Demi Lovato is back in the music scene with her latest album Tell Me You Love Me, This is her sixth studio album following 2015’s Confident which had the popular and semi-controversial “Cool for The Summer”…. And that’s about it. Two years later, Lovato came back with a bang.
When I say that, I mean this is a pop album that I can go with. For the past few years, I’ve been a bit on the fence about Lovato in terms of her music choice. Granted, Confident was my least favorite album so I was hoping she’d deliver this time around which she did. Tell Me You Love Me features her current hit single “Sorry Not Sorry” and an acoustic version of “No Promises” which you may be familiar with when she collaborated with Cheat Codes. The 15-track album is an up-and-down hill battle of love, revenge, and lust. No, really.
From track one to all the way to fifteen, it’s an open “letter” to different people in her life that feels as if she’s singing it directly to that person. For example, there’s that recently trending song “Let’s Ruin The Friendship” which people automatically assumed was for Nick Jonas. You know, since they are best friends and all. Apparently it was confirmed it was for him but other reports are speculating it’s not just that song is about him. As you can imagine, fandoms are currently going crazy with “what-if” scenarios.
“You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” is a damn raw honest song that is just one of many songs that shows how Demi is blunt and straight to the point. In fact, in every song you can just tell how much of a badass Demi is and how she’s no longer that Disney Channel star next door whom we all remember. No, without a doubt we’ve seen the progression of Demi’s attitude and self-growth from album to album. Major props. Some artists can cookie cut and give the people what they would want to hear (ex: a hit-pop song that makes no sense) but nah, not Demi. She’s proven it time and time before how she’ll tell her truth in her lyrics.
“Daddy Issues” is just as you imagine what it’d be like. It’s been known that Demi wasn’t that close to her father who passed away in 2015. She eventually turned this issue into a song and is the only song on the album I was hesitant to enjoy. But hey, to each their own. Like I said, at least Demi tells it like it is.
Each song varies from sexual frustration to hesitation to a straight up “f- you” to whomever. Blast this when you’re feeling any type of emotions, or not. Just don’t play this around your 10-year old sibling/nephew/niece/cousin. This isn’t the type of music you’d want them to scream at the top of their lungs.