Demi Lovato releases first album since 2017
Entertainment Mar 17, 2021 Rahma Ali
(REUTERS) – Demi Lovato has announced on Clubhouse she is releasing a new album on April 2nd, her first since 2017.
The name of the album was originally meant to be The Art of Starting Over, but Lovato has given the album a dual-title to reflect her upcoming documentary titled Dancing with the Devil.
“If you listen to it track by track if you follow the tracklisting, it’s kind of actually like the non-official soundtrack to the documentary. Because it really does follow my life over the past couple of years,” Lovato said.
Lovato describes her album as a mashup of genres, including country, R&B and ’90s pop. The album will have 19 tracks and three bonus songs. Lovato also hinted at three possible collaborations on the album (one potentially being Ariana Grande).
“When we went through the tracklisting and kind of mapped out how it kind of coincided with my life’s story, it made sense to add the more emotional stuff in the beginning and then transition into The Art of Starting Over.”
News of Lovato’s upcoming album dropping comes the night before her new documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, which is meant to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. The documentary focuses on Lovato’s struggles with addiction in 2018 and primarily on her 2018 overdose. The series will also be available on YouTube on March 23 as a four-part series.
In the trailer for Lovato’s documentary, she gets personal with overcoming her overdose. She reveals suffering three strokes and two heart attacks after her overdose.
“I’ve had so much to say over the past two years wanting to set the record straight about what it was that happened,” Lovato says in the trailer.
This will be Lovato’s first album since her 2017 album Tell Me You Love Me. Within that gap of not releasing an album, she has however released several singles in the meantime, including What Other People Say with Sam Fischer, Monsters with Blackbear and All Time Low, OK Not to Be OK with Marshmello, and Commander In Chief.
Her album debuts on all streaming platforms on April 2. See the album art for Dancing with the Devil… The Art of Starting Over below.