TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio recently dropped her second single, ‘One Whole Day,’ and we are obsessed. The only thing better than the song itself is the music video. Dixie served several looks alongside some familiar faces– including her sister, Charli D’Amelio, Ryland Storms, Noah Beck, and of course, Wiz Khalifa. If you haven’t seen the music video yet, check it out down below!
When Dixie released a teaser for the ‘One Whole Day’ music video on her TikTok account, there were admittedly some mixed reviews. Coming off of her first single, ‘Be Happy,’ Dixie has had to face questions about the content of her music, especially as it relates to lyrics. Listeners noted that the singer had gone from “Sometimes I don’t want to be happy” to “For one whole day, I was really really really really sad” without touching on moments when she does want to be happy. Some listeners were not impressed with D’Amelio, to say the least. But in Dixie’s defense, her music is not so different from what we hear from other popular musicians.
Plenty of artists get away with lyrics that don’t make the most sense upon the first listen, or seem a little simplistic. A Tweet about D’Amelio’s new song from a popular Twitter account that highlights some of the less profound lyrics in the most popular songs across genres garnered 173 thousand likes. But one quick look at the account will prove Dixie is no different than other artists. Therefore, we will be leaving any hate towards our girl at the door.
Our Favorite Parts Of Dixie’s New Song
Once you give ‘One Whole Day’ a chance, you’ll find a solid amount of positives. We’d like to call your attention to a few. Obviously, we have to start with the fact that the song is just good. It makes us feel good. It gets us in the mood to dance, and if you can’t admit this song is a bop, well… thoughts and prayers, darling.
Wiz Khalifa’s verse on the song actually works better than many people would have expected when this collaboration was first announced. We love that the music video lets the rapper shine in his own scene to let the viewer appreciate how he is elevating the song. By the time Dixie comes back in with her chorus, we can see that this combination is surprisingly iconic. Finally, you can’t talk about all the standout moments in the ‘One Whole Day’ music video without discussing the wardrobe. Dixie, your fits were absolute fire. There was also fire in the music video… coincidence? You decide. ‘One Whole Day’ is a feel-good track with amazing visuals. What more could we ask for?
Dixie’s Artistic Choices Have Made This Track Even Better
One thing we love about Dixie D’Amelio is that she doesn’t shy away from showing who she is. If ‘One Whole Day’ is who we think it’s about– cough cough Griffin Johnson— then this song was bolder than we expected it to be. The internet has had a first-hand look into Dixie’s past heartbreak, and putting out a song that (possibly) speaks on how she felt during that experience allows Dixie’s fans to feel a closer emotional connection with the message in the song.
‘One Whole Day’ is special because it serves as an anthem for people going through the universal experience of heartbreak. Dixie may sound like she’s singing an upbeat tune with little meaning, but she’s really telling us that we don’t need to dwell on negativity. We love a role model. Her unique perspective on putting out a song with a somber message, and making it sound happy seems to be a trend we’ll have to keep an eye on!
“It’s about changing how you talk about things. When you’re singing a sad song, it doesn’t need to be sad music.”
Get More Dixie In Your Life
If you want more Dixie in your life, make sure to check out ‘Be Happy’ and the remix version of the song! You can also keep up with Dixie on her YouTube channel, where she posts hilarious videos and talks about life with her friends on The Dixie D’Amelio Show.
What did you think about ‘One Whole Day’ and the music video? Did you love it as much as we did? How do you feel about Dixie’s music career so far? Make sure to let us know in the comments and online at @TheHoneyPOP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
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