The recovery anthem that silently dropped yesterday is quickly making waves as Demi Lovato revealed her new single, ‘Sober’.
June 21 was the rebirth for Lovato as she publicly admitted breaking her sobriety after six long years, according to CNN.
The song ‘Sober’ tells her story.
The song’s vulnerability is put on display as it starts off acoustically with only a piano. The following synthesis build of background vocals is a haunting rendition of a song you wouldn’t typically hear in a Billboard Top 40.
However, Lovato’s heartfelt lyrics of her experience bring listeners back to Demi Lovato’s younger days when she used to sing power ballads that would make you feel the message.
Wake me when the shakes are gone
And the cold sweats disappear
Call me when it’s over
And myself has reappeared
There have already been reaction videos to the recently released Lyric video that show tears flowing.
One YouTuber, Dante D’Angelo pours his heart out.
Even celebrities, such as Iggy Azalea, have come forth to show support for the ‘relapse anthem.’
waking up listening to @ddlovato “sober”.
Im proud of you for having the guts to reveal your truth to the world again. NOT. EASY.
Im here for you friend! (you know this) I pray you’ll choose recovery again.
All of us who love you only want to see you happy and heathy.🧡🧡🧡
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 21, 2018
The feels of the song and the cinematography display the true emotion of what it’s like when one is recovering from a relapse and hitting rock bottom.
“To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down the road before. I’m so sorry. I’m not sober anymore.”
The single comes out from the shadows, with Lovato saying in an interview with CBS News, “expect new music.” However, not much else was released to the public until the song’s actual reveal on iTunes.
As expected, the song shot straight to number one on the iTunes charts and is predicted to hit number one on the Billboard Music charts for Digital downloads and snag the #1 spot for the Billboard Top 100.
It was predicted by the team at Metahuman’s Entertainment that the song of the summer would be Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B) by Maroon 5, but it looks like we may be having a more mellow summer music lead. Only time will tell.
What do you think? Love it? Hate it? For us, the song shows the imperfection of how raw Lovato’s vocals are and how willing she is to show she is only human.
The phrasing with “I don’t know why” and “I try and I try and I try” help listeners know the emphasis of how difficult it may be for the someone going through the same issues.
Let us know in the comments your thoughts and enjoy the lyrics video below!