‘ Quickly that little white line is a little glass pipeline,’ Demi Lovato hauntingly sings on her brand-new tune ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ a ballad about her 2018 relapse into drugs.
One week prior to Demi Lovato releases what might be her most personal, many intimate music task yet, the 28- year-old vocalist dropped the title track to both her album and her YouTube Originals docuseries. As expected, “Dancing With The Devil” is deeply tied to her near-fatal 2018 overdose and appears to be a play-by-play of how she slowly fell back after 6 years of sobriety in 2018.
,” Demi continues to sing on the haunting track, apparently a reflection of her state of mind at the time.
” It’s simply a little white line, I’ll be fine/ But soon that little white line is a little glass pipeline/ Tin foil solution, practically got the very best of me,” Demi continues to sing on the second verse of her brand-new song, describing how doing cocaine again gradually became a heroin dependency.
Demi ties this duration of her life entirely in the chorus, in which she sings, “I was dancing with the devil/ Out of control/ Nearly made it to heaven/ It was closer than you understand.” This, obviously, is a recommendation to the night she smoked heroin which– unbeknownst to Demi– was laced with artificial opioid fentanyl in July of2018 The Disney Channel alum’s former assistant Jordan Jackson discovered Demi unresponsive, and thankfully, Emergency medical technicians conserved Demi from what could’ve been a fatal overdose.
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” Dancing With The Devil” comes on the heels of the startling discoveries Demi shared in her YouTube Originals docuseries. The four-part Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil premiered on Mar. 23 and will conclude on April 6, four days after Demi drops the companion album, Dancing With The Devil– The Art of Starting Over
” If you listen to it track by track, if you follow the tracklisting, it’s sort of really like the non-official soundtrack to the documentary. Due to the fact that it truly does follow my life over the previous number of years,” Lovato said in a Clubhouse livestream on Mar. 15, per Range “When we went through the tracklisting and type of drawn up how it kind of coincided with my life’s story, it made sense to add the more emotional things in the start and after that transition into The Art of Starting Over“
Ahead of the song’s main release, Demi performed “Dancing With The Devil,” as well as “Anyone” and “I See You” at a screening of the docuseries at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Mar.22 “I have one more song I’ve never ever sang before on stage,” she included before sharing “Dancing With The Devil” with a live audience for the very first time.
” I’m going to simply rapidly off the top of my head say thank you to every single person who’s here tonight,” all the people who showed me all of the lessons that I required to learn to get to be the individual that I am today, and that includes all of the people that are no longer in my life for specific factors.