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"Would you be so kind...as to not be so pretty?"
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Dorothy Miranda "dodie" Clark (born April 11, 1995), creator of doddleoddle, is an English singer-songwriter and YouTuber. The channel is best known for dodie's covers and original music, which regularly feature a juxtaposition of light, quiet melodies and emotionally complex and heavy lyrics. She released her first original song, "Rain", in 2011 after writing it two years prior.


Discography:

  • Intertwined (EP; 2016)
  • You (EP; 2017)
  • Human (EP; 2019)
  • Build a Problem (2021)

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Tropes intertwined with dodie:

  • A Cappella: Many of dodie's songs have a cappella and instrumentation all mixed together. More precisely, dodie a cappellas with herself.
  • Album Closure: Many of the tracks on Human are upbeat songs contrasting a journey of difficult self-discovery. "Burned Out" sounds exactly as worn-down and beaten as the lyrics, literally ending the album on "I might just leave soon."
  • all lowercase letters: How dodie tends to title many of her videos, as well as format her channel names.
  • Ascended Fangirl: She FaceTimed her idol, Demi Lovato, and freaked out all the while.
  • Color Motif: Her favorite color is yellow (namely the special shade of "dodie yellow"), and it reflects heavily in her clothing and album art.
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  • Everything Is an Instrument: Dodie's songs frequently make rhythms out of rubbing hands, snapping fingers, and hitting or shaking random objects.
  • "Gaining Confidence" Song: "An Awkward Duet", the crossover between her and Paint, is Exactly What It Says on the Tin- an awkward, uncomfortable duet between two nervous singers, singing about how nervous they are to sing. Toward the end, they start to get into the song and proudly claim that they both sound pretty good...until dodie goes for a bold, unscripted bit that stops Jon's singing. The duet returns to being awkward as a result.
  • One-Word Title: The titles of the albums You, Intertwined and Human.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Worn more pairs than many that need them.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: "Sick of Losing Soulmates" has a chorus of dodies lamenting "What the hell would I be" and "Hide the truth" rather than her usual layered harmonies.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Would you believe that the seemingly small and sweet Dodie is actually 5ft8.5ins? (It helps that she has a lot of rather tall Youtube friends that dwarf her by comparison!)

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