There have been many instances where songs (of past and present) blowing up yet again thanks to them being featured on TikTok by fans. However, not often do we see TikTok stars making a break into the mainstream music industry. Dixie D’Amelio does this with her brand new single “Be Happy.”
Dixie D’Amelio is a massive star on the popular micro-video platform TikTok. As of today, she has a massive following of 28 million and 728 million likes on her videos. So, it comes as little surprise her new single and music video for “Be Happy” climbs up to #1 on trending and has amassed over 6 million views in less than 24 hours of release.
The 18-year-old social media personality talked about her entrance into music with Seventeen magazine;
I wanted to share the honesty of this message with others, especially those around my own 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. 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. We all have them and you are not alone.
Watch “Be Happy” Video by Dixie D’Amelio
“Be Happy” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Contrary to the idea given by the title of the song, the theme of the song is not about being happy. It is about being happy whilst not being so. We all have down days–days which we don’t want to feel like we are doing okay. And it is okay to have these days. These days help us understand the balance of life. And sometimes, on such days, the furthest thing we need is a boost of moral–a kick in the behind to get us back on track.
The ‘track’ is tedious, tiresome and painful. Just let them have a rest day. Just let them collect themselves, on their own. There is nothing wrong with that.
If I’m down, just leave me there
In the song, Dixie poses this idea that it is okay be sad and down once in a while. It is human nature and no one needs to be a 100% every day for the rest of their lives.
Do you agree? Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning breakdown on Genius.