August 10, 2020 – Alternative singer-songwriter Didirri announces his much-awaited second EP Sold For Sale will be released on September 25th. He celebrates this news with the release of exuberant and contemplativelead single “The Critic,” along with the announcement of a special series of live-streamed concerts across the globe. Didirri will be virtually touring the world throughout September – offering specially curated intimate and captivating online concerts for fans in the UK, North America, Europe and Canada via his website and YouTube.
The EP’s recording spans the globe. Part of it was recorded in a house in the isolated and concentrated rural idyll of Johanna located on Victoria, Australia’s south-west coast. Part of it was recorded at the iconic Sunset Sound studio in Los Angeles. And, thanks to the current pandemic, part of it was recorded via sound files and video calls with musicians scattered all over the world during lockdown. It’s because of this that 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 his debut Measurements EP (2018) was a walk through the dark tunnel of life, the time since then shows that Didirri has grown as a person, an artist and as a songwriter. Two more years of life and experience, with two more years of stories to tell, Sold for Sale holds our hands and gently leads us towards the light.
Combining Didirri’s effortless songwriting with legendary producer JoeChiccarelli’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 overanalyzes every action and reaction in a relationship.
Didirri says,“The act of criticizing something can often ruin it. It may seem like the most intelligent move to analyze 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 accompanying video captures the endless, repetitive cycle of unnecessarily overthinking and overcomplicating a relationship, sometimes to the point of accidental destruction.
“I wanted to play with the concept of a hopeless romantic,” says Didirri. “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.”
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