Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Demi Lovato, Demi

I became a Demi fan when she released Skyscraper. I admit I really didn't know much about her before that, but soon she was making headline news for her "troubles". Skyscraper was the perfect anthem for her to come back and show us that she is going to stay strong. I realized then that she had a killer voice, unlike most of the Disney stars...homegirl can actually sing. And then I saw her cover of  Lil Wayne's How To Love and I became super hooked. I don't own any other album of hers, but I was intrigued as to what this one would sound like...

1. Heart Attack- This is her first single and one of my favorite songs of 2013 so far. It's super catchy, with an incredible beat and use of instrument. The added effects make it an intriguing, cool pop song.

The feelings got lost in my lungs
They’re burning, I’d rather be numb
And there’s no one else to blame
So scared I take off and I run

2. Made In The Usa- Songs like these remind me that I'm not in Demi's demographic. And by that I mean- when I'm cold you're there like a sweater? Seriously? But lyrics aside, it's actually a good song. I know, lyrics are a pretty big deal, but the chorus is fantastic, and her vocals are great.

No matter how far we go, I want the whole world to know
I want you bad, and I wont have it any other way

3. Without The Love- Relatable lyrics, killer vocals, baseball references, and an amazing hook= perfect song. And the bridge? Christ.

You're beautiful, but cause me pain
You play my heart like it's a game
And you work so hard to get me, just to let me go
Yeah you put me in the spotlight, just to steal the show

4. Neon Lights- This is a dance/club/girls night out kinda tune that people will love to hate but secretly blast it while they slip on their heels and apply mascara.  This won't be one of the songs that I play again and again, but it's a fun night out kinda song.

Shining like stars cause we're beautiful, beautiful
You're all I see in all these places
You're all I see in all these faces
So let's pretend we're running of time, of time

5. Two Pieces-Demi's vocals on this track are, so far, the best of any song we've heard, and that makes me excited for the rest of the album. The song goes from gentle, soft and story telling to belting and passionate, making it an emotional ride and an interesting song. The bridge is, once again, incredible.

We'll never fall apart, cause we fit together right, we fit together like two pieces of a broken heart

6. Nightingale-A beautiful, sweet ballad. Demi sounds like a mature, polished singer here, showing off her incredible vocals. The story is relatable, we all want someone to come and be next to us in this crazy world. One of the best songs on this album.

Cause baby you're my sanity, you bring me peace, sing me to sleep

7. In Case- This is my favorite song, hands down. The piano driven song is emotional, honest, and raw. The song tells a story, and Demi is holding onto this guy, just in case he changes his mind. It touches on the grief we feel when we lose someone, hoping that maybe they'll come back someday.

In case
You don't find what you're looking for
In case
You're missing what you had before
In case
You change your mind, I'll be waiting here
In case
You just want to come home

8. Really Don't Care- My roomate played me this song and it's what made me want a copy of the album. It's sassy and angsty, very catchy with a perfect pop production. Demi's speaking up for all us strong, single ladies here. Cher Lloyd makes a cameo, which is eh. Well. It fits. I am not a Cher Lloyd fan, but I appreciate it in this song.

I cant believe I ever stayed up writing songs about you
You dont deserve to know the way I used to think about you
Oh no not anymore, oh no not anymore
You had your shot, had your shot, but you let go

Now if we meet out on the street I won't be running scared
I'll walk right up to you and put one finger in the air
And make you understand, and make you understand
You had your chance, had your chance

9. Fire starter- Well Damn. She really is a badass, huh? This song is all about being strong, confident, and full of sass. The pop production is A plus.

I'm a bad-ass jumping off the moving train

10. Something That We're Not- Talk about sassy. Demi's good at that, she's clearly following in the footsteps of Kelly Clarkson. This is the perfect "thanks but no thanks" song. You go girl! With the clapping and electric guitar matched with hilarious, sassy lyrics, this is a winner.

You wanna be more than just friends
I can't go through this again
Stop trying to get inside my head

11.  Never Been Hurt- This may be one of the more forgettable songs on the album, seems like just a filler. But the vocal gymnastics on the chorus is pretty awesome. Other than that, it's just another good pop song.

You wanna be more than just friends

I can't go through this again
Stop trying to get inside my head

12. Shouldn't Come Back-Demi's emotions bleed through in this song, making it a touching song. Her voice is different than the other songs she gave us on the album, a good kind of different. I like the variety, it shows that she really can sing anything.

Maybe you shouldn't come back
Maybe you shouldn't come back to me
Tired of being so sad, I'm tired of getting so mad, baby

13. Warrior- Demi closes the album with the emotional, personal song. She opens up about her struggles that we've all heard about. She is singing for herself, but also for every other person who has been in her shoes. Her voice is incredible on this song, making you want to go hug her.

Now I'm taking back my life today
Nothing left that you can say
Cause you were never gonna take the blame anyway

Overall, Demi has given listeners an amazing, powerful album with some fantastic pop hits mixed with emotional ballads- and she does all of this with gorgeous vocals.

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