Beth Ditto‘s compelling version of I’m Alive is out today and available for download and streaming HERE. Max Factor has licensed the track for an international advertising campaign that will begin airing in the U.K. in February. Written by Tommy James, I’m Alive was first recorded in 1968 by R&B legend Johnny Thunder.
“Being alive is radical right now! So let’s live!” said Beth Ditto, who adds she was drawn to the song’s simple, elemental joy, which feels defiant in the darkness of the current social and political landscape.
In other news, Ditto will kick off her first tour of 2018 on March 7 in her home state of Arkansas, performing at Revolution Music Room in Little Rock. Tickets are on sale now for the North American run, which includes shows at New York’s Brooklyn Steel (March 14), The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA (March 23) and Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR (March 27). For more details and dates, visit www.bethditto.com.
I’m Alive by Beth Ditto is available to stream or download here: https://BethDitto.lnk.to/ImAliveYD