Odds are, you’ve heard the name “Didrick” at least once before. Maybe it was from one his Monstercat live performances on their anniversary albums, or his first and only single, “A Part Of You”. I could never figure out why someone with so much talent would never release their own music. It turns out, as stated in a recent Instagram post, this was not of his own choice.
The circumstances made it hard for me to release music the last couple of years. A few months after my debut single 'A Part of You' came out some people i worked with, who i thought were my friends, sued me and kept me from releasing my own music. This song has been around since 2013 in many different versions, and it’s been one of the only things keeping me from giving up. It's hard to keep positive sometimes but if it's something Adam has taught me through his music it's optimism. Last year I finally got free from all of my old contracts that was holding me back and was able to start from a blank page again. 'Ready To Fly' comes out tomorrow and i'm beyond grateful for all the support you've been showing me!!💕
Now, 3 years after his first single, Didrick is back with a song that is probably going to be one of the best of 2018. “Ready to Fly” features Adam Young of Owl City. Yes, the man who brought “Fireflies” to the world is featured on this release. The song was actually written in 2013, but is only just being released due to legal issues, but I think we’re all just glad that it’s finally seeing daylight.
“Ready to Fly” also marks the start of a new chapter for Monstercat. Last week, Monstercat announced their new brand, Monstercat Instinct, which will initially feature 6 artists: Didrick, Conro, Vicetone, Stephen, Rogue, and Grabbitz. Monstercat now has two brands, Uncaged and Instinct. Uncaged will focus on harder releases, while instinct will be for more melodic tracks.
Check out “Ready to Fly (feat. Adam Young)”, out today, below: