Written by Lauren Rosier
If there’s anything we’ve learned about Nessa Barrett by now, is that she isn’t scared of being vulnerable or honest in her songs, and her latest track, “dying on the inside,” is no exception, out today via Warner Records.
“I’ve talked about my borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression,” Barrett says of her unfiltered approach to songwriting, “but the one thing that I have been struggling to open up about has been my eating disorder.” Writing and recording the song turned out to be a cathartic experience. “The first time I heard ‘dying on the inside,’ I burst into tears,” she reveals. “I couldn’t stop crying. It is one of the most honest songs that I’ve ever made.”
The dark and gritty visual was conceptualized by Barrett herself and produced by frequent collaborator, Evan Blair. The track begins as Barrett calls out all the damaging beauty standards. In the video, she battles against bathroom scales, goes on a night drive, and in turn burns a magazine in protest of the industry’s damaging standards.
Barrett opened up about the issues in the latest issue of Seventeen Magazine – see here – which she covered.
Barrett has already earned 534 million streams to date with hits like 2021’s pop-punk hit with jxdn, “la di die” and her single from her pretty poison EP, “i hope ur miserable until ur dead.”
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