Marshmello & Demi Lovato - OK Not To Be OK

06 October Critic Jonni 0 Comments

How have I not seen this yet? Since it was released a few weeks ago, I thought I'd write up about it today. I'm shocked this hasn't been a global hit - certainly, it's charted in many different countries, but in the UK it only reached number 42, to date, with the US Billboard it's peaked at number 36, and in Australia it's peaked at 47. It's done well in Belgium, New Zealand, and Japan. There is plenty of time for it to work it's way up the charts around the world, but I am shocked it hasn't instantly become a worldwide success, especially since Marshmello & Demi Lovato have a tonne of fans collectively. The song is so amazing too, spreading positivity throughout the world when we totally need it most, especially since a lot of people aren't OK what with the pandemic affecting everything from jobs, relationships, friendships, family, life, enjoyment, and a hundred different other things too. Demi Lovato's vocals are on fire from start to finish, whilst Marshmello totally impresses with the production, this was a brilliant team-up!

Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the music video sees the two stars go back in time to their childhood bedrooms. They awake in their old beds and there's a tonne of nostalgic themes shown throughout. We watch them take time to address their younger selves and start to see the kid they once were again. I love how they interact with their younger selves and just end up partying in the street together. Don't we all wish we could just do that, like right now? It's a great video, I just wanted a bit more from it. The artists have teamed up with Hope For The Day which is a non-profit movement opening the conversation of proactive suicide prevention and mental health education.