new lovato album shows her confidence
By emily ram, '16
Known for her courageous story which inspired millions to either become sober, recover, or get help, Demi Lovato continues to spark the nation's’ eye with her outburst of confidence shown in her new upcoming album, Confident.
Confident comes out on October 16th, on a Friday being featured on iTunes, the Play Store and Spotify. Confident, as Lovato says, is the album which shows "Honesty, empowering messages and confidence”. (accesshollywood.com)
To hype up the album, Lovato unveiled the striking album cover August 26, 2015 on Twitter and Instagram.
Excited fans from across the world bombarded the posts with comments, emojis, and reposts of this album cover. Showing a huge progression of self love, Lovato stated that she has “never felt more confident in her entire life”. (etonline.com)
Alongside with revealing the album cover, Lovato also made celebrities from different branches of the music industry reveal a song title by tweets. Stars such as Iggy Azalea, Wilmer Valderrama, Bea Miller, Christina Perri, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest each tweeted one song off the album one at a time to reveal the tracklist of her new album. This continues to capture the attention of social media, eventually having fan based hashtags trending on twitter.
Adding on to the constant hype about Lovato’s 5th album, the main track, Confident, was available to anyone who preordered the album or had access to Spotify. 10 minutes after Lovato released the single, it was already trending on sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and even Facebook for a period of time. , Wilmer Valderrama, boyfriend of Demi Lovato, credits Lovato for her path of "mega stardom. (He thinks) she's going to redefine pop culture in a level that people can't even expect next year, for sure".
If you think that’s all, sit down-- Lovato released the crime scene, action-packed, mini-movie, music video for her leading single Confident on October 9th, a week before the drop of the studio album. This music video starts off as Lovato as a "chained public enemy in prison". (people.com) Featuring actress Michelle Rodriguez, 37, it kicks off as Lovato and Rodriguez meets eyes, and come to a series of fights. Soon, both stars realize their similarities resulting in kicking butt together.Over the course of 5 days, the official music video for Confident has already hit over 7 million views with over 20,000 positive comments on Lovato's new image. Comments revolving around "Girl Power" ,"Confidence", the love for the song and encouragement of how much Lovato has grown bombarded all over youtube comments. Feeling the fierce and self-confident attitude, Lovato explains how "(She) went from being in a place where (she) was suffering from an eating disorder and hating every single inch of her body to now baring (her) legs and showing more skin in front of the whole world and being proud of (her) body instead of loathing it," (people.com) If you haven’t seen the music video yet, it’s a must watch.
Lovato expands her horizons by showing off her powerful vocals in many of the songs on this tracklist. Alongside with letting the world hear her impressive soprano range, she varies topics in her tracklist from confidence to emotional distress.
In particular, this album features a soulful, empowering, emotional ballad titled Stone Cold. This single was released on Youtube as a live studio video of her singing the tune. This tune is also known as the new 'Skyscraper' to social media. Lovato's impressive vocals outshine the harmony in this ballad that has the power to tug at your heartstrings. The video, uploaded on Youtube, has gotten over 135,000 likes and only 1,000 dislikes. 98% of the people who opinionated this song liked it. Comments such as "Demi Lovato deserves a Grammy!" and "I never knew she was such a soulful singer" flooded through the comment section of this song.
The slow but powerful momentum continues with Lovato’s single entitled Father. After the loss of her father due to a mental disorder, the lyrics of this song describes the tough relationship she’s had to face with him. Lovato wishes all the best for her old man when singing the lyrics,
‘I know you were a troubled man
I know you never got the chance
To be yourself, to be your best
I hope that Heaven's given you
A second chance’
Lovato thoroughly explained, “He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person… He wasn’t capable of raising a family, and it was because of his mental illness. To know that it wasn’t fully his fault really was saddening to me, and I wanted to write about it. I wanted to process it.” (usmagazine.com)
"I think my new music is definitely grown up," Lovato says, My music is definitely a lot more confident, sexier, and it’s pretty much moving in that direction and embracing who I am as a woman." (usmagazine.com)
This album shows the recovered, real Demi as she expressed. Even the first lady has Lovato’s single Confident on her playlist, revealing the one of two songs in a tweet. Demi has grown into such a powerful, inspirational young woman with her new works. These works are coming out as inspiration to allow people to embrace who they are, see the “raw” side of Demi, and become who they’re really supposed to be.
So tell me, what’s wrong with being Confident?
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