He discussed his latest collaboration with Marshmello, “Ok Not to Be Ok”, which he released on Thursday (10 September).
Demi Lovato talks with Zen Lowe of Apple Music about her new collaboration with Marshmello “Okay Not to Be Ok”, released today on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10).
She opened up about her 21-year battle with depression and suicidal thoughts, but reassured anyone who’s still fighting “that if I can make it through the day, you can make it through the day Can also be made from. We are in this together. ” I found you, and it will be alright. ”
“I’ve dealt with depression and suicidal tendencies since I was seven years old, and that’s something I’ve been very vocal about. I’ve talked about it for years. And so today I call it mild. I don’t take. “Lovato told Lowe in the interview. “I could easily have been someone who wasn’t doing this interview today. So, I’m thankful that I’ve got the support and the team around me to help me through this time. And what I want Let everyone else get it. ” Know that I have been there and you can find it in the past as well. It can be very, very dark, but we have to remember that we cannot find permanent solutions to temporary problems, because life ebbs and flows and just as it is. Happiness can be fleeting, as well as sadness. So, we have to live up to that expectation, and we just have to keep fighting.
Marshmello shared his own tender message for his 2.3 million Twitter fans on Thursday explaining the meaning behind the song. “Suicide prevention starts with a conversation we are not having with our mental health because of stigma. The first step to breaking that silence is fear, judgment, and shame about our internal experiences.” Tweeted with the song’s unique hashtag.
Smiley-faced marshmallow-masked DJ instructed his followers to investigate Hope for Day (HFTD), a nonprofit organization that empowers dialogue on active suicide prevention and mental health education.
His “Okay Not Ok Bee” for mental health follows Lovato’s self-love anthem “I Love Me” since March, and the 28-year-old pop star has patterned “purpose-driven” songs in his latest release Is noted. Intentionally, hell is considered complete by 2020. “I think the touchstone of what I’m thinking about is a very purpose-driven journey, and especially with my music,” she said. “So, it’s great that I get it to start with light, and that I want to start it in a way where I’m giving hope to people, saying, you know what we’re doing Huh? Aren’t we all doing great right now? ” , And that’s fine, and you’re not alone. ”
Lovato also tweeted details of her and Marshmello’s collaboration with HFTD, including graphics highlighting signs that someone may need support, ways to be helpful, and more that can be downloaded from oknottobeok.com. The DJ-pop-star duo launched a “retro desktop experience”, featuring mood quizzes, classic Minesweeper video games, “Melo Player” streaming Lovotto and Marshmello’s catalog and more mental health resources.
But incredibly timely as “Ok Not to Be Ok” is incredibly timely, Lovato revealed in her Apple Music interview that she and Marshmello had started working on the Katherine track yet a year ago.
“They did a pretty good job of matching the construction of the lyrics. Because in the verses, it becomes quieter or more vulnerable. And then on the chorus, it’s more driven and it’s more upbeat and energetic and it’s like , It’s a pity. ” To provide you that you need to escape this time, the dance break you like, ‘You know what I’m doing? I’m not doing well, but I’m forgetting it for this second one, and we just dance. We dance, ” she explained. “And it was really exciting to be able to create something with context. I feel like it’s going to provide hope for people. And also, just really, it’s really a spot for a lot of people -One. ”
If you or someone you know is currently struggling with depression and suicidal crises, check out this list of resources below:
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.
Text line “text” ITSOK on 741741.
Call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-4357.
Call the Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255.
Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) at 1-800-656-4673.
Call Trevorline for the Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth at 1-866-488-7386.
Call Trans Lifeline at 1-877-565-8860.