You can never have enough Dodie in your life.
You might have noticed that we here at TenEighty HQ love Dodie Clark. Like a lot – a lot, a lot. You’ll also have definitely noticed how much talent she has! From writing songs and books, to acting and makeup, she’s got talent for days and we can’t get enough! There was also that time she jumped out of a plane and nearly gave us all heart attacks. She’s the all-rounder we aspire to be.
In honour of her upcoming EP You, we’ve compiled a host of ways our girl is taking over the world, one video at a time.
Her song covers
Chances are you first found Dodie’s channel through her acoustic covers. With her ukulele and keyboard at hand, she creates unique versions of original songs, even sometimes teaming up with her YouTube pals – such as Tessa Violet, Jack Howard, Jon Cozart, and Thomas Sanders – to make them all her own.
Our favourite, you ask? How could we possibly choose?! We love them all!
Her original songs
One of Dodie’s first original songs was the instant classic She, which describes her experience of falling in love with another girl. We still dream of finding someone who smells of lemongrass and sleep. Now, Dodie has gone from strength to strength, having her own VEVO channel where she showcases her gorgeous lyrics in videos like Intertwined and Sick of Losing Soulmates.
The live performances
Dodie’s UK Intertwined tour was a standout moment of March 2017, as was her Summer in the City 2016 performance where the entire hall sang along to her vocals – despite her not being able to hear herself in her headphones! Technical glitches aside, we LOVED her performance and are super excited for her to return the stage later on this year with her You tour.
Okay, admittedly her appearance on Daniel J. Layton‘s Baking With Layton ends with Dodie being covered in meringue, and when she cooked with Hazel Hayes the baking tray ended up buttered the wrong way, but hey! These are two of our favourite baking videos on YouTube, simply for their LOL factor.
Her makeup ability
What’s better than a Dodie video? Why, a Dodie collab with Connie Glynn and Evan Edinger, of course! The three of them sat down to take on the Boyfriend/Girlfriend Does My Makeup Challenge and it’s pretty evident Dodie is the real winner here. Sorry, Evan!
Could we please have her do our makeup too?
Okay, fess up. How many of you went out and bought a pinafore dress after becoming obsessed with Dodie? We’ll admit, we never saw the appeal before, but now it’s a wardrobe staple!
That’s not the only way Dodie’s been inspiring our style. Space buns and oval glasses, anyone?
Her stunning Instagram feed
I'm a bit lost recently. I've really started to understand the meaning of the word "depersonalisation"; when I travel, or break routine, I lose who I am. I'm spaced out 24/7 but recognisable things help to ground me more than usual, and I feel at best comfortable in my flat. When I travel, I lose it all, and it's like my existence floats away from me, and I'm holding on to it with threads as thick as dental floss. It's like trying to explain sleep; you're technically alive but you don't really process it properly. I'm getting tms treatmeant in May. I'll talk more about it soon, but I'm hopeful it'll help :)
There’s no denying Dodie is slaying the Instagram game with her feed of outings with friends, plants, and gorgeous selfies – be still our hearts. But in a departure from the typical Instagram captions you see on most profiles, Dodie’s also opened up about her mental health. This not only allows her a space to vent her emotions, but also raises awareness about mental health issues, which are often sidelined in order to create a vision of perfection.
Just when we thought Dodie couldn’t possibly have any more talents (we’re not the only ones feeling mediocre here, right?), she’s also delved into the world of acting! Dodie’s appeared in many YouTube sketches, including Tom Ridgewell‘s 17 Ways To Dump Your Girlfriend and Valentine’s Lies, as well as in ones from the brilliant Sammy Paul, Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs, and Tim Hautekiet! She even wrote and starred in her own Christmas sketch.
Her talent never ceases to amaze us.
well, instagram, out of all of the platforms I hope you will enjoy this news I WROTE A BOOK a book! Yes! If you enjoy reading the things I write on here I hope you will enjoy the rest. You can preorder it on amazon now (link in description) and it will be out in November!! There are about 50,000 words about my head and my heart. Also my body, and my family, my childhood, my soul. It gets quite intimate 😎 excited to share it with u! Xx ✨
The latest YouTuber to write their own book is none other than Dodie herself! Set for release November 2017, it’s a memoir about growing up and her experience with mental health, much in the same vein as her Instagram captions. Titled Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessions, it’s guaranteed to be a bestseller – just look at all the preorders!
We couldn’t be more proud.
Has Dodie stolen your heart yet?
Or has she made you green with envy at her many talents? We’re so incredibly proud of how much she’s grown over the past few years, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for her!
Want more Dodie? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:
- Dodie Clark: Quirky Little Thing
- Six Times Dodie Clark and Evan Edinger Were BFF Goals
- Our Seven Favourite Moments From Dodie Clark’s Intertwined Tour
- Bertie Gilbert Discusses Music Video for dodie’s You
- Dodie Clark Announces You EP and Tour Dates