Sep 21 2011 1:08 PM EDT 9,220
By Jocelyn Vena (@jocelyn1212), with reporting by Amy Wilkinson
‘Jessie’ actress Debby Ryan applauds the latest album by her fellow Disney star.
Demi Lovato has certainly caused quite a splash this week, with her album Unbroken making Lovatics out of previous skeptics, thanks to personal lyrics and powerhouse vocals.
The 19-year-old Lovato has said the album is her way of “figuring it out” as she makes the transition from Disney princess to 20-something pop star. That theme speaks to fellow Disney star Debby Ryan.
“I’ve listened to a bit,” the “Jessie” star told MTV News. “Toby Gad, with whom she produced ‘Skyscraper,’ he wrote that with [singer] Kerli [Kõiv]. I like her stuff as well. They wrote it and produced it, and when they placed it with Demi, it was amazing, and it’s absolutely empowering and really, really strong.”
The track and the album totally mirror who Lovato is as a person, Ryan said. “The thing about Demi, she’s always able to show her vulnerability and her strength and her whole personality in her music and definitely her voyage,” she said of the comeback kid. “I think she’s in such a cool place of finding her sound and revamping her sound and working with amazing people.”
Bottom line is Ryan feels the album is “very impressive” thanks to its production value and guests like Missy Elliott and Timbaland, to name a few. She also had kind words for Gad, whom she worked with on the theme song for her show “Jessie,” so she gets how he’s able to weave some musical magic. “I admire him a lot,” she said. “He knows his way around the pop realm.”
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