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27 June 2020 02:31

Dixie D'Amelio

TikTok Star Dixie D'Amelio Releases New Single 'Be Happy' Created During & Inspired by Social Distancing

Dixie D'Amelio has released her first song, "Be Happy"! The TikTok star dropped the tune, which was created and inspired during quarantine, on Friday (June 26). "I felt connected to this song immediately. I wanted to share the honesty of this message with others, especially those around my own age," Dixie said about the track. "I remain so grateful for the people that surround me and the opportunities I've been given, but some days, as we all know, it's not easy to be happy," she added.

"My hope is that anyone who listens can be reminded that it's okay to feel what we feel. Pictured inside: Dixie out and about with her sister Charli, as well as their parents Marc and Heidi, on Thursday (June 25) in West Hollywood, Calif. It seems the D'Amelio sisters can add one more thing onto their growing resumes: recording artist. Dixie D'Amelio, sister to Charli D'Amelio, dropped her first-ever single on Friday. Titled "Be Happy," the track is an upbeat, unassuming pop number that, if you listen closely, tackles a tough subject: feeling depressed.

"Sun's up, I already wanna lay down/ Friends calling, are you really tryna go out?" D'Amelio sings over bright production. D'Amelio first teased the song by posting an a capella rendition of it to her TikTok in early June. The snippet quickly crossed 16 million views and 125,000 comments in the first 24 hours, according to a press release. Encouraged by her audience's clear interest in the track, D'amelio, who had been in a "virtual studio" with producer Christian Medice (who's worked with artists like P!nk and Halsey), decided to drop the official song sooner rather than later. "I felt connected to this song immediately," D'Amelio says of the song.

D'Amelio's sister Charli shared the song onto her social media, writing: "i am so insanely proud of her so make sure you show her song lots of love!!!" Hear "Be Happy" in full, below. Dixie D'Amelio first teased the song when she sang it a cappella earlier this month in a video posted on TikTok TikTok Star Dixie D'Amelio Releases New Single 'Be Happy' Created During & Inspired by Social Distancing TikTok star Dixie D'Amelio has released her very first single "Be Happy!" Dixie, who is the sister of popular YouTuber Charli D'Amelio, created the upbeat tune — which tackles mental health — while social distancing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "Sometimes I don't wanna be happy/Don't hold it against me," Dixie, 18, croons. "If I'm down just leave me there let me be sad." "Sun's up, I already wanna lay down / Friends calling, are you really tryna go out? The social media star first teased track when she posted a video of herself singing it a cappella on TikTok earlier this month.

"I felt connected to this song immediately," Dixie said of the single. "I wanted to share the honesty of this message with others, especially those around my age. I remain so grateful for the people that surround me and the opportunities I've been given, but some days, as we all know, it's not easy to be happy." Dixie said she hopes that "anyone who listens can be reminded that it's okay to feel what we feel. It's okay to have a bad day." To make the track come to life, Dixie worked in a "virtual studio" with producer Christian Medice, who has worked with P!nk and Halsey. "I don't think there are enough songs in the pop world that speak openly about mental health," Medice said.

"I love the fact that it's a serious, catchy pop song without sounding preachy or corny." The song was co-written by Medice, Sam De Rosa and Billy Man. "Be Happy" is not only special because of its message, but the track also marks Dixie's first time ever recording. Aside from her music talents, Dixie is a leading social media stars with 27 million followers on Instagram and 11.9 million on Instagram. The lyrics to the song suggest that Dixie is OK feeling sad. "Sometimes I don't wanna be happy / Don't hold it against me If I'm down just leave me there / Let me be sad," she sings in the song. Elsewhere, she sings about staying in when her friends want her to go out. She's "got chips on her shoulder," she sings. Even as she's used her music to speak to how she's feeling, Dixie has also pursued other possible careers using her platform. Dixie D'Amelio, sister to TikTok icon Charli D'Amelio, dropped her first-ever single "Be Happy." The 18-year-old, who's known for her good singing voice on TikTok, officially made the transition to music Friday (June 26), releasing an upbeat pop track that tackles a difficult subject: mental health and depression. The song features deep and reflective lyrics like, "Sometimes I don't want to be happy / Don't hold it against me / If I'm down just leave me there / Let me be," which serve as a great reminder that it's okay to be sad sometimes. In a statement, D'Amelio revealed why she immediately felt connected to the song. "I wanted to share the honesty of this message with others, especially those around my own age," she explained. "I remain so grateful for the people that surround me and the opportunities I've been given, but some days, as we all know, it's not easy to be happy. My hope is that anyone who listens can be reminded that it's okay to feel what we feel. It's okay have a bad day. Listen to Dixie D'Amelio's "Be Happy," below: You can also check out the full "Be Happy" lyrics, below: Sun's up, I already wanna lay down Friends calling, are you really tryna go out? Just don't wanna explain it Bad days, it's okay, let me feel it (Uh-huh, uh-huh) I know I'm gonna feel this way again What's the matter with sadness But sometimes I don't wanna be happy Sometimes I just wanna be lonely Don't need you to hold me [Post-Chorus] Just let me be sad