Hi everyone! This is going to be a more light-hearted post!
Yesterday, I went to my first ever concert. It was an artist called Dodie Clark, who mostly produces music on youtube. She has also struggled with mental health issues, and so a lot of her songs feel very personal and meaningful to me. It was lovely to see her perform. The crowd of 14-year olds were loving it. But me and dodie are both adults – and I felt a strange connection to what she was saying. These aren’t just cute and cool songs that teenagers like to relate to, but raw and genuine experiences transformed into art.
I bought three pieces of merchandise – a jumper that says “I promise it will all make sense again”, a yellow croptop that says “dodie”, and her new EP. I don’t think I’ll ever stop wearing them! (what mentally ill person does washing anyway…)
I recorded her singing “secret for the mad” as at the moment I feel such a strong connection with it. It’s a little embarrassing, because you hear me singing more than her. But I love this video anyway.
I’m really hoping in a little bit of time it won’t hurt so bad.