Demi Lovato is hoping people take the lyrics to her latest song to heart…
The 28-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has joined forces with Marshmello to release their new collaboration “OK Not To Be OK” and its accompanying music video on.
In the clip, both Lovato and Marshmello wake up in classic suburban bedrooms. A young ‘Mello rolls around the yard and rides his bike through the neighborhood, while a young version of Lovato trashes her teenaged bedroom.
“It’s okay not to be okay/ It’s okay not to be okay/ When you’re down and you feel ashamed/ It’s okay not to be okay,” Lovato sings on the inspiring chorus.
Marshmello’s disco-inflected production serves as an engaging setting for Lovato’s words of wisdom and hope.
Lovato has long used her pop platform to spread awareness on mental health issues — through self-examination in her songwriting, amplifying useful resources and information to her fans, and everything in between.
Lovato and Marshmello’s track aims to encourage outreach during National Suicide Prevention Month, but that also functions as a handy reminder during a uniquely stressful, isolating year for everyone.