dodie shares her latest single and video for “Boys Like You”. The song is about the addictive power play within an unhealthy relationship. Speaking on the single dodie states, “I wrote ‘Boys Like You’ in two parts. The verses and chorus I wrote when I was enjoying exploring the game in the power play of a potentially unhealthy dynamic. The lyrics in those I feel are more understanding and light; “can’t you tell, I love a liar” – but as I came to write the bridge I wanted to bring forward some of the heaviness and question why so many people fall into these addictive roles; “why aim to be crushed, dear?”
Coinciding with the single is a video directed by frequent collaborator Cambria Bailey-Jones (“Human”, “In The Middle”, and “6/10”) that beautifully depicts the unhealthy dynamic and tells the story of a relationship regressing into a power struggle through the use of intricate choreography. “We were really interested in exploring how complicated control and power can be in these types of addictive, quite unhealthy, relationships,” explains Cambria.