- Words Cleo Webster
Soul searching for a connection, peace and inner love, rising singer-songwriter: Didirri is a mesmerising voice for all the lonely hearts.
Captivating us all with his calming vocals, Melbourne-based Didirri is the embodiment of a sweet sound for all the lovers, healers and over-thinkers. Spreading his tranquil vibes throughout his raw vocals, overlayed with an organically acoustic flow, Didirri perfectly shapes his lyrics to strike hearts yet heal them simultaneously via his relatable depth.
A down to earth singer with a huge mind of emotive thoughts, Didirri sets out on his singer-songwriter quest to share not only his soulful sounds but his deepest ideals all the way from Australia. A peaceful pioneer with a charming ora, Didirri never fails to break down the walls of the audience and stage, inviting you to his humble sacred space for a continuously sold out intimate performance. With two sell-out headline tours in 2017, followed by his overall 10million plus streams on Spotify alone, Didirri is on a musical journey to ignite your self-love, external love and inner peace. A perfect summer headliner, there is no doubt that Didirri will be on a stage near you very soon.
We take a trip down under the meet the mystery himself.
Do you remember your dreams? Tell us about a recent dream you’ve had….
I don’t remember my dreams unless they are absolutely terrifying. The absolutely terrifying ones are quite rare but I really don’t want to share them with you. Sometimes I am scared of my own brain.
What is the closest you’ve ever come to death?
I very nearly drowned in my home town when I was very young. I was saved by a man named Michael that I never met again. Very strange feeling, drowning. Like nothing I’ve ever experienced since.
Tell us, what is your first memory of music?
We used to sing harmonies to silent night in the car with my mother. I remember having an iPod classic when they first came out and belting in the back of the car. Much to the annoyance of many members of my family.
What’s your star sign? (and are you a typical *whatever your sign is*?)
I have no idea. Very interesting that star signs are becoming popular again. When someone asked me what my Starsign is all I hear in my head is “I’m gonna make some assumptions about you when I find out the arbitrary date of your birth” Not really my thing.
When was the first time you had your heart broken? (who by? how did it feel? what did you do?)
I won’t name them by name. But I was about 16 and I remember thinking that no one had ever been broken up with like this before. It’s funny that we all deep down know that everyone goes through similar experiences but somehow convince ourselves that we are on the worse end of it.
"I Can't Get Last Night Out Of My Head" by Didirri
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Was? It still is and probably always will be Tina Fey.
Tell us one thing nobody / not many people know about you.
I am deadly afraid of forgetting peoples names. And I think it’s this fear that cultivates the issue. I will get better at it one-day.
What would your biography be called?
Shit head or shit head?
What was the first song you ever wrote?
It was called Lady Love. Still one of my favourites.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t make plan B, if you have a Plan B you don’t believe in plan A. If plan A fails you can always make a new plan A.
What has been your biggest achievement?
I played a show at a small venue (The Loft) in my hometown Warrnambool. I always wanted to sell at that venue and it may not be the biggest show that I’ve done by a long way but it was one of the biggest ticks in my life.
Which fictional character do you most relate to and why?
Neville Longbottom, I can never remember what I’ve forgotten.
How was high school?
I was in effeminate male in a small country town. Not great. I thank the people that I had for nurturing my music. I don’t think I would’ve got through high school without the piano room outback.
Who is the most famous person in your DMs?
Describe your own personal idea of hell…
A place where people try and convince children that there is a hell. It seems pretty cruel and unnecessary to me.
What’s a lie you’ve told and what was the fallout?
So many! It’s a pretty raw subject for me. I learnt in my late adolescence to be honest and I made some huge mistakes before then. I know that’s pretty vague but not sure what to say without getting myself in trouble.
Which superpower would you most like to have, and why?
The point of view guy from hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy would be incredible. I would probably use it on myself a lot though.
What is one album that totally changed your life?
A close tie between “Goodbye yellow Brick Road” and “22, a million”
When was the last time you cried and why?
Listening to the new Julia Jacklin album. She chronologically describes a break up throughout the album. She sums up some of those very distinct moments that you pivot the rest of your life around. “Crushing”