Who’s ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride?
Demi Lovato is back from a two-year album hiatus with her sixth studio album Tell Me You Love Me. Releasing lead single Sorry Not Sorry earlier in the year, the track is still managing to climb charts worldwide which has made this new album highly anticipated. Demi first rose to fame on Disney Channel’s Original Movie Camp Rock that led her to her own television show Sonny With A Chance. Fast-forward a decade; the songstress began to focus heavily on her music and has released five successful studio albums releasing hits such as Cool For the Summer, Skyscraper and Heart Attack.
Having such a personal connection with Demi’s career and journey, I’m always extremely excited when she releases new material as I would regard myself as one of her biggest fans hands down. The first track on her album Sorry Not Sorry has to be her most powerful lead single to date. The upbeat track is a massive stab to all her haters as she emphasises the fact that she’s one hundred per cent happy with where she’s at right now and that she’s definitely not sorry for her actions. It’s refreshing energy and spark has dominated the charts worldwide and is still continuing to progress, proving that Demi had her comeback song chosen correctly.
The second single Tell Me You Love Me was released as a promotional single for the album giving listeners a taste at the versatility to come for the album. The track has a hard-hitting build up throughout its instrumental as Demi uses all her vocal capabilities to belt out her contention. Demi exhibits vulnerability as she sings about the need for a relationship in order to be happy. The third track Sexy Dirty Love once again showcases a different side to the songstress. In this flirty, cheeky track Demi sings about her lustful obsession with a lover along with a bopping beat. It’s a lively, feel good track that will have you singing along to the lyrics over and over again.
“All my friends they know and it’s true,
I don’t know who I am without you”
The next track You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore has to be one of the most raw and stripped back tracks Demi has ever released. In this track, Demi sings about breaking up with her former self, as her addictions don’t do it for her anymore. Being in recovery for several years now, Demi is able to realise the toxins of her past. The slow melodic backing of the track rides Demi’s powerhouse vocals perfectly from start to finish as you can really feel what she’s trying to convey. This track is definitely a stand out on the album and it will make you feel things deep within your soul.
Track number five Daddy Issues lifts the mood once again with a complete banger. The electronic instrumental shows off a unique structure as there’s big moments throughout the track that highlight the distinct beat. Demi sings about her attraction to men who are unavailable and that getting rejected only intrigues her further. It’s a fun, up-tempo track that’s very different to a lot of pop music releases in 2017. The next track Ruin the Friendship is an interesting one. Through a chilled out beat with a soft trumpet, Demi sings about a solid friendship that she wants to take further and cross boundaries with. Demi posted on social media that fans would know whom she’s singing about, leaving fans to speculate that the track is about her close friend Nick Jonas. It’s a fascinating, yet enjoyable experience to listen to.
In the seventh track Only Forever, Demi stated that the track was about the same person in Ruin the Friendship. Demi uses a soft and alluring instrumental to emphasise the fact that the tension between her and this person is strong and that she’s been waiting forever for them to take the next step. It’s a teasing track that grasps the seriousness of her message, as her vocal performance is beyond impeccable.