This is Lovato’s seventh studio album to date, following her 2017 record Tell Me You Love Me. Clocking in just under an hour, Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over spans 19 songs in total, including the previously released singles “Anyone”, “What Other People Say” with Sam Fischer, and the title track “Dancing with the Devil”.
Dancing with the Devil… was written around the time of Lovato’s tragic drug overdose, and as such it sees Lovato touching upon themes of resilience, self-help, and friendship — the latter of which is emphasized through collaborations with Ariana Grande (“Met Him Last Night”), Saweetie (“My Girlfriends Are My Boyfriend”), and Noah Cyrus (“Easy”). Lovato has always had one hell of a voice, but hearing her utilize it in this way is a welcome pivot that suits the pop star rather well.
Over the past few years, Lovato has worked hard to better understand who she is outside of the public spotlight and the shadow of former Disney child stardom. Recently, she came out as pansexual and opened up about her battle with alcoholism. As she discussed in her new documentary, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, the singer suffered three heart attacks, numerous sexual assaults, and the lasting impacts of addiction and eating disorders — all three of which she’s worked hard to overcome, in part through these new songs.
Pre-orders for Dancing with the Devil… are ongoing, including physical versions. Check out the album’s cover art for those, shot by Dana Tripp, below.
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Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over Tracklist:
02. Dancing With The Devil
03. ICU (Madison’s Lullabye)
05. The Art Of Starting Over
06. Lonely People
07. The Way You Don’t Look At Me
08. Melon Cake
09. Met Him Last Night (feat. Ariana Grande)
10. What Other People Say
12. The Kind Of Lover I Am
13. Easy (feat. Noah Cyrus)
14. 15 Minutes
15. My Girlfriends Are My Boyfriend (feat. Saweetie)
16. California Sober
17. Mad World
19. Good Place