Listen to – Didirri – The Critic
Melbourne rising singer Didirri announces his new second EP ‘Sold For Sale‘ with a New Release of his lead single ‘The Critic‘
Melbourne singer-songwriter Didirri today announces his much-awaited second EP ‘Sold For Sale’, with the release of contemplative lead single ‘The Critic’, out now via Nettwerk Music Group. Listen here
Didirri also announced today, a series of live-streamed concerts across the globe, of which his UK performance will take place at 12pm, Wednesday, September 16th.
Combining Didirri’s effortless songwriting with celebrated producer Joe Chiccarelli’s expert production technique (Elton John, Beck, The White Stripes), ‘The Critic’ sees Didirri juxtapose a cheerful melody against the story of love gone awry.
“The act of criticizing something can often ruin it. It may seem like the most intelligent move to analyse your every action but make sure you don’t over correct and start to see things beyond what is actually going on” Didirri says.
He adds “Love needs to be free of criticism to flourish. You aren’t the expert in your relationship; you are half of the team and half of the problem”.
Partially recorded in a house in the isolated and concentrated rural idyll of Johanna on Victoria’s south-west coast, and in the dazzling and iconic Sunset Sound studio in Los Angeles, and partially recorded via sound files and video calls with musicians scattered all over the world during lockdown… the Sold for Sale EP, released September 25th, is as much a physical and metaphorical journey for the artist as it is a sonic journey for the listener.
If Didirri’s previously released ‘Measurements’ EP – which sits with 31 + million collective streams – was walking through the dark tunnel of life, the time between releases shows that Didirri has grown as a person, an artist, and as a songwriter. Two years of life and experience, with two more years of stories to tell, ‘Sold for Sale’ holds our hand and gently leads us towards the light.
Directed by Peter Hume, the video captures the endless repetitious cycle of unnecessarily overthinking and over complicating a relationship, though well-intended, sometimes to the point of accidental destruction.
Listen To – The Critic by Didirri – HERE
On the video, Didirri says “I wanted to play with the concept of a hopeless romantic. All too often we ruin something beautiful by naming it or wreck something fragile by touching it. We can start with the best foot forward and end up on a treadmill, circling in our analysis of love over and over. It’s not just the thorns that will scratch you, if coddled, love will bleed.”
To celebrate the EP release, Didirri will be virtually touring the world throughout September – offering specially curated intimate and captivating online concerts for fans in UK, North America, Europe and Canada via his website and YouTube, ending on an extra special release-day concert stream for Australian fans where Didirri will also be hand-pressing vinyl and talking about the EP on September 25th.
The virtual tour will be “pay what you can”, giving fans the opportunity to enjoy for free if they don’t have the means, or they can buy a virtual ticket to support the artist and crew if they have a little extra money to spare. Fans will be able to tune in via Didirri’s website www.didirri.com/tour for further information.
— VIRTUAL WORLD TOUR —
AMERICA // THURSDAY, SEPT 10TH
3.00 PM PDT + 6.00 PM EDT
PRESENTED BY SOFAR SOUNDS
CANADA // MONDAY, SEPT 14TH
5.30 PM PDT + 8.30 PM EDT
UK & IRELAND // WEDNESDAY, SEPT 16TH
12:00 PM BST
EUROPE // FRIDAY, SEPT 19TH
1:00 PM CST
AUSTRALIA // FRIDAY, SEPT 25TH