Didirri has announced his much-awaited second EP ‘Sold For Sale’, with the release of exuberant and contemplative lead single The Critic, and the announcement of a special series of live-streamed concerts across the globe.
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 is as much a physical and metaphorical journey for the artist as it is a sonic journey for the listener.
If ‘Measurements’ EP 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.
Combining Didirri’s effortless song writing with legendary producer Joe Chiccarelli’s expert production technique (Elton John, Beck, The Shins, The White Stripes, Keaton Henson), lead single The Critic sees Didirri juxtapose a cheerful melody against the story of love gone awry.
The Critic is about that person who over analyses every action and reaction in a relationship.
Didirri – “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.
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”
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.
Didirri – “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.”
Didirri‘s new EP ‘Sold For Sale’ will be released September 25th via Unified Music Group/Nettwerk Music Group.
Latest single The Critic is out now on all streaming services. Listen/Download HERE.
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 concerts will be “pay what you can”, giving fans the opportunity to enjoy for free if they don’t have the means, or they can donate directly to the artist, band, and production crew if they have a little extra money to spare. Fans will be able to tune in via Didirri’s website HERE for further information.
Didirri – Virtual World Tour
SA // Thursday, SEPT 10
3 PM PDT + 6 PM EDT
presented by Sofar Sounds
CANADA // Sunday, SEPT 13
5.30 PM PDT + 8.30 PM EDT
UK // Sunday, SEPT 17
12 PM BST
EUROPE // Saturday, SEPT 19
1 PM CST
AUSTRALIA // Friday, SEPT 25
7.30 PM AEST
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With thanks to Title Track and Unified Music Group/Nettwerk Music Group.