Demi Lovato’s new chapter begins with Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over.
Her cathartic new body of work dropped on Friday (April 2). The 19-track album is separated into two parts, with the “Prelude” including the first three tracks — “Anyone,” which she debuted at the 2020 Grammys, the title track “Dancing With the Devil” and “ICU (Madison’s Lullabye)” — detailing her struggles with addiction and near-fatal heroin overdose in 2018. The Art of Starting Over turns the page and starts a new chapter in Lovato’s recovery journey with the remaining 16 songs.
Following her previously released “What Other People Say” single with Sam Fischer, the album includes highly anticipated collaborations with Ariana Grande (“Met Him Last Night”), Noah Cyrus (“Easy”), and Saweetie (“My Girlfriends Are My Boyfriend”).
She also unveiled the music video for the title track, which recreates the painful scene of her hospitalization immediately after her overdose three years ago. Lovato belts out the stirring ballad from her hospital bed and in some scenes, occasionally lies unconscious as her family tearfully watches over her and holds her hand. The devil is also in the details of the accompanying visual, which Lovato co-directed with Michael D. Ratner, who also helmed her four-part YouTube Originals docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil.
Listen to Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over in full and watch the “Dancing With the Devil” music video below.