Addison Rae Reveals the Meaning Behind Her Debut Song ‘Obsessed’
Addison Rae is talking about her new music.
The 20-year-old social media star spoke out in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music.
Here’s what she had to say…
On the meaning of “Obsessed”: “There’s a little story behind the entire song. So I was driving right before the studio, I had dropped off my ex-boyfriend…and then before that happened he looked at me and was like, ‘I’m obsessed with you.’ And I was like, ‘Me too.’ And I didn’t really mean that. It was kind of an accident. I mean I didn’t really mean that, I kind of meant, I’m obsessed with you too. But he was like, ‘Oh, are you obsessed with yourself?’ And I was like, ‘You know what? I should be.’ And then I was like, ‘But I’m obsessed with you too, whatever.’…there’s two ways people can look at this. They can look at it like, oh, she’s obsessed with herself. Which is funny because social media nowadays kind of makes that image look like that’s how it is. You only really post yourself on your own social media and that’s been such a big thing for now. But also just loving yourself and realizing that to feel loved by someone else you really have to love yourself.”
On the influence of Miley Cyrus and her transition from a Hannah Montana experience into her artistry today: “Yeah. I mean I feel like Miley‘s a great example of that, but there’s also just so many artists that I look up to that have really changed the game. I say someone like Miley is super inspiring though, like you said. I mean she started on Hannah Montana and she was really big in acting, and then she really took that route and made herself into one of the most known pop stars ever. So it’s kind of crazy to see someone do a journey like that and know that that’s possible is super inspiring for me. Also, it makes me realize that so many people can do everything they love and combine it into one thing, and it just explode and it’s so crazy.”
On her upcoming music: “I have my next two singles picked out. So it’s not something that we’re just putting one out and done, we have my next two singles, I know what they are. I worked on this next single with Benny [Blanco] and Blake [Slatkin] as well so I’m super excited about that. But yeah, we’re working on a project. But I feel like my thing for a project, an album is like with this first song even, it took me so long to get to the spot that I wanted to be in with this song even, and even just me as a person and an artist. So I don’t want to rush the album. And I think it’s going to mean a lot to me to put out my first project, so I definitely want it to be worth the while and I don’t want to rush something out that I just don’t feel confident about. And I want to really, really love it and have it be a true reflection of everything I want to communicate.”
Addison Rae also dropped the music video for “Obsessed” – watch it now!
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