Listen: DEMI, Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato released her fourth studio album on Friday, and honestly, I’ve had it on repeat ever since.

picture courtesy of Universal Music Australia

picture courtesy of Universal Music Australia

I’ve been a Demi fan from the beginning of her teenaged fame (as opposed to her childhood fame on Barney), and her development both in her music and acting, and in herself is inspiring.

After her stint in rehab in 2010, Demi could have stepped back and lived a private life. It would have been the easy thing to do. But, instead, she came back stronger and better than ever.

After “Don’t Forget”, “Here We Go Again”, and “Unbroken”, the thirteen track “Demi” proves that Ms. Lovato still has a hell of a career in front of her.

The first single released from “Demi” was “Heart Attack”, which was an instant hit. “Made In America” was the follow up, which is set to do just as well.

The whole album makes you want to get up and dance, while singing into a hairbrush. It’s brilliant pop music at its absolute finest.

My favourite song on the album is “Something That We’re Not”, although “Two Pieces” comes in a close second. “Really Don’t Care”, a track featuring Brit artist Cher Lloyd is also certain to be a crowd pleaser.

Like “Skyscraper” on “Unbroken”, Demi pens a personal tune in “Warrior” which tells of overcoming her demons and challenges, and coming through stronger than ever. It’s a beautifully powerful song that showcases her talent away from pure upbeat pop music. The line “there’s a part of me I can’t get back, a little girl grew up too fast” will tear at your heartstrings, I promise.

Demi will always have the stigma of being a “Disney star” attached to her music, in that many people will be hesitant to pick it up not wanting to seem like a twelve year old. Even though I am a huge Disney fan, I can promise you that “Demi” is an album which can be enjoyed by everyone. Demi has stepped away from her Disney persona (although, she’ll always be Mitchie to me), and is a serious musical force to be reckoned with. Have a listen, and surprise yourself.

DEMI is out now in Australia through Universal Music. You can grab a copy at your local music store, or on iTunes.

Rating: 4.5/5

frangipani princess xoxo

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