Didirri Shares New Track “Loose Belt Drive” + Launches Virtual World Tour
September 11, 2020 BY Nettwerk
“’Loose Belt Drive’ is a metaphor for anyone feeling worn out, as anything that is belt-driven eventually wears out. It’s a part designed to be replaceable.” — Didirri
Alternative singer-songwriter Didirri shares a new song, “Loose Belt Drive,” from his upcoming EP Sold For Sale, out September 25th via Nettwerk. Opening with a wave of strikingly grand strings followed by a constant heartbeat-like thrum of bass and drums, “Loose Belt Drive” commands the listeners’ attention right from the start.
Written at the home studio of Jon Hume in West Hollywood and produced the legendary Joe Chiccarelli’s (Elton John, Beck, The Shins, The White Stripes), the contemplative track muses on the feeling of being worn out and disillusioned with the world, influenced by the largess of both the music industry and the church. Didirri approaches this idea with a powerful, poetic sense of reflection.
“I was at the end of my first multi-stop overseas work trip. I was having a lot of meetings and at the time I was making comparisons to religion and the music industry… to the allure of money versus the allure of doing something meaningful. Most of us begin with a passion for what we do, not with greed. Yet, it feels like there is an obscene amount of riches at the very top of both that can stop you seeing what’s important.”
Listen + Share “Loose Belt Drive” Here:
Sold For Sale’s recording spans the globe. Partially recorded in a house in the isolated and concentrated rural idyll of Johanna (Australia’s south-west coast), partially recorded at the iconic Sunset Sound studio in Los Angeles, and–thanks to the current pandemic—partially recorded via sound files and video calls with musicians scattered all over the world during lockdown, the EP is as much a physical and metaphorical journey for the artist as it is a sonic journey for the listener.
If his debut Measurements EP (2018) was a walk through the dark tunnel of life, the time since then shows that Didirri has grown as a person, an artist and as a songwriter. Two more years of life and experience, with two more years of stories to tell, Sold for Sale holds our hands and gently leads us towards the light.
To celebrate the EP release, Didirri will be virtually touring the world throughout September – offering specially curated intimate and captivating online concerts for fans in the UK, North America, Europe and Canada via his website and YouTube, ending on September 25th with an extra special release-day concert stream for Australian fans, where Didirri will also be hand-pressing vinyl while discussing the EP.
The concerts will be “pay what you can,” giving fans the opportunity to watch for free or donate any amount they are comfortable with directly to the artist, band and production crew. Tickets and merch bundles will be on sale Monday, August 10th. Visit www.didirri.com/tour for further information
— VIRTUAL WORLD TOUR —
USA // Thursday, SEPT 10
12 PM PDT + 3 PM EDT
presented by Sofar Sounds
CANADA // Monday, SEPT 14
5.30 PM PDT + 8.30 PM EDT
UK & IRELAND // Wednesday, SEPT 16
12 PM BST
EUROPE // Saturday, SEPT 19
1 PM CST
AUSTRALIA // Friday, SEPT 25
7.30 PM AEST