Far from the average teen queen tune about boys, parties, or shopping, Demi Lovato is coming out with a new single that actually has some substance -- and teens are already reacting. "Skyscraper" was recorded before Lovato entered treatment last fall, and she sees it now as her "cry for help." Ironically, though, the lyrics are all about rising above a broken life. That's what Lovato is trying to do now, she says, and that's the message her fans find so inspiring.
Here's what they're saying:
- This song is amazing. I love this song so much. Sometimes there are tears coming from my eyes.
- The song is so inspirational and moving and OHMYGOD, it's just overall amazing!! I love Demi!!
- I love this song with everything that I have ... Demi's still got it.
To me, this is proof that teen girls have been waiting for a peer in the public eye to break the silence -- creatively, that is. It's one thing to watch a celeb have a breakdown or go to rehab or confess their bad habits (Demi's issues have included cutting and eating disorders). But when a talent like Lovato can give her experience a voice artistically, it's that much more powerful.
Music especially has such a transformative power for teens -- think back to the personal anthems that got you through high school. I'm sorry for Lovato's suffering, but the silver lining is clear: All the girls she'll save by doing her best to be strong and encouraging them to sing along.
The video premieres tonight, July 13, on E! at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., ET.
What do you think of Demi Lovato's new single "Skyscraper"?
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