SINGLE REVIEW: Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
Demi Lovato has come a long way since her Disney Channel days. The songstress has been working towards breaking the mainstream market for a few years now and she finally successfully did that with her fifth studio album “Confident”. After receiving a Grammy nomination the songstress went back into the studio to work on her sixth studio album and she’s just dropped the first promotional single. “Tell Me You Love Me” is a mature track that embodies everything you would want from a Demi Lovato track. The production is bold with trumpets introducing the song, she then drops it back with the strumming of a gritty guitar before launching into a soulful hook that takes you straight to church. She adds in hand claps and drums which creates this massive euphoric moment that doesn’t sound cliche or cringe worthy. The song explores her vulnerability over the need to have a relationship in her life to feel happy. “Everything I need is standing right in front of me. I know that we will be alright”. The problem with her music in the past is that she’s always sounded a bit too gimmicky and that probably came down to the fact that the Disney Machine still had a grasp on her career. But now she has her own record label and she’s creating music that you can tell she is passionate about. Previous single “Sorry Not Sorry” was very brassy too so I hope she isn’t just a one trick pony this era and experiments with other sounds too because her RNB tinged single “Body Say” last year was AMAZING. But I have to admit I am really enjoying this more confident sound from her (pun intended).