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 the event 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 may and see what number of totally different kinds 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 essentially the most and that’s what I felt was essentially the most highly effective tune.”
The final tune on the album is “Be Comfortable,” D’Amelio’s debut single in 2020 about her expertise with psychological sickness and despair. “Be Comfortable” 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 progress on the album. I’ve all the brand new songs, and to then finish with ‘Be Comfortable’ was to step again and be like, ‘That is the place I began.’ You may hearken to it once more, and that’s the place I’m now,” she says. “Though ‘Be Comfortable’ is my first tune and I undoubtedly can hear the vocal struggles on that tune as a result of I’ve grown loads, I believed it was vital 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 with regards to selling her personal music on TikTok, D’Amelio isn’t positive turning into a social media development is the path she desires to go. “I undoubtedly know I must, however on the identical time, I get slightly nervous about posting on TikTok. Not for any motive apart from I simply get in my very own means,” she says. “I’m identical 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 complete 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 strive not to think about the dangerous occasions. Every thing has been such a studying course of,” she says. “Something damaging which may have occurred, it’s changed into 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 develop into a multi-platinum promoting artist. “I at all times say the identical individual. Shawn Mendes,” she says. “I really like that he additionally began on social media and now he’s the place he’s at the moment. I’m an enormous fan of him.”
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