Blockbuster films like Twilight and The Hunger Games have produced soundtracks that have topped the Billboard 200 album charts. The upcoming teen flick The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is hoping for similar success with its accompanying album. It chances look good with a new track by Demi Lovato.
“Heart By Heart” is, at its core, a pop ballad but with a gritty, rock edge. it showcases The X Factor judge’s powerful vocals, particularly when she lets it rip at the end with a major diva belt.
Mortal Instruments has also tapped Bassnectar, Ariana Grande, Zedd, Colbie Caillat for its August 20 soundtrack, which drops one day before the film is released.
Songwriter Jason Evigan breaks down the patriotic Demi single to MTV News.
Demi Lovato has got the perfect jam to add to your Fourth of July playlist, her latest Demi cut, “Made In The USA,” which celebrates red, white and blue-hued true love.
Just in time for the holiday, MTV News got the inside scoop on the up-tempo, Independence Day release from songwriter, Jason Evigan, who recalled what it was like crafting the tune with Demi. “These American romantic love stories [inspired it] and I feel like they’re unbreakable through the years, through time, since the 30s and 40s and 50s, they still hold up. Real love, if it’s made in the USA, it’s never gonna break,” Evigan explained of the song’s patriotic lyrics.
Evigan, who also worked with Demi on her single “Heart Attack,” shared some of the history of the song. It was originally written for R&B singer, Blair Perkins, two years ago but after Mio Vukovic, who helped to A&R Demi’s May album release, heard the song, he knew it was meant for the former Disney actress.
So, they tweaked the production to fit Demi’s aesthetic, throwing some guitar on the track. “It was [always up-tempo], but it was 808s and trap drums and sounded almost like a young Chris Brown record. It’s funny because if you listen to it, if you put a swag on it, it actually has a pretty R&B feel to it,” he said. “[Now] it’s got like a country vibe mixed with this R&B feel, which makes it kind of pop country rock thing.”
Once the production was Demi-fied, the singer heard it and immediately fell for it. “She came in she loved it. She had the whole concept for the video in her head [as soon as she heard it], which is funny because she ended up directing it. I haven’t seen the video, yet but I heard it’s pretty awesome,” Evigan recalled. The Demi co-directed video is slated to drop later this month.
He continued, “She recorded it and had some really good changes on it. She had some good ideas, just some lyrical ideas. If it wasn’t for Mio having phenomenal ears, he really heard through the R&B production that this can be a big pop song and he was right. It’s crazy how it all turned out that way.”
In fact, those updates were inspired by some of Demi’s own real-life experiences. “This song is 100 percent real to Demi now,” Evigan said. “During the session, I can’t say what, there was definitely some talk going on. She was talking about how this relates to her life in certain ways, all about her love being made in the USA. She owned it. She freestyled it out and made it awesome.”
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The Heart Attack music video has finally released! Check it out below:
Demi Lovato’s tracklisting for her upcoming album “Demi” just released. The album will include her latest single, a collab with Cher Lloyd, and other songs we are dying to hear!
1. Heart Attack
2. Made in the USA
3. Without the Love
4. Neon Lights
5. Two Pieces
7. In Case
8. Really Don’t Care (feat. Cher Lloyd)
9. Fire Starter
10. Something That We’re Not
11. Never Been Hurt
12. Shouldn’t Come Back
Demi Lovato will return next month with her fourth studio album, as “Demi” has been slated to hit stores on May 14 through Hollywood Records. On Monday (Apr. 1), the album’s release date and cover art — which shows a dead-serious Lovato covered in silver body paint — were officially unveiled.
The official music video for the album’s first single, “Heart Attack,” will premiere next Tuesday night (Apr. 9) on E! News. After the song scored Lovato’s biggest sales week for a single upon its debut in February, “Heart Attack” sits at No. 21 on the current Hot 100 chart.
“Demi” is the follow-up to 2011′s “Unbroken,” which has sold 448,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That album was led by the ballad “Skyscraper,” which gave Lovato her first Top 10 single, and also spawned the hit “Give Your Heart a Break,” which spent 32 weeks on the Hot 100 in 2012.
The Suspex, Ryan Tedder, Carl Falk, Jonas Jeberg, Matt Rad and Rami Yacoub are among the producers and writers with credits on “Demi.” Of the new album, Lovato says in a press statement, “It’s better than anything I have ever done! I experimented with a variety of different sounds and poured my heart into writing these songs. I’m so excited for everyone to finally get the chance to hear them!”
This week, Lovato kicks off an ambitious press run, stopping by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday night, “Dancing With The Stars” on Tuesday, “Good Morning America” next Wednesday (Apr. 10) and “Kelly & Michael” next Thursday (Apr. 11). The 20-year-old pop star will also return as a judge on the U.S. version of “The X Factor” this fall.
Pre-orders for “Demi” begin on Tuesday in North America, and next Tuesday (Apr. 9) for the rest of the world.
As previously reported, “Harlem Shake,” the viral smash from Baauer, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, although its massive streaming totals weaken almost by half. Who else shakes things up this week on the Hot 100 and other song charts?
– Demi Lovato: “Heart Attack” blasts in as the Hot 100′s top debut at No. 12, spurred by first-week sales of 215,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, as it launches at No. 4 on Hot Digital Songs. The sum is the second-best this year for a song in its first week of release, trailing only Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” which arrived with 315,000 (Feb. 2). The lead single from her forthcoming fourth album also starts at No. 70 on Radio Songs (15 million, according to Nielsen BDS) and just below Streaming Songs (953,000, which includes plays of the song’s audio and lyric videos).
The debut of Demi Lovato’s official lyric video for her newest single “Heart Attack” leads to a 20-12 rise on the Social 50. The track was released via an interactive online campaign where fans unlocked the clip by tweeting the song’s lyrics along with the hashtag “#UnlockHeartAttack.” The video received nearly 500,000 views in the three days remaining in the charting week since its March 1 debut. The audio of the song, released to her VEVO page on February 25, has received over 3.7 million views to date. The push has helped Lovato gain 343,000 new fans overall during the week. “Heart Attack” debuts at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, with 215,000 digital copies sold according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Demi Lovato can’t wait to begin writing for her fourth album, and she took to her favorite medium, Twitter, to announce it to the world.
Lovato, who just released a much anticipated video for ‘Give Your Heart a Break,’ is already planning her next project. She promises the effort will be deep and personal, possibly reflective of her tumultuous past year.
Lovato recently admitted she was initially embarrassed to talk about her myriad problems publicly, but this tweet promises candor in her upcoming songs.
While she insists she won’t hold back on her fourth release, she also got pretty personal on her third album, ‘Skyscraper.’ The title track reflects her struggles in and after treatment, while ‘Give Your Heart a Break’ tells a bit about her love life.
“I think that’s the reason I sing about love so often in the music I make,” Lovato mused. “Love goes right, love goes wrong. I’ve sung about loving someone so much that it takes your breath away. I’ve sung about the love you can find chasing your dreams and what it’s like to finally achieve that.”
Lovato’s progress and admitted regressions were captured in her ‘Stay Strong‘ documentary, in which she admitted to cutting herself and throwing up since treatment. We love how open she is about her life, because it enables her Lovatics to relate to her. We bet they can’t wait to hear her new songs!
Source: Pop Crush