Demi Lovato releases 'Dancing With The Devil' music video, fans say 'she turned pain and struggle into song'
'That moment when you’re lying on a hospital bed singing/lipsyncing to the lyrics about your overdose and you can only sob... but you keep recording. And you keep it in the final cut,' a fan said
Earlier this week, Demi Lovato has unveiled her highly-anticipated seventh album, 'Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over'. Just off the back of its release, she's just dropped the official music video for the album's title track 'Dancing With The Devil'.
Lovato's new LP features collaborations with Ariana Grande, Saweetie, and Noah Cyrus chronicles her recovery from her 2018 overdose and her continuing struggle with addiction and mental health. According to the 28-year-old star, the project is a "non-official soundtrack” to her confessional YouTube documentary, which is titled 'Dancing with the Devil'.
The album features a generous total of 19 songs and opens with the emotive ballad 'Anyone', which Lovato performed at the 2020 Grammys, and includes a powerful cover of Tears for Fears’ 'Mad World'. Lovato also shared that the double title of the album reflects its segmented nature. The opening tracks deal with the singer's emotions during her overdose, while the closing songs reflect her recovery and future. Grande features on the whispery 'Met Him Last Night', and Saweetie on 'My Girlfriends are My Boyfriend'.
In the opening music video for the title track 'Dancing With The Devil', a disclaimer announces "This video contains content depicting addiction, drug use, trauma, and sexual abuse which may be triggering for some" before we see a damaged Lovato lying in a hospital bed in a critical state. The hospital scenes are intertwined with flashback-like scenes of how she got there: succumbing to drinking and the effects of her intoxication, falling asleep in her bed, before being taken away in an ambulance.
'She's a survivor'
Many fans in the comments section on YouTube have been blown away by her candid artistry and left inspired. "She turned her pain and struggle into an amazing song. That's what we call an artist," said a fan while another wrote, "she just created something that will help people for much longer than any of us will see."
One fan said, "Demi Lovato relives the terrible night she almost died after suffering an overdose, WHAT AMAZING WOMAN."
"Demi's a survivor! She isn't afraid of facing her past. In fact she made this video to let everyone know you can overcome anything! Even drug addiction!! Thank you Demi! 😭♥️," commented another fan. "That moment when you’re lying on a hospital bed singing/lipsyncing to the lyrics about your overdose and you can only sob... but you keep recording. And you keep it in the final cut. 💔 I have a whole new level of respect for Demi after watching her doc and this music video," added another fan.
Watch Demi Lovato's powerful performance in the 'Dancing With The Devil' music video below.