Urban pop artist DICI introduces his new single/music video, “Something’s Right,” a song about looking ahead after the painful dissolution of a relationship.
The song’s lyrics relate the story eloquently.
“She left me I know it / She wasn’t worth it / Thought we could work it / Didn’t deserve it now / Everything’s turning / Maybe I prefer it … But / Tonight’s a new night / And something feels right / Something’s feels different / Feel it in my mind… / Feel it in my mind…”
Almost overnight, from the summer of 2020 to the spring of 2021, DICI evolved from a quarantined 17-year-old, freestyling rhymes and messing with Pro Tools in his bedroom to a rising rapper amassing more than 600,000 streams on Spotify, along with well over 1 million views on YouTube.
Releasing his self-titled debut EP recently, he followed with the single, “Five Rings,” donating 100% of the proceeds to USA Boxing and their 1,700 local boxing clubs. Inspired by DICI’s respect for the discipline and hard work of boxing, when he learned of their shortage of funding, he decided to help.
Right now, DICI is putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming debut album, DOSES, a title taken from his Instagram videos called ‘DICI Doses.’
DOSES’ genesis occurred during the lockdown of 2020. Freed from his studies, lacrosse, and weightlifting, DICI focused all his energy on songwriting and enhancing his production skills.
DICI explains, “Over these past months, I’ve learned that I can generally write tracks quickly when don’t have anything else on my mind and can focus all of my attention on the music. When it came to putting the tracks for DOSES together, there was no single concept driving me. I just went through the new material and the songs I liked from before that didn’t make it onto the EP. There’s also some great stuff I’ve saved for future releases.”
Citing influences such as Eminem, Denzel Curry, Action Bronson, and Mayhem Lauren, DICI gives credit to producer Kenny Beats for his escalating career as an indie-rap artist. During lockdown, he was simply chilling, when in a New York minute, things changed.
DICI says, “By the end of July, I was starting to feel restless. Going through YouTube one day, I found the Kenny video. He was talking about how before he was famous, he had locked himself in a room and worked all day long. Everything was about work ethic. It hit me that I’d wasted half the summer. After I watched that clip, I literally dedicated 12 hours plus every day to music – waking up, doing music, going to sleep, on repeat.”
“Something’s Right” travels on an elegant piano intro topped by DICI’s smooth, melodic flow. When the beat enters, the tune takes on tasty, low-slung emo hip-hop savors. Shimmering breakdowns shift the harmonic stream, followed by jumping back into creamy, R&B-flavored hip-hop textures.
Simultaneously soft and potent, “Something’s Right” rolls out on delicious layers of mellow hip-hop, parading the plush flow of DICI.