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20.05.2022, Words by Billy Ward

Diedrick's soulful debut single 'Better' is a lesson in love, loss and faith

Make sure to check out the brand new music video dropping at 8pm

Emerging prospect Diedrick today shares his debut single ‘Better’, a soul-bearing cut pinpointing the modern UK R&B sound.

Growing up on a diet of musical influences from Celine Dion and Mariah Carey to Mario and Usher, soul has always been non-negotiable in the formula of his sound. 

‘Better’ sees the London-born, Derby-raised talent get off to a promising start in his music career, narrating a story about some of life’s most important lessons: love, loss, faith and desire. 

Written and produced by J Warner – an established figure who has previously worked with the likes of Stormzy, Snoh Aalegra and Joy Crookes – this coming of age anthem places Diedrick on a sturdy launchpad among some great company. 

The evening before the official launch of the single, Diedrick brought friends and family to a premiere of the brand new Claryn Chong-directed music video. As well as screening some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and performing the track live in front of an audience for the first time, the singer invited the female led team behind the video on stage for a panel about women in music. 

As Diedrick builds up to his sophomore release and eventually his debut EP, stay locked to Dummy keep up to date with the singer’s movements. 

Watch the music video for ‘Better’ below or listen with your preferred player here.

‘Better’ by Diedrick is out now via DMY.

Submit music for release via DMY Artists.

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