Bella Thorne Reveals How She Went From ‘Tone Deaf’ to Writing an Album

Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne visits the SiriusXM Studios in 2017. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

She’s all about improvement! Bella Thorne reveals that she used to be a “terrible” singer, but now she’s working on an album and writing her own tunes.

The former Disney star, 19, who just dropped a catchy pop song “Just Call” with Prince Fox, says she wants her music to surprise people a little. “People have heard me do music before when I was way younger, when I was 15. They think that the music I’m going to do is like that — the kind of cheesy music — but it’s not,” she tells Us. “So I wanted to make this song that was me, that I felt from head to toe it was my heart. But also something that wouldn’t shock anyone too much.” 

Thorne admits she’s working on her vocal skills. “I don’t have a great voice, but I’m working on it so now I can sing. When I first started singing, I was tone deaf. I was terrible!” she tells Us. “And then you get it right, you fix it up, you do this, you do that, and — boom! — you got yourself a song! You put some EDM beats in there and wow.”

The Famous in Love actress has already recorded six songs, and says that the lyrics all come from a personal place. “I think that I’m out there. I’m crazy. I’m deep. I’m sad,” she shares. “I’m a very sensitive person. You can say one thing to me and it cannot even mean anything to you, and yet it could really pounce on an insecurity of mine. And I can cry on a dime.” 

One especially hard topic she’s written about is the loss of her father, Reinaldo Thorne, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2007. “I decided to write one about him. It’s called ‘Daddy.’ It’s really f–ked up,” she tells Us. “Let me read you the bridge: ‘Daddy, Daddy, now you’re in a hole / Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, lying there, oh, so cold / Daddy, Daddy, bugs surrounding your heart / Daddy, Daddy, lying in the dark.’”

She adds that when she gets inspired, she has to go for it. “As soon as I get a creative writing bug, then I have to write,” she says. “The ‘Daddy’ song is actually the first song I wrote completely by myself.”

Thorne is thinking big and already has a vision for her tours one day, too. “I am good at dancing. I just dance. I just perform. I may not be the best singer, but I could perform my heart out and really get the crowd vibing,” she says. “If you want to go to shows to see beautiful vocals and a ballad, that’s not my show. But if you want to go where you’re screaming your heart out and you’re dancing so much, then that’s my show.”

Prince Fox, who penned their hit song,  shares why Bella was his top choice for the female lead on the song“ I had met Bella out at a couple of parties and thought she would sound really cool on it.” Fox explains” I actually DM’d her on Twitter and she hit me back and that was it, it all went down in the DMs” Fox tells Us

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