In this week’s episode of “You Should Know,” Billboard sits down with YouTube star and singer-songwriter Dodie to search out out a bit extra about her, together with who her greatest musical inspirations are, what her music-making course of is like, and rather more.
Dodie, who grew up in a city known as Epping (which is exterior of London), tells Billboard that she held her very first job at across the age of 14, when she labored as a waitress doing catering at weddings and occasions.
Asked why she first determined to create a YouTube channel, the singer-songwriter explains that as a result of she was a fan of different YouTubers, she wished to see herself in “the identical field that they have been” as a result of she wished to show to herself that they “all lived on the identical planet.”
“But additionally I wrote songs,” she provides. “I used to be a really dramatic individual, and I wanted to share them with the world.”
As for who she considers to be her most vital influences in terms of music, Dodie names Emily King, noting that she loves the way in which “each single line is surrounded by concord.” She additionally talked about that she appreciates Ethan Gruska by way of manufacturing, and that she seems to musicals for his or her “dramatic aptitude.”
Dodie additionally reveals that she has two methods of constructing music: both a track pours out of her, or she goes with what she calls a “Frankenstein methodology,” the place she collects concepts over months and them places them collectively.
Asked which track individuals unfamiliar along with her music ought to take heed to first, Dodie says “When” is nice if somebody is trying to really feel very unhappy, or “In the Middle” is nice if the listener is “lookin’ to have a bop.”
You can watch the complete interview above to be taught much more about Dodie, together with what her uncommon responsible pleasure is, and take heed to her track “In the Middle” beneath.