BELLA THORNE DROPS NEW MUSIC VIDEO AND SINGLE
As the first hit song, Bella’s virality and social media influence continues to push her way of confidently creating on the edge. Bella reminds the world once again that she is not afraid to be transparent when it comes to her sexuality womanhood by releasing a song that talks about topics usually seen as taboo by a woman.
“Lonely” finds Bella Thorne expressing her dilemma of being a girl alone who turns to her phone and the people on it to deal with her loneliness. The song brings to light the idea that women and people all over, especially during these times, are turning to their phone to find connection with others.
The idea of being alone is one that is often perceived as bad or as not the ideal situation. Bella reminds her listeners the message that it is okay to feel these emotions. Watch the video here and the teaser here.
Read a Q&A with the singer, Bella Thorne, below.
What is lonely about and what inspired you to create it?
Well, the idea came from my own personal experience. When I am lonely and horny up late at night, I kept looking at my phone going on Instagram scrolling through different apps, really just wanting that attention from someone. I was writing a lot of music at that time as well so I was always in the writing mode you could say. I just kept hearing “I only checked my phone when I’m lonely and horny, only check my phone…” I was just like, man, I keep hearing this and I just had to go into the studio within the next few days to record it, because I just couldn’t get out of my head. Yeah.
It’s been a few years since your last music project, what made you decide to choose “Lonely” as your first release back?
I wanted to choose “Lonely” because I think it’s a great song to really set off the rest of the record. You know, it’s definitely fun, playful, it’s got that pop anthem vibe to it. I just knew it was a strong contender when I wrote it.
What was your creative process behind the song?
After that late night that I was talking about, I went in the studio in the next few days, we sat down, we started strumming to it, and thinking about different chords and what not behind it. And then I just wrote it with my fav writing partners in crime.
Can we expect more music to be coming out soon following this first project?
Yes, I am definitely releasing more songs, but I also have videos. You know, I have an arsenal written up of songs that I do want to put out. Every song feels like it kind of matches to different genre, but each song is also kind of a standalone you could say. I would definitely describe myself as like a genre-less artist, in the sense that I’ll be releasing chapters of my life. Whichever songs fit that chapter is the chapter I’ll be releasing, but all the chapters will be different. I intend to keep them that way because that really is a part of who I am. I don’t think artists are stuck in just one lane because as a person you go through a lot in life and you change and you learn, and you decide you like different stuff. I think, watching an artist grow is so important and definitely in this new release of music, you’re going to see that growth.
What are some topics you will be tackling in your music?
I talk a lot of topics. This is a hard question because I kind of like to talk about a lot of things. It just depends on what’s on my mind. I’m either writing from personal experience or thoughts, or I’m writing as a character with someone else in mind, and I’m completely stepping into another person. This actually makes the acting side and the music side really connect, which I personally like a lot.
What originally inspired you to venture into the music industry?
Well, originally, I was really scared of hearing that I didn’t have a voice. I thought I was tone deaf. I still say that because I’m still not sure if it was me or not. My voice was bad, and Disney really wanted me to sing, but I didn’t want to. They talked me into it and I didn’t like it. It was a bad experience and I basically said I wouldn’t go back to music again. But then I did the movie “Midnight Sun.” It was my first time singing again and that was all because singing was very important to the character. I understood so I was down to do it since it was a big part of the movie. That experience kind of set me in a much better tone with music, the whole process really made me fall in love with music. I also got to experience music through the acting side, which is a side that I was already really connected to. I think that connection helped me bond more to the music.
What is different about this upcoming release from past projects?
I think honestly from my heart what’s different is that this recent music is 100% me. You know, I really feel like I finally found my voice, where I want to be, and who I am at this current moment in time and I’ve really gotten to express that thoroughly through my music.
So, you’re really popular on TikTok, how has it been collaborating with some of the hottest influencers on that?
Yeah, it’s been awesome. I love all the TikTok kids and I love meeting and being immersed in a new community. I think the whole TikTok world is so interesting in general with the algorithms, the way it works. It really is so different from any other app. I personally love seeing people on my newsfeed that I’ve never seen before doing the funniest shit, so it’s made me definitely fall in love with TikTok.
What’s next for you, music wise?
Well, I want to release the songs, you know, one at a time and just kind of put a vibe out.
I love these songs and I love these videos that I’ve been working really, really hard on. I directed and wrote every single video and I feel like it definitely matches the music. So, I’m really happy with how everything’s going there, so hopefully that is translated.
Do you have any virtual performances we can look forward to seeing in the near future?
Well if all goes well, and legally everything is approved, then it looks like we might be doing a New Year’s live streaming event or concert with some of my super dope friends that want to be a part of it and just kind of creating a vibe. This is for people that can’t be with their family or friends and they’re watching from home and they want to listen to some dank ass music.