Catch up with international pop singer Didi and watch the video for her debut US release, "Tell Me Why".
What first got you interested in music?
Didi: I’ve wanted to be a singer since I can remember first hearing a great song on the radio. Probably, the biggest thing that made me really want to be an artist was watching JLo videos.
Which musicians have you been influenced by?
I grew up listening to Britney, Madonna, JLo, Beyonce, and Rihanna. From the moment I saw them, I loved the way they performed, their costumes, their personal style, and that you could have fun and dance to almost every one of their songs. They make music that makes you feel good. That makes you feel beautiful, strong, and sexy, when you sing them. I love Beyonce and Rihanna’s personal fashion; I think they are the queens of combining their music with their fashion.
If you were to make a playlist for your fans, which 3 songs - from other artists - would you have to include?
It really depends on if I’m choosing songs that are on the radio today or songs that I love overall (new and old).
If I had to choose 3 songs that are on my playlist today, I’d choose:
1. Ariana Grande – "Side to Side"
2. Daft Punk feat. The Weekend – "Starboy"
3. Lady Gaga – "Illusion"
3 songs (including older songs), I would have to choose:
1. Aerosmith – "I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing"
2. Celine Dion – "My Heart Will Go On"
3. JLo – "I’m Into You"
How would you describe your sound to someone who had never heard your music?
I would have to describe my music as fun, energetic, sexy, dance-infused, and high fashion.
What were your inspirations behind your single and the video for "Tell Me Why"?
As with all my music, I am inspired by love. I was inspired by my relationship for this song. As for the video, I was inspired by a video I love by Duran Duran. I felt it would be great to have a song about a strong love represented by fierce, strong, beautiful women.
Do you have plans to release a new album or EP?
We will actually be releasing a new single called “Say No More” digitally and for radio this month! I’m very excited!!
What do you hope listeners are able to take away from your music?
First and foremost, I want my listeners to be able to have fun and to feel sexy and confident when listening to my music. I want them to be able to feel the emotions through my music... Primarily, that I love life, I love living my life, and have fun living.
Is there anything you want to add?
Yes, just one more thing. I’m inspired by artists that make music that makes you feel good. That makes you feel beautiful, strong, and sexy, when you sing them. I want to make great music that makes people feel good and dance. I want to be a fashionable artist, as well as an artist that inspires people to be their beautiful selves!