dodie: HUMAN TOUR USA 2019

Tue Oct 8 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Van Buren

401 West Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85003


Ages 13+

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    Most adults in their mid-twenties have grown up with the internet in some way; in
    dodie’s case she grew up in front of it. As a teenager living in Epping - a town in
    Essex, dangling off the north-eastern end of London’s Central Line - dodie started up
    a YouTube account, and began releasing her own songs on the platform ever since.
    Fast-forward seven years, and she has built a dedicated following that numbers into
    the millions. It’s a following that has also taken her right to the Top 10 of the UK
    album charts (her last EP, ‘You’ charted at No.6). By thoroughly modern means,
    dodie has become one of the most successful DIY artists of recent times. Once most
    comfortable armed with a microphone and ukulele in her bedroom, releasing music
    on the platform that started it all, dodie’s grown to love the stage. Next year she plays
    London’s Roundhouse, which sold out five months upfront; an unprecedented
    achievement for an artist without a debut album to her name.

    Going right back to the beginning where it all began - dodie’s first upload was a song
    called ‘Rain’ - music has always been her first love. Raised on a soundtrack of
    Queen and Electric Light Orchestra, her lunch breaks at school were jam-packed
    with various extracurricular clubs. “It was like, choir, the recorder, orchestra, wind
    band, african drumming... and I went to every single one,” she remembers. “Such a
    music geek.”

    Making music always seemed like a second nature medium for chronicling her
    feelings. “It’s such a nice way of exploring something so complex and giant in your
    mind,” she says. “Returning to it, too, and finding new meaning in it. They’re like,
    capsules of time. It’s like writing a diary.”

    “I make whatever I want, I’m making music I want to hear now,” dodie explains. “I get
    overwhelmed by a feeling, and it’s easy to hold onto and write around that. My songs
    are like an exploration of a certain feeling. Sometimes I write down phrases which
    people have said.... I think every songwriter’s notes app is full of shit,” she laughs.
    Dodie has always been a frank and honest presence online, too. As well speaking
    openly about everything from bisexuality to her struggles with mental health issues,
    her music directly addresses these same experiences. Speaking about the EP’s title
    track, ‘Human’, dodie points out that “when I wrote it, I thought it was a love song.

    This is just me talking about the excitement of getting to know someone closely. I
    look back and there’s so much codependency,” she says. “There’s a line in there,”
    she adds, quoting a lyric, “‘you’ll fit so nicely, you’ll keep me intact’. That’s not what a
    relationship is!” dodie says today. The very fact that she still chose to keep these
    lyrics intact, true to the moment that she wrote them in, says it all.

    In recent years, dodie has chosen to take a step back to let her art do the talking. “I
    loved sharing about my life, because it felt so comforting to have a place to do that,”
    she says. “It felt like a big old support group. Obviously the internet is complex and
    messy and I think I got a bit too big, and I was sharing too much,” she freely admits.
    “So then I took a big step back, re-evaluated, and now I’ve created healthy
    boundaries, I hope. I’m human!”

    In this spirit, ‘Human’ is also the title of dodie’s third EP. Revisiting old songs familiar
    from the past - a refreshed version of ‘She’ now “soars in all the right places” - and
    thinking aloud when it comes to the complexities of moving forward as an artist on
    ‘Not What I Meant’, it’s a collection of songs that dices with staying grounded and
    touchable; a mile away from the polished world where she began. ‘If I’m Being
    Honest’, meanwhile, captures the jolting excitement of an all-too-brief crush that
    unfolds over a single day. “I was told this is where I will start loving myself / Flirting's
    delicious; proved to be beneficial for mental health,” she quips with a typically
    whip-smart couplet. However, as we learn from ‘Human’ - which touches on the
    title-track’s hints of “codependency” through to ‘Monster’s defiance - things are rarely
    that simple.

    “I’m real, I promise,” dodie says. “Everything that I do online is real. I just want to be
    understood. How can I shake it into you that I am real?” ‘Human’ might just provide
    the answer.

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Stateside Presents & Live Nation

dodie: HUMAN TOUR USA 2019

Tue Oct 8 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Van Buren Phoenix AZ
dodie: HUMAN TOUR USA 2019
  • Sold Out - No Tickets Available at the Box Office

SOLD OUT Ages 13+

This event is 13+ (12 & under admitted with parent/legal guardian)