I’ve been a fan of Dodie Clark for a couple of years now, I wrote a blog post about ‘Adored By Him‘, her video ‘my sexuality‘ which went on to become ‘i’m bisexual WOO‘ helped me figure myself out in leaps and bounds and she’s just an adorable, honest and inspirational human being who isn’t afraid to talk about flaws or insecurities and quite often makes 5-10 minute videos about what’s going on in her mind and it’s just so raw and real and relatable. Points to Dodie for being so real online.
But at heart she’s always been a musician and this year sees the release of her debut EP ‘Intertwined’, coming out November 18th. The studio version of ‘Sick of Losing Soulmates’ (one of her most popular songs) has already been released and new original ‘when’ has been posted on her YouTube channel.
If you haven’t heard ‘Sick of Losing Soulmates’, I thoroughly recommend it (especially because I’m going to review/promote it further down, so it’ll be lovely background music for reading the rest of the post!).
(Go give the studio version a listen too! It’s on Spotify and iTunes and Google Play and every other streaming service you can name, probably)
Sick of Losing Soulmates is one of my favourite songs of all time (musical friends, help me cover it I know every vocal line I just can’t play guitar well enough) – it’s just so beautiful lyrically, melodically and I love the bass line.
One day I will actually learn bass, when I have money and time. One day!
Dodie’s voice is absolutely stunning and I love how deep and poignant the song sounds – it’s a song that can be interpreted in so many different ways by each person that listens to it – I think it’s meant to be about losing a relationship or a loved one but to me, it really resonates a lot with thinking friends are going to stick around when they don’t but it makes me sad but in a good way? I’ve definitely not articulated that very well but I think the message comes across.
With her new song ‘when’, we can see the progression from the girl who did ukulele covers in her bedroom, to the young singer-songwriter who writes beautiful songs with heart and passion.
And just to ruin the mood completely, I’m so tired that I initially typed ‘singer-songer’ instead of singer-songwriter and it made me laugh a lot. I hope it makes you laugh too.
You can pre-order ‘Intertwined’ on iTunes and get ‘Sick of Losing Soulmates’ straight away!
Thank you for reading,
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