“With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to write you guys a little something special… I know the holiday season can be a tough time for anyone working through any kind of mental health issues and I just want all of you to know that you can get through this! There is nothing more important than self care and I hope each and every one of you carve out the time each and every day just for yourself. It can be as simple as going to get your nails done to buying yourself a little present :) You deserve it and so much more! Love you guys!! Make sure to take care of YOU ❤️”
Fans already knew Demi Lovato was confident, but she added an entirely new dimension to the word with the absolutely undeniable Tell Me You Love Me. Some might argue that Lovato’s fearless vocal gusto has become a little too in-your-face, but that’s exactly what Lovato’s fans have been waiting for: a record that combines her unabashedly raw lyrics – whether scandalous (“Just tell me when you’re ready/ And Imma paint your body with my lips” from “Concentrate”) or heart-rending (“I’m sorry for honesty/ I could not bear to lie to you” from “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore”) – with her even fiercer octave-scaling. Demi got something she’d been waiting for, too: a “dream collab” with Lil Wayne on “Lonely,“ though even the rap icon can’t outshine Demi on her most spotlight-commanding album yet.
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