Last month we officially changed the D in DListed so it stands for Demi Lovato. She’s been out there talking about her new documentary, album, sexuality, engagement, and haircut. And yesterday we learned she’s maybe-flinging with Noah Cyrus (but probably not)? Her new album, “Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over” was finally released today and the music video for the single “Dancing with the Devil” dropped at midnight. It’s about Demi’s 2018 relapse and overdose, and the video recreates the near-death event. So lots of smudged eyeliner and hospital rooms. Britney Spears and the other geniuses behind Everytime should sue!
In the song Demi sings about the slippery slope of sobriety, and how one glass of wine can eventually lead to an overdose on heroin. Which kinda makes you side-eye her previous declaration that she’s “California sober” (smoking weed and moderate drinking). The video shows a partner finding her overdosed in bed. Then the EMTs arrive and try to revive her in the ambulance. She’s still unconscious in the hospital, and her family visits and weeps beside her bed. In case you weren’t sure if this video was based on Demi’s real life, the video ends with, “a true story by DEMI LOVATO”, followed by some credits, and a list of hotlines to call if you’re struggling with addiction. So yeah, very serious and heavy. Cool for the Summer it ain’t.
And it wouldn’t be a Demi post without a reference to ex-fiancé Max Ehrich. Another song on the album, “15 Minutes“, is dedicated to Max and his thirst for fame. Here are the lyrics:
“Always puttin’ you first, could’ve been your future / But you didn’t even care about me like that,” Lovato sings in the first verse before exclaiming on the chorus, “’Cause you were looking for 15 minutes, yeah. / And now you got 15 minutes, yeah.”
Demi also makes an allusion to the glorious event in which Max called the paps to capture him crying on the beach where he asked Demi to marry him. The lyrics read: “Crying in Malibu…While you were looking for 15 minutes.” Let’s be real, Demi just stretched Max’s 15 minutes to a full hour. And if he really wants to capitalize on this renewed interest in his life, he should go back to the beach, blast “15 Minutes” over and over on a boom box (try the pawnshop, kid) in front of the paps.