EP Review: "Human" by dodie

Hey everyone!

We know, we're a day late for New Music Friday here.

Somehow we got caught up dancing to all the brilliant releases yesterday,
that somehow we fell behind with the writing.

But fear not, we've got more coming up!
January 18th was an absolute beast when it comes to the releases and we've saved all the goodies we want to share with you.

So let's continue!

Artist: dodie
Title: Human
Genre: Pop
Label: doddleoddle
Release Date: 18th January 2019

dodie is a singer, songwriter and video artist from the UK.
She is currently based in London and has built a loyal community of likeminded creatives via her platform on YouTube.

The "Human" EP is dodie's third EP and continues her musical journey.
Her debut EP "Intertwined" was released in November 2016, then "You", her second EP came out in August 2017.
With both EPs out and multiple single releases under her belt, dodie has been touring regularly, taking her YouTube crew along and documenting the gigs in incredibly creative ways.

We're absolutely thrilled to share our thoughts about "Human" with you and would love to hear your thoughts on it as well.

Let's jump into the EP!

1) Arms Unfolding
2) Monster
3) Not What I Meant (feat. Lewis Watson)
4) Human (feat. Tom Walker)
5) She
6) If I'm Being Honest
7) Burned Out

"Monster" showcases dodie's talent for melodies and theatrical writing,
using very vivid lyrics to describe the thoughts and emotions she wants to communicate.
The instrumental is a combination of classic percussions and random samples, giving away just how many details dodie pours into her music.
With layered vocals kicking in towards the end, the song takes a dramatic and dynamic turn and gives the song more depth than it already had.

When going through dodie's work on YouTube, you'll often find collaborations with fellow artists.
Those beautiful community vibes are also present on the EP, highlighted by the "Not What I Meant" duet with fellow musician Lewis Watson.
It's a soft and smooth track, dodie's and Lewis' vocals blend together so nicely, creating one unit of absolute listening pleasure.

We also get to hear a lot of strings on multiple tracks of the EP, including title track "Human" which features guest vocals from Tom Walker - a drastically darker track which is so vivid, you can't only hear the music, you can actually see it.

"If I'm Being Honest" is a vulnerable and honest song.
dodie's vocals transport emotions so well and let you feel every word she sings. With a voice so clear and gentle, her vocals are her very own version of powerful.
When a vocalist is able to display so many feelings with her instrument, she clearly does not need to belt the notes to impress her listeners.

To sum it up: The "Human" EP is handcrafted. You hear 100% dodie on every track.
The amount of details in the instrumentals, the personal and colourful lyrics, the theatrical vibes are beyond her years and combine the classical elements with modern touches.

You should listen to these tracks: Monster, Human, If I'm Being Honest

Watch the music video for "If I'm Being Honest" right here:

- buy and/or stream "Human" -

dodie online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image: via dodie


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