ROSIE Gets Real About Body Dysmorphia and Healing in New Single 'Something I Hate'
The song details ROSIE's personal struggles with body dysmorphia, and how difficult it is to accept love when there are so many things about yourself that you don't like—and it's already clear that the song immediately resonated with fans, going viral on TikTok before it even came out today. We, too, were hooked from the very first listen, and we just had to ask ROSIE all about the track, its lyrics and why it was so important for her to get the message out there and let people know that they are not alone.
The Story Behind 'Something I Hate'
ROSIE: Creating "Something I Hate" was such a painful yet cathartic experience for me. I've always tried to write about what scares me, but speaking on some of my deep-rooted insecurities such as body dysmorphia and eating disorders was truly terrifying, and that's exactly why I wrote it. The best songs come from our worst trials in life, I truly believe that.
What 'Something I Hate' Means
ROSIE: This song is truly a form of processing for me. From writing it to releasing it, and everything in between, I got to feel the full range of emotions that come from turning trauma into art and I'm so glad I did because it seems like others really relate to it. I hope this song reaches every single person who needs to hear it and that it helps to heal others the way creating it has healed me.
ROSIE'S Words of Advice
ROSIE: My advice is to remember that no matter how alone you may feel, you are one of many experiencing these insecurities. Struggling isn't linear. Recovery isn't linear. We're all just doing our best. And lastly, asking for help is a strength, not a weakness. Whether it is a trained professional or a loved one, healing is much easier with a support system
ROSIE'S Favorite Lyric
ROSIE: "My heart is tryna hear you but my body doesn't trust a word you say, cuz how could you love something I hate?" I think this is the most honest line of the song. If you know me, you know I rarely use the word "hate" when it comes to myself or others, but in this moment, I truly was so unhappy with my body, and even though it's scary to put this song into the world, I'm doing it for younger me who needed to hear a song like this for so many years.
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