultier collab, a role in Tom Ford’s film – you’d expect this to be an all-out glam rock album. And good god, yes, it is.
From the opening song, ‘Fire’, we go on a journey through blues rock, ’60s sparkle-pop, country and Frenchy ’80s synth.
Sure, there are a few low moments but songs like ‘Oo La La’ and ‘Oh My God’ are exactly what I want from Ditto right now.
She explores the highs and lows of love with some of her best, bittersweet vocal moments.
Though some might find the genre jarring, Fake Sugar sure keeps it interesting.
This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 170. You can read it here.