Monday, July 18, 2011

Demi Lovato - Skyscraper

After dropping out of her headlining tour and getting into a treatment facility for emotional och physical issues back in October the 18 year old Disney starlet Demi Levato is premiering the first single from her upcoming third album which is said to be inspired by Rihanna and Keri Hilson and being a "little more pop, more R&B and more soulful" than her previous work according to Demi herself.

The new lead single is called "Skyscraper" and is written by Toby Gad, Kerli Kõiv and Lindy Robbins and was released digitally on the 12th of July. The song was originally written for Kerli's sophomore album. In the Mark Pellington-directed video Demi stands in a white dress in the Bonneville Salt Flats while singing "catching teardrops in my hands" with quivering voice. The song is quite simple, but yet effective, and Demi showcases her amazing vocals.

"You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I'm made of glass
Like I'm made of paper, Oh
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper!"

Many songs has been about self-esteem recently, but rarely it's been as intimately personal as Demi gets here.
When she sings that "you can tear me down" but that she'll be ""rising from the ground, like a skyscraper", you feel the emotion and believe that it's self experienced, and that she really sees herself as a towering survivor. Demi Lovato describes the 12-hour video shoot as "both physically and mentally tough", and that she would break down and cry between cuts, "because this song is so personal".

Demi Lovato - Skyscraper

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