TAKING HER FOOT OFF THE ACCELERATOR FOR A BRIEF MOMENT, DODIE CLARK IS ENJOYING SOME MUCH NEEDED REST AND RELAXATION AT HOME.
“The next six months are gonna be crazy,” she says with a laugh, “so I’m trying to give myself some time off!”
Crazy is pretty much all Dodie knows. Making her start on YouTube in 2011, she quickly amassed a huge following for her tender, ukulele-based ballads. Picking up the uke “because I wanted something to strum and couldn’t handle a guitar – it was too big,” her earliest tour saw her joining Twenty One Pilots’ BFF Bry for a run of shows up and down the country. Combined with her rapidly swelling YouTube fanbase, she was already racing to the head of the pack. “You sort of get used to it,” she shrugs, “you get used to the hype!”
That being said, she’s not content to just kick back and rest on her laurels just yet.
“I decided to challenge myself and make a video every single day,” she laughs. “I’m making videos, then recording, then I’m on tour in March, then I’ll be working on another EP, so… eeeek!”
So much for that time off… “I’ve been writing ever since I was little and had a keyboard in my room,” she says, before admitting that she “didn’t really believe in my music, or like it at all, until I started puttin