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Indie folk singer-songwriter dodie released her “highly anticipated” third EP Human this month. 

The 23-year-old began her career by uploading her songs on YouTube as a teenager. She now has 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube and has sold out shows in the UK, the US and Europe.

Human doesn’t bring anything particularly innovative to its genre, all the songs are very true to the expectations of the style. But dodie’s talent as a lyricist and vocalist is obvious. From the more abstract lyrics of the titular track Human to the crooning of She, in each track she showcases a unique side of herself.

It’s easy to see how dodie has amassed such a following online, with her tracks feeling intimate and personal.

Fellow YouTube songwriter Lewis Watson also lends his voice to the EP, featuring in Not What I Meant. The two complement each other well.

If you’re a fan of indie folk and enjoy the vocal style of performers like Lily Allen who dodie seems to have taken inspiration from, Human is worth a listen.

★★★ ½

 

Reviewed by Allison Hore