A Letter to Me wasn’t Dixie D’Amelio’s solely title for her debut album. She additionally thought of titles like Fortunate, a typical phrase seen all through the album and Mannequin, a reference to D’Amelio’s thirteenth monitor of the identical title about her struggles with perfection. “Each of these are very sarcastic titles, so when you simply noticed the title, you’d be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so immodest,’ in order that’s why we didn’t go along with them,” D’Amelio tells StyleCaster at a launch live performance for A Letter to Me at Puma’s flagship retailer in New York Metropolis.
For D’Amelio, A Letter to Me greatest encompasses the number of musical genres she included in her debut album, from pop-funk tune “Not Sufficient” to ‘80s-inspired title monitor, “A Letter to Me.” “I used to be within the studio desirous to make as many songs as I might and see what number of completely different types I can do and what my voice can do. I ended up liking all of the various kinds of songs, and I put all of them into one album,” she says. “We went with the title A Letter to Me as a result of I simply felt like that’s what represented the album essentially the most and that’s what I felt was essentially the most highly effective tune.”
The final tune on the album is “Be Completely happy,” D’Amelio’s debut single in 2020 about her expertise with psychological sickness and despair. “Be Completely happy” is the one single from D’Amelio’s early days in music that she included in A Letter to Me. “I simply needed to indicate my development on the album. I’ve all the brand new songs, and to then finish with ‘Be Completely happy’ was to step again and be like, ‘That is the place I began.’ You’ll be able to take heed to it once more, and that’s the place I’m now,” she says. “Despite the fact that ‘Be Completely happy’ is my first tune and I undoubtedly can hear the vocal struggles on that tune as a result of I’ve grown so much, I assumed it was essential to have on the album.”
With greater than 34 million followers (and counting) on TikTok, D’Amelio understands that the majority of her followers come from social media. However in terms of selling her personal music on TikTok, D’Amelio isn’t certain changing into a social media pattern is the path she desires to go. “I undoubtedly know I have to, however on the identical time, I get a bit nervous about posting on TikTok. Not for any motive in addition to I simply get in my very own approach,” she says. “I’m similar to, ‘Oh my God. That’s so odd. Persons are making movies to the songs I make.’ If somebody listens to a tune, you don’t see them listening to it. But when somebody makes a video to it, you see their entire response and what they do to it.”
For D’Amelio, music has been a studying course of, which is why she doesn’t look again on the errors she’s made within the business with remorse. “I strive not to consider the unhealthy occasions. The whole lot has been such a studying course of,” she says. “Something detrimental that may have occurred, it’s become one thing constructive now that the album is out.”
As for her dream collaboration, D’Amelio solely has one title, one other former social media star who’s develop into a multi-platinum promoting artist. “I all the time say the identical particular person. Shawn Mendes,” she says. “I really like that he additionally began on social media and now he’s the place he’s right now. I’m an enormous fan of him.”
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