On the 9th season of American Idol Didi Benami captivated the hearts of millions with her one-of-a-kind voice and endearing charm. Two years later she is back with her debut single “Gasoline”, which will be included on her original EP that will be released later this year.
An honest and bittersweet song about letting go or hanging on, Gasoline’s fragile and fearless lyrics mark a coming to terms with the nostalgia of past romance. Didi describes her music as a “soulful, rock-pop” sound, with organic roots — a new kind of pop, but still confessionals that are “truthful and real.”
A transplant from NYC, Didi moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, at the age of seven. Didi is a self-taught guitar player, and has been performing for audiences her entire life. While she always had a passion for music, it was not until she lost her best friend and Belmont University roommate, Rebecca Joy Lear, in a car accident, that Didi began to pursue music as a career. Didi firmly believes “you never know what is going to happen tomorrow, so you might as well do what you love today. Tomorrow is not a promise.”
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