dodie has released ‘If I’m Being Honest’, the latest track to be heard from the HumanEP, due for release on 18 January in digital, CD and vinyl formats. It follows the EP’s title track, ‘Human’ (feat. Tom Walker), released last month to a rapturous reception, with the song already exceeding 2.5m Spotify plays and 1.5m views for the video on YouTube. ‘Human’ was Phil Taggart’s Chillest Record on BBC R1, and received further support from Clara Amfo and Annie Mac.
Starting with the line “I was told this is where I would start loving mysel
f”, ‘If I’m Being Honest’ details the feeling of being gripped by insecurity and self-doubt in the hope of romance:“Sadly I just think that I was disgusting today… I’m left a stuttering ten”. The live video, directed by Sammy Paul, sees dodie perform ‘If I’m Being Honest’ in the stunning Piehouse at the Matchstick Theatre,accompanied by a string section.
The 23 year old singer songwriter from Epping is arguably the most successful DIY artist of recent times, having built herself a considerable fanbase since she began uploading music from her bedroom aged just 16. dodie has now had almost 350 million streams across YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
The HumanEP follows two self-released EPs, 2016’s Intertwined and last year’s You. Both EPs reached the top 40 of the UK official album charts, with Youpeaking at number six, despite receiving little promotion. dodie has just completed a sold-out tour of the US.