Demi Lovato Shares Her Truth On Deeply Emotional “Sober”
Demi Lovato gets honest about addiction, recovery and relapsing on her deeply emotional new single “Sober.” Last month the 25-year-old announced plans to roll out new music in the near future. She followed through on that today (June 21) and admitted that she had relapsed into addiction shortly after celebrating six years of sobriety. “I got no excuses for all these goodbyes. Call me when it’s over, cause I’m dying inside,” she sings over sparse keys on the opening lines. “Call me when it’s over and myself has reappeared,” she adds before apologizing to anyone she had hurt. However, the siren concludes the track with a promise to start over. “I’m sorry that I’m here again,” she fragilely admits. “I promise I’ll get help. It wasn’t my intention; I’m sorry to myself.”
It seems like Demi’s new album will be her most honest to date. The “Solo” superstar hit a high point with the release of Tell Me You Love Me last September. The album spawned her Top 10 hit, “Sorry Not Sorry,” and was filled several other potential tracks that could have stormed the charts. However, it makes sense for her to restart with a new body of work that reflects her current state of mind. In her YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated, she opened up about her battle with addiction and the challenges of recovering. Her last era reiterated that the hitmaker was a fighter, and her new single makes it clear that she will continue moving forward. “Sober” offers an opportunity to be honest with those close to her before taking steps to continue healing. Listen to Demi’s latest below.