Demi Lovato & Marshmello Release New Song “OK Not To Be OK”
- American singer-songwriter Demi Lovato and DJ Marshmello released a new song “OK Not To Be OK” on Global Suicide Prevention Day.
Both artists are partnering with the organization Hope for the Day and showcased a message about mental health.
It was written by Nick Bailey, James Gutch, Gregory Hein and Demi Lovato. The accompanying music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis.
“We are excited to be teaming up with Demi Lovato and Marshmello on this project to break the stigma around mental health on world suicide prevention day,” Hope for the Day founder and CEO Jonny Boucher wrote in a statement. “Hope for the Day’s work in suicide prevention and mental health education thrives when we collaborate with others and what better than two of the largest artists in the world to work with on a track that reminds everyone it’s OK not to be OK.”
- “So she did the song and then I got it and it was just kind of piano and that's about it. And so then I was like, how can I create an instrumental, instruments, that complement the emotion of the song?” Marshmello told Zane Lowe with Apple Music. “So in the beginning it's very slow and stuff, so I made the instrumental very slow. And then during the hook, which is the resolve of the song, I kind of picked it up with the energy and it's kind of like a little dance tune.”
“I think that was a huge driving force in making the song, as well, as there was only one way the song could be,” he continued. “And so I spent a long time trying to find that exact moment where I was like, "Oh, okay, this is exactly how the song should sound. This is how it makes me feel." So it was just kind of like emotion turned to music in a way.”
“I think it's just such an important subject,” he said. “I think a lot of people, about negative feelings and negative thoughts that are affecting them are kind of scared to bring it up, scared to talk about it. When in reality, they're scared because maybe the person won't relate or the person won't understand, when in reality most of time the person that you could bring it up to, will most likely has felt like this or will understand or can relate as well. So I think it's very important to talk about it.”
- source : Rolling Stone