At the tender age of 20 years old, it may come as a surprise to some that Demi Lovato speaks about getting rid of her demons and being healed by her music – but that’s exactly what her fourth album has helped her do.
The pop star has spoken about her new LP, simply called Demi, and said she found writing the songs for it to be “very therapeutic”.
The X Factor USA judge shot to fame at the age of 16 when she appeared in the movie Camp Rock and that same year was signed to Hollywood Records and released her first album.
Demi Lovato said writing her new album ‘Demi’ helped her fight her inner demons (WENN)
Three years ago she spent time in rehab after she revealed that she suffered from bulimia, self-harming and was “self-medicating” with drugs and alcohol.
But she came through it and her career is now going from strength to strength, and she says she has her fourth album to thank for making her feel better and more positive.
”My life has changed so much. I am vulnerable and honest in this record, the way I’ve always wanted to be. I was ready to come out of the darkness,” she told Repubblica.it
”Writing this album was therapeutic, it helped me get rid of my demons. I am a warrior now – I’ve been through so much in the past years, it was hard to find the courage to get out of it and write about it, I was afraid no one would understand my message.”
Demi also admitted that being a child star left her confused about her future and made her fall prey to “temptations” such as alcohol and drugs.
”I spent so much time trying to figure out what the right thing to do was, that I got distracted along the way by fun and temptations and that’s why I ended up in rehab at 18.”
Her fourth album was released last month and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 and upon its release, she issued a statement that said: “I’m incredibly proud of this album. It’s better than anything I have ever done!
“I experimented with a variety of different sounds and poured my heart into writing these songs. I’m so excited for everyone to finally get the chance to hear them!”
Check out Demi in London last month!