In early December 25, TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio posted on Instagram: At midnight, she released her latest single “Roommates,” a continuation of a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa from earlier this month. D’Amelio followed the drop with an Instagram caption revealing that the song was written by Demi Lovato and the details, while “some of you will hear it and complain that this is my third song attached to sadness or depression”. wants to share this single because in the past she “struggled with the courage to open up, but over time I hope it will be more enjoyable … I love working with music and sharing it, so I will continue to do what I love because I know there is many that can be connected. “D’Amelio goes on to describe how the Internet’s fame and being in public exacerbated her anxiety and depression:
anxiety and depression have taken over my life this year and to the extent that sometimes my only thoughts are to no longer be here. it’s not that I’m ungrateful, but it was so hard to see how many amazing things happen in my life when my mind just isn’t in the right place.
especially this year, the internet and its negative comments have played a big role. and not only for me, but for many others as well. i realize i shouldn’t read the comments and i’m working on it. I’m also working on how to show my true self every day and not waste time trying to look ‘perfect’ for the Internet (even if I look withered, hahaha.)
At 1 p.m. ET, D’Amelio premiered the music video for “Roommates,” in which she sang about voices in her head and wrote words like “ANGRY” and “COMPLAINT” on a small notepad. And readers, it’s appealing!