I it, 'In the Middle' is a boponetruetrash wrote:What do y'all think of her new EP?
Interested in seeing now her career takes off from here
Same, I loved the original Secret for the Mad so much that I didn't think it could get any better, but Dodie somehow managed to do itthephandommenace wrote:I it, 'In the Middle' is a boponetruetrash wrote:What do y'all think of her new EP?
Interested in seeing now her career takes off from here
It's entirely too twee-sounding for my taste and I straight up do not understand some of the production decisions, but trying to put my personal biases aside it's a very solid effort. If i were in charge of directing a laundry detergent commercial I'd be reaching out to her about licencing.onetruetrash wrote:What do y'all think of her new EP?
It's very... struggle music. Super underproduced too. I feel like she has no high register, but has also cornered herself into sounding like a 2004 Disney star with that cutesy voice she does, so it ends up sounding bad. Songs like "In the middle", where she uses her more natural voice are definitely the better ones. "Secret for the mad" is insanely bad, because she is trying to hit notes she can't and going in a different key entirely to compensate. I'm pretty sure it's self produced, because it literally sounds like she recorded it in one take by herself - and that would have been fine, if she didn't try to market herself as a "real" (professional) musician. She needs to hire a producer who will steer her clear from that kid's bop sound.onetruetrash wrote:What do y'all think of her new EP?
I personally, am in love. I never have gravitated to her 'sound' of music in my life before, but I really do adore it. Could not wait to hear the new WYBSK and was definitely not disappointed. she is just a very good lyricist and she's learnt to write very catchy melodies recently, so I'm sure this is just the beginning for her. Can't wait to see what she'll be working on album-wise...onetruetrash wrote:What do y'all think of her new EP?
Apparently she used to do a lot of singing in plays and stuff, but when she stopped, she lost her chest voice.Susannah wrote:I did go back and listen to her first ever song, though ... what a voice! Why can't she sing like that in all her songs, instead of twee and faint and whispery?
Looks like she reuploaded the video with an apology edited in. I'm actually pretty pleasantly surprised. To quote someone on GG, not a lot of YouTubers would do that (including Deppy). The bar has been set so painfully low thoughalittledizzy wrote: ↑Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:50 pmIt looks like she deleted the video and... kind of apologized? In that 'I'm acknowledging what I did was an unpopular decision but also I am standing behind my point' kind of way. But you know what, since Hazel and the rest of that group is the litmus test I judge her against, she took the high ground by at least acknowledging it.
Think she's doing her best. Don't agree with what she said but what's done is done. Glad she added the apology.thephandommenace wrote: ↑Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:03 pmLooks like she reuploaded the video with an apology edited in. I'm actually pretty pleasantly surprised. To quote someone on GG, not a lot of YouTubers would do that (including Deppy). The bar has been set so painfully low thoughalittledizzy wrote: ↑Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:50 pmIt looks like she deleted the video and... kind of apologized? In that 'I'm acknowledging what I did was an unpopular decision but also I am standing behind my point' kind of way. But you know what, since Hazel and the rest of that group is the litmus test I judge her against, she took the high ground by at least acknowledging it.
All of this. I also what she did with the musical contrasts. I am a bit confused by the end.VengefulBlue wrote: ↑Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:05 pmher new song is... something. good, firstly, but also honest in a way that i haven't seen from her. i'm not sure exactly what to say about it.
i said in the main thread a bit ago that i think she's just now figuring out boundaries with her audience, and that sadly, being the fragile sad girl is part of her brand, just as much as the sunny yellow fairy bit. she was really young at the start, and from this song it sounds like she's tired of playing her part, so to speak. also that maybe youtube is not a forever thing, but i could be parsing the final bit weirdly.
on a purely lyrical note, this is so much stronger than older songs, even some from the ep. i'm having a hard time figuring exactly what's different, writing wise, but it feels more vague? in a good way, like "oh good, dodie realized we can interpret and don't need her to spoon feed us meaning"
I lurked around her GG thread I think it comes from this interview, specifically this bit:
omg she really forces interviewers to write her name without a capital letter, that's some of the most obnoxious and pretentious things i've seen this yearShe’s tried a number of treatments, but nothing has had any impact yet, and she is wary of anti-depressants. “All those chemicals to stop me feeling things – not great if you’re a writer. So I look for ways to really take in and process even the most unhappy experiences. I want to feel the bad stuff, even when it really hurts, because it proves to me I’m still here.”
I agree. The concept seemed interesting for the video, and I was hooked for the first minute, but the pacing was off, it was strange and ambiguous and wouldn't make sense unless you consider implications of the song. Then the last minute is just out of place entirely. The entire video seemed like a rough cutting board and there's no substance, anything it was trying just lost itself by the end. I'm disappointed by the wasted potential. Also, I think that if a music video needs a dissertation to understand, let alone enjoy, then it loses its point entirely.smartcookie wrote: ↑Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:40 pmIn regards to the new video for ‘in the middle’
I personally absolutely love the song and was genuinely thrilled when I saw that she had put up an official music video for it. Her previous more legitimate music videos have always held a in my opinion high standard. The gist of it being that I had fairly high expectations.
I liked the air that the video has, it’s subtly melancholy, almost eerie in some senses and it really conveys a feeling of loneliness and awkwardness.
I know the basic meaning behind the song, but I think if you don’t you wouldn’t be able follow the plot of the video at all. It’s quite vague in what of the meaning it gives away, if you know it’s about wanting to have a threesome then you understand that that is what the video tells, but if you don’t, it’s just two lonely mismatched people and a guy creeping on loved up couples.
Although it wasn’t anything spectacular besides the atmosphere I quite enjoyed it until the ending that is. That ending about ruined the video for me, putting that stupid silly teleporter thingy there ruined for me all the seriousness and mood they had built up. There were so many other ways they could have existed that building and all the same kept the videos beauty and professionalism. It degraded what was for me an good and serious albeit rather bland video to something silly, a joke. That teleporter thingy was something I’d expect in a tomska skit not a legitimate music video production. Maybe that’s just me being overdramatic. Didn’t really enjoy dodie’s little speech about taking the opportunity or whatever on the end either. Although very in the line with the message the song is telling it just made for a dull watching experience that left you quite confused especially after that stupid, stupid portal.
Eh, that was just my two cents on the topic, so rant over lol.