Demi Lovato Drops Hot New Single “Body Say”
Demi Lovato has been in the media spotlight for years, first as a Disney star and later as a pop artist. In 2008, she rose to prominence in the Disney Channel television movie Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010). In 2009, she received her own television series, Sonny with a Chance, which ran for two seasons. Since her departure from Disney, Lovato has ventured into the music industry, making quite a name for herself in the pop music scene.
Although Demi Lovato’s first and second albums Don’t Forget (2008) and Here We Go Again (2009) were both successful, her third album Unbroken (2011) really propelled her to commercial success. Its lead single “Skyscraper” become Lovato’s first platinum single in the United States. Its second single “Give Your Heart a Break” was certified triple platinum. Her fourth album Demi (2013) debuted at Number 3 on the Billboard 200 and saw its lead single “Heart Attack” become her highest charting single. Lovato’s fifth album, Confident (2015), debuted at Number 2 on the Billboard 200 and had its lead single “Cool for the Summer” certified platinum.
Despite her immense success as both a Disney star and as a pop artist, Demi Lovato has dealt with her own fair share of personal issues. In 2010 and 2011, she suffered from depression, an eating disorder, self-harm, and being bullied before she went into rehabilitation for recovery. Since then, she’s been cited for her dedication to mentor teenagers and young adults with mental health challenges. This occurred most notably at National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington, D.C.
On July 1st, Demi Lovato released her new single “Body Say”. It features incredible confidence and self-empowerment on Lovato’s part, which is not only palpable, but also admirable. Considering everything that she’s withstood, “Body Say” is a welcome demonstration of her personal strength. The chorus is very catchy—you’ll find yourself humming it all day, in fact. Deep synthesizer beats flesh out the sonic appeal, and they make me wonder just how good of a club remix this tune would make. However, the best part of “Body Say” is the lyrics. The chorus reads:
You can touch me with slow hands
Speed it up, baby, make me sweat
Dreamland, take me there cause I want your sex
If my body had a say, I wouldn’t turn away
Touch, make love, taste you
If my body told the truth, baby I would do
Just what I want to
Delivered with an enticing yet mature tone, these lyrics represent just how much transformation Demi Lovato has gone through. We’ve seen several former Disney stars ramp up the maturity at unpredictable speed (I’m looking at you, Miley), but Lovato’s evolution has been one of endurance, not impulsivity. “Body Say” is a great addition to her musical catalogue, and we’re looking forward to seeing what else she releases! A music video for “Body Say” has yet to be released, but you can find the tune streaming on Spotify.