A Letter to Me wasn’t Dixie D’Amelio’s solely title for her debut album. She additionally thought of titles like Fortunate, a standard 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 for those who simply noticed the title, you’d be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so immodest,’ in order that’s why we didn’t go together 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 music “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 several types 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 probably the most and that’s what I felt was probably the most highly effective music.”
The final music on the album is “Be Joyful,” D’Amelio’s debut single in 2020 about her expertise with psychological sickness and despair. “Be Joyful” is the one single from D’Amelio’s early days in music that she included in A Letter to Me. “I simply needed to point out my progress on the album. I’ve all the brand new songs, and to then finish with ‘Be Joyful’ 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. “Regardless that ‘Be Joyful’ is my first music and I undoubtedly can hear the vocal struggles on that music as a result of I’ve grown rather a lot, I assumed it was necessary 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 with regards to selling her personal music on TikTok, D’Amelio isn’t positive turning into a social media pattern is the course she desires to go. “I undoubtedly know I have to, however on the similar time, I get a little bit nervous about posting on TikTok. Not for any purpose apart from I simply get in my very own means,” she says. “I’m similar to, ‘Oh my God. That’s so odd. Individuals are making movies to the songs I make.’ If somebody listens to a music, 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 dangerous instances. Every part has been such a studying course of,” she says. “Something damaging that may have occurred, it’s became 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 at all times say the identical particular person. Shawn Mendes,” she says. “I like that he additionally began on social media and now he’s the place he’s right this moment. I’m an enormous fan of him.”
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