“Building a problem” is a line from a song on dodie’s first studio album. She found herself with a bit of a problem because she’d already named her previous EP Human, and the songs she found herself writing for the album really added up to the same idea; the flawed, emotionally erratic, wondrously complex conundrum that is being alive - and Human was taken.
But this line, from a song named ‘Hate Myself’, seemed to add up to a similar concept; the moments and actions in life that build within us all problems that we don’t even realise we have until we look back and go, “Ohhhh, that’s where that came from.” dodie, whose past is still infiltrating her present and her future, explores all of this and more on her musically ambitious and dreamily intimate record named - what else? - Build A Problem.
At just 25, dodie has already made a lot of living. Some of that has played out on camera as she made a name for herself as a singer and writer online, amassing millions of fans with her disarmingly honest videos and affecting, intimate singing style.
‘Soundtracked by a delicate alt pop sound, Build A Problem is dodie owning her vulnerability’ - The Line of Best Fit
“Woven with cautionary tales, witty one-liners and a painful level of self-awareness.” - DIY Mag
‘Her debut studio album spotlights the sparse and self-conscious folk-pop she’s been making for nearly a decade” - Pitchfork
“A beautiful vessel for messy emotions, 'Build A Problem' is a tour of the highs and lows of living and loving in your teens, twenties and probably beyond; raw, full of questions and yet celebratory as it revels in its big emotions.” - Clash Magazine
“Dark and Rich, this is a power move” - Evening Standard
“Promisingly ambitious first album” - The Guardian
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Buy ‘Build A Problem’: https://www.dodie.co/product-category/build-a-problem/
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