Demi Lovato The Sun interview: Are there any surprises on the new album? I think my fans know everything about me! But there are some songs that are more personal than I’ve ever been. Warrior is a song that’s super-personal but I’m not going to elaborate on that. I feel like if you want to know what it’s about you can listen to the song! But I definitely do get more open and vulnerable.
Did you ever have a heart-to-heart with Britney? We’ve definitely bonded, I think because we’ve been through the same stuff. But if we did have a heart-to-heart I probably wouldn’t tell a magazine about it! It’s pretty obvious that we’ve been through some of the same things for sure.
Do you keep in touch? We have kept in touch. Our moms have become super-close, which is really random. It’s super-funny. What made you decide to be so open with problems in private life in the past? I went through bullying and it was a very difficult time for me. It ended up changing my life and I went through a lot of things because of that.
When you’re bullied by someone, it doesn’t mean that you have to be thrown in a trashcan by the big bully at school or that somebody physically hurt you or something. There’s verbal harassment, which is sometimes even worse.
Who is your favourite British person? I really like Adele. What would you do if you weren’t a singer? A songwriter! And if it was outside the music business? I’m fascinated with criminal psychology and things like that. I’d probably go to law school. How many tattoos do you have? A bunch. I lost count.
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Do you have a favourite? I have one on my back that says ‘Now I’m a warrior’ that I got really recently. It’s a quote from one of my songs. When did you start writing? The first song I wrote was when I was eight, and it wasn’t good by any means.
But it was OK. I think it was about getting butterflies in your stomach over a guy that you liked. That’s quite young to be writing songs.. I’ve always been an old soul, I guess. Where do you take your inspiration from? I hadn’t been in a relationship when I was eight years old so it was hard to sing about something I hadn’t really experienced!
But now I’m older and because I’ve been through everything you can name, I’ve been able to draw from personal experiences. What is your new single, Heart Attack, about? Heart Attack is the feeling you get when you’re about to fall in love.
Heart attack is like, ‘Oh no, I’m about to fall in love and I’m not used to that. I’m used to manipulating and abusing guys and being a game-player, and now being I’m feeling something serious coming on and I don’t know how to handle it’. Is that from personal experience? I don’t sing about stuff that’s not from personal experience.