I accidentally fell in love with a Demi Lovato album.
If you don't know who Demi Lovato is, it's okay. I'll tell you. She came from Disney. You know, one of those Disney show actresses who also starts a music career. Most of them don't last that long, only until the next big star comes along. Demi's a little different.
She also has a pretty interesting story. In 2010, at the age of 18, she withdrew from her tour with the Jonas Brothers to enter a rehab facility. It was a bit shocking for her young fans and their parents to handle, I assume. At the time, I really didn't know who Demi was, but I remember feeling horribly for her that she was going through so much so young. I'm only a few years older than her, and having been through some rough patches myself I admired her for her bravery.
Demi left rehab a year later, and also quit doing the Disney thing. No doubt, the pressure must have been a contributing factor to her issues.
Shortly after leaving rehab, Demi released a song called "Skyscraper" a powerful, emotional tune. That was the first time I really started paying attention to her. The song really touched me, and I was again struck by her bravery.
Demi released an album a week ago, and I never really expected to like it as much as I do. But she's got this powerhouse vocal and spunky personality, matched with relatable lyrics and solid pop songs. She's like a younger Kelly Clarkson.
I picked four songs to share with you from Demi's album for Tuesday Tunes.
1. In Case
Kinda hard not to get emotional when listening to this song. It's a very real message about missing someone, and holding onto a little glimpse of hope that maybe, just maybe, they'll come back again. I think most of us feel this in those first stages of breaking away from someone.
2. Shouldn't Come Back
...Or not. This one is almost a response to In Case, saying...you know what, maybe it's a better idea if you don't come back, because every time you do, it doesn't end well.
3. I Really Don't Care
And finally, we get to the point where we really don't care about the person or that relationship anymore, and it's time to move on. This sassy tune is the perfect song for anyone in that last stage of break up grief.
Demi's not afraid to tell her story, and that's exactly what this song does. You go girl.
Well, what'd you think? Share it in the comments below. And I want to know: have you ever really enjoyed an album that you didn't expect to like?