A Letter to Me wasn’t Dixie D’Amelio’s solely title for her debut album. She additionally thought-about titles like Fortunate, a standard phrase seen all through the album and Mannequin, a reference to D’Amelio’s thirteenth observe of the identical identify about her struggles with perfection. “Each of these are very sarcastic titles, so in case you simply noticed the identify, 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 observe, “A Letter to Me.” “I used to be within the studio eager to make as many songs as I might and see what number of totally different kinds 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 probably the most and that’s what I felt was probably the most highly effective tune.”
The final tune on the album is “Be Pleased,” D’Amelio’s debut single in 2020 about her expertise with psychological sickness and despair. “Be Pleased” 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 Pleased’ was to step again and be like, ‘That is the place I began.’ You may take heed to it once more, and that’s the place I’m now,” she says. “Despite the fact that ‘Be Pleased’ is my first tune and I positively can hear the vocal struggles on that tune as a result of I’ve grown loads, I believed it was essential to have on the album.”
With greater than 34 million followers (and counting) on TikTok, D’Amelio understands that almost all of her followers come from social media. However in the case of 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 positively know I have to, however on the similar time, I get a little bit nervous about posting on TikTok. Not for any purpose in addition to I simply get in my very own approach,” she says. “I’m identical to, ‘Oh my God. That’s so odd. Individuals 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 trade with remorse. “I attempt not to consider the unhealthy occasions. Every little thing has been such a studying course of,” she says. “Something destructive that may have occurred, it’s was one thing optimistic now that the album is out.”
As for her dream collaboration, D’Amelio solely has one identify, one other former social media star who’s turn into a multi-platinum promoting artist. “I at all times 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 in the present day. I’m an enormous fan of him.”
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