BY MATT LINSEMAN
You may know her as the quirky female TV star from the Disney Channel, but that was then.
Demi Lovato is now more confident than ever on her new fifth studio album. She has reinvented herself and she shares that with us in her new masterpiece.
Confident is an album about self-empowerment, believing in yourself and showing that to the world. With motivational lyrics, dreamy background strings, enjoyable melodies, and the marvellous atmosphere that radiates throughout the album, you’ll be humming along by the end of this one.
After its release, Confident debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Albums Chart, No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 and the No. 6 in the UK.
Lovato collaborated with producers and writers such as Ryan Tedder of One Republic, Max Martin and StarGate and co-wrote a majority of the songs on Confident. She also shares the stage with fellow female artists Iggy Azalea on the track Kingdom Come and Sirah on Waitin’ for You.
“I’ve never been more confident in my sound,” said Lovato on Twitter. “The only word that comes to mind is authentic. I’ve never been so sure of who I am as an artist. I’ve never felt this hungry and driven.” She said this is her best work yet and that she’s barely scratched the surface.
The album features an excellent collection of varying genres that many listeners can appreciate. Included are songs with a pop flair, dancey synths, free flowing ballads and even R&B beat stompers with a rhythm you won’t be able to shake.
Confident allows listeners to wander Lovato’s heart and discover who she really is. At the same time they can enjoy the pleasure of soul-inspired tracks and listen in on current pop music simultaneously. It’s certainly a lot to take in, but the album posts a positive message focused on self-improvement while still having fun.
Influences like Christina Aguilera and Amy Winehouse show their impact throughout the album and with pop music this extreme, you are sure to hit a high you’ve never experienced before.