The Gossip’s Beth Ditto Presides Over a Backwards Bar Brawl in Her New ‘Fire’ Video

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A few years after the breakup of her band, the Gossip, Beth Ditto is set to release her debut solo album in short order. Already a Vulture pick for Best Song of the Week, “Fire” gets the visual treatment with a Ditto-esque video chronicling a honky-tonk bar brawl in reverse, under the watchful eye of the lady of the hour and her fire-trimmed, Elvis-inspired outfit. And since Beth has never been one to leave things squarely in the straight world, there’s a little subversive macho line dancing in there, too. Take a look, and prepare for a country-meets-punk-glam record to follow when Fake Sugar arrives on June 16.

Beth Ditto Presides Over Backwards Bar Brawl in ‘Fire’ Video