by CHRISTINE ABRAHAM Photographer
Demi Lovato, 20, released her fourth studio album, titled “Demi” on May 10, 2013.
“Demi”, her self-titled album, took the same direction her other albums took, sticking to her pop roots.
All of “Demi” is considered pop and electropop. This is probably due to the fact that she co-wrote 10 out of 13 songs with many other artists.
“Demi” was released with two promotional singles: “Heart Attack,” and “Made in the USA.”
“Heart Attack,” co-written by Sean Douglas, Nikki Williams, and Aaron Phillips, has sold over 215,000 downloads. The song has been performed live on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Good Morning America”, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. The song peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also reached number 7 in Canada, Lovato’s first top 10 in Canada.
“Heart Attack” seems to follow Lovato’s teen pop vibe that she has been following for years. However, her vocals have never been stronger, and it is nice to hear her sing about something other than being strong. This song is super catchy, very upbeat, and loud. Her vocals at the end are just so shocking and loud, it gives anyone the chills.
“I have no words for how amazing ‘Heart Attack’ is. The vocals are just incredible and the song is so catchy, I just love this song,” said sophomore Liz Marchese.
“Made in the USA,” the second single released, has the same vibe as all the other songs on her album. It sounds like her old bubblegum teen pop music. It is still a feel good song and it just has very catchy lyrics to it as well.
“I was a little bit annoyed. Don’t get me wrong. This song is really fantastic, however it just sounds like all her other old songs! I feel that Demi Lovato needs to step out of her comfort zone a little bit,” said sophomore Christa Tomasulo.
“Two Pieces,” “Something That We’re Not,” and “Fire Starter” are probably the weakest songs on the entire album.
Even though they are not the best songs on the album, it really shows the listeners that the old Demi is still there, although she is maturing.
Other stand-out songs are “Neon Lights,” which takes a more mature, party feel, and “Never Been Hurt” still carries her old teen pop vibe, but her incredible vocals make it sound more mature.
“Without The Love” is also such a happy song, and it has such a catchy lyrics. “Really Don’t Care” features pop artist Cher Lloyd and just has such a fun beat, and it is just really happy in general.
A song that really takes a strong sad feel like her last album is “Warrior”. It is said to be the sequel to “Skyscraper,” a song about being strong. Although the sequel is as awfully sad and depressing, it is, however, very uplifting and her on-key, slow, but sad vocals will surely grab anyone’s attention.
This album, overall, is super happy and fun, despite that there are a few very depressing songs like her last album. “Demi” is following a more mature path, and so is Lovato. It is sure to reach out to other people, other than teens.