It’s ‘So Representative of Me’ – Billboard
Demi Lovato’s next album will move you. According to a moving post on the 29-year-old singer-songwriter’s Instagram Story on Thursday, April 21, the upcoming release will share the artist‘s ups and downs on his personal journey.
Although the singer’s eighth studio album “Cool For the Summer” has yet to be announced, it appears to be nearing the finish line. “I’m emotional listening to my new album because I’m so proud of it,” Lovato wrote. “It’s my absolute best to date and so representative of me, where I started and who I am today.”
In January, Lovato held “burials” for their pop music, signifying a shift towards punk and rock influences that are definitely noticeable in the clips they shared of their unreleased songs. They accompanied their recent Instagram statement with a video singing in the car to a 2000s-influenced track most likely titled “City of Angels,” and the day before they posted a video a titled “Happy Ending,” which included the lyrics, “Sure, I’m sober now, and everyone’s proud, but I miss my vices. Am I going to die trying to find my happy ending?
“Yesterday I posted a song called ‘Happy Ending’ and even though I wrote this in an incredibly dark place, I’m so thankful that I’m not in that low, cold, lonely place anymore,” Lovato continued in their story. “I’m sure no matter what happens in my life…my happy ending is never having to fall back into bad habits again.”
The bad habits they refer to include their addiction to drugs and alcohol, which Lovato has openly talked about since they were teenagers. They released a single called “Sober” in which they admitted to relapsing after years of sobriety in 2018, about a month before being hospitalized with an opioid overdose. The artist also opened up about the near-fatal experience in his 2021 documentary Dance with the devil, and has been totally sober since December at the latest.
“I can’t wait for everyone to hear,” they concluded. “I love you all.”