It’s coming! Demi Lovato is gearing up to release her seventh studio album, Dancing with the Devil … The Art of Starting Over. The upcoming collection of songs is set to act as a companion piece to the singer’s March 2021 docuseries of the same name, Dancing with the Devil.
“If you listen to it track by track, if you follow the track listing, it’s kind of actually like the non-official soundtrack to the documentary. Because it really does follow my life over the past couple of years,” Demi said during a chat with fans on the Clubhouse app, per Just Jared Jr. “When we went through the track listing and kind of mapped out how it kind of coincided with my life’s story, it made sense to add the more emotional stuff in the beginning and then transition into The Art of Starting Over.”
A week before the album’s release Demi dropped the title track. “It feels absolutely unreal having this out right now, I love you all so so much,” she wrote via Instagram.
Demi first announced her new album was coming this year during a December 2020 interview. “The tea is … I am releasing an album and a documentary next year,” the former Disney Channel star said on the “(Re)Session” podcast. “I’ve been working on this album since 2018 and my life has taken so many twists and turns since then, and it’s changed the direction, the sound, the story … I’m really excited to release all of this new music.”
Demi made her return to music in January 2020 with the release of her single “Anyone,” which was written and recorded a few days before her accidental overdose in July 2018. The Sonny With a Chance alum debuted the track during the 2020 Grammy Awards, and has dropped a few follow-up songs, like “Commander in Chief,” “I Love Me,” “Still Have Me” and more since then. The record she has in the works will be her first full-length album since the songstress took a break from Hollywood after her overdose.
“You know what’s great about making an album?” Demi wrote on her Instagram Stories in March 2021. “You get to say anything you want, be as open and honest as possible and finally tell your side of the story regardless of who might not like it.”
Days after teasing the upcoming record, she even confirmed a collaboration with Ariana Grande, called “Met Him Last Night.” After the former Nickelodeon songstress uploaded an Instagram Stories video captioned, “Backgrounds on a song for a friend,” Demi shared the video to her own social media. The two singers have had a pretty strong bond for years.
“I love the fact that Ariana and I have such a supportive friendship because it’s hard to find,” Demi told Harper’s Bazaar in April 2020. “Two women who are in a competitive industry — the whole world seems to want to pit women against each other, so it would be so easy to do that.”
What else can fans expect to hear once DL7 is finally released? Scroll through our gallery for everything we know about the album so far!
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