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Dami Im - 'MY REALITY'
MY REALITY is the album Dami Im's waited her whole career to make, seizing creative control and for the first time, writing or co-writing every track.
“A few years ago I wasn’t mature enough to steer my albums the way I wanted them to go. This is the dream album, it took a while but I’m so proud of it.”
MY REALITY’s collaborators range from One Above (Hilltop Hoods, Illy) to Andy Mak (Vera Blue, Tina Arena) to Konstantin Kersting (Tones And I, Spacey Jane). Most of the songs were written during the pandemic, meeting collaborators over Zoom rather than face to face.
Considered one of the country’s most gifted vocalists, MY REALITY also sees Dami push her voice in new directions.
“On this album I really enjoyed working with people whose work is different to what I normally do, and it makes you think about things differently.”
With highly personal lyrics that touch on everything from depression to moving out of your childhood home, MY REALITY also sees Dami mature as a songwriter.
“It was a really cathartic album to make, I felt like I was reading my own memoir back when I looked at the lyrics. It was very therapeutic.
“As humans we all have this need to express ourselves and share our experiences. With all of the songs I’m hoping they speak to people on some level and that they’re relatable. Ultimately, I want people to feel heard and understood.
“This album is about owning who I am. You shouldn’t shy away from the things people like about you. But you are who you are. Some parts on this record people might expect, some others show how much I’ve changed. With this album I’m just trying to be authentic in the way I know it, that’s my reality.”
After winning The X Factor in 2013, Dami has released four ARIA Top 10 albums and scored hits with Alive, Gladiator, Smile, Super Love and her Eurovision gamechanger Sound of Silence – scoring the highest placing of any Australian artist at the global music competition.
Signing with ABC Music in 2020, Dami has expanded her musical horizons with thrilling results.