Emerging in 2017, Didirri has experienced a meteoric rise to fame accredited to his ability to convey raw honesty and passion in his music. Between his naturally charismatic on-stage presence and penchant for uninhibitedly emotive lyricism, Didirri’s musical prowess seems typical of someone beyond his years. Released in 2018, his debut EP Measurements showcased Didirri as an eloquent indie folk-rock storyteller attracting the attention of critics and fans alike. Since starting his musical journey, Didirri has captivated audiences at the UK’s The Great Escape and Latitude Festival, Australia’s Splendour in the Grass and Barcelona’s Primavera. The Warrnambool-born artist has also twice toured across both the US and the UK, winning over fans abroad.
Recently released, Sold for Sale is Didirri’s second EP offering listeners an unbridled insight into heartbreak and hope. The seven-track EP brings forth brand new music from the artist (partially recorded during Victoria’s isolation), along with a few previously heard fan-favourites, like ‘Blue Mood Rising’. When asked about his experience so far in the music industry, Didirri brought us plenty of sage advice for those aspiring to follow in his footsteps. Read on below…
What inspired you to pursue music as a career?
I used to imagine myself in the shoes of those on stage at festivals when I was a little. I would sit there and get little tiny adrenaline rushes pretending I was the one performing. I’ve always been an attention seeker but I’ve also enjoyed telling stories. That’s what led me toward music.
Besides making music, what have you done to get to where you are?
I’ve learnt to find the things that make me feel comfortable online and pursued those. Knitting being one of them. I’ve incorporated it into my social media presence quite a bit. Also genuinely being interested and interesting when meeting new people in the industry goes a long way.
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How do you approach developing timelines for your career?
I think it’s mostly about habit formation. Yes, a timeline is very important but I feel like you will achieve goals that you set for yourself without even setting them if you have good habits in place.
What is the most significant challenge you have conquered in your career?
Allowing new people into the creative process was a huge challenge for me. Finding a balance between holding other people’s opinions in my head and simultaneously trying to create from a pure honest spot.
What will musicians discover from touring and how should they prepare for it?
If you don’t take your daily routine with you on the road you have no daily routine. Also you’ll have to make friends with people in every city you go to otherwise you’ll perpetually be missing home rather than excited to see your new friends the second and third and fourth time around.
How should people educate themselves on current industry issues?
I think keep in mind that despite what everyone tells you is “normal” know that you can take your own path. It’s your life and your career and your music, choose people that you know will help you pursue what you want to pursue.
How have you integrated modern technology into your content process?
This current EP was made partially over zoom. I’ve started using a live recording software plug-in called “audio movers”. It’s been an interesting time. I think I will definitely be bringing this forward into future collaborations. It means that I no longer have to travel to be in the same room as someone. And it definitely gets different creative synapses bubbling.
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Stream Didirri’s new EP Sold for Sale here: