Tell Me You Love Me – Demi Lovato album review

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She’s an advocate for mental health.
She champions making music that lifts people up and helps boost their confidence.
She creates anthems encouraging people to love and celebrate themselves.
So tell me you love Demi Lovato.
Her latest album, Tell Me You Love Me, combines anthems and genre crossovers with pop music into a sound that fans will recognize  as Demi Lovato’s style.
Here’s a track-by-track guide to Tell Me You Love Me:
(1.) Sorry Not Sorry
Sorry, Not Sorry, the album’s first track, released as a single prior to the album release is a powerhouse anthem.
For good reason.
The first verse opens with beautiful narrative, setting the tone. “I’m back on top. And Epic.”

Now I’m out here looking like revenge
Feelin’ like a ten, the best I ever been
And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt
To see me like this, but it gets worse (wait a minute)
Now you’re out here looking like regret
Ain’t too proud to beg, second chance you’ll never get
And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt to see me like this
But it gets worse (wait a minute)
 
And the chorus?
Full-blown powerhouse Demi Lovato.
 
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Being so bad got me feelin’ so good
Showing you up like I knew that I would
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Baby, I’m sorry (I’m not sorry)
Feeling inspired ’cause the tables have turned
Yeah, I’m on fire and I know that it burns.
The imagery and rhyme together are part of what make this song a hit.
(2.) Tell Me You Love Me
Tell Me You Love Me, the album’s title tracks opens like anthem similar to Confident – both songs are the same key. The chorus is catchy and confident. Great jam.
(3.) Sexy, Dirty Love
Urban beat.
The pre-chorus does a great job lyrically in using imperfect rhyme.
You’re my new obsession
Let go of any hesitation
Baby, be my new addiction
Intoxicate me gently with your loving.
(4.) You Don’t Do It for Me Anymore
Ballad. The bridge features strings. And big glorious vocals. Epic ballads backed with strings? That is so Demi. She’s created a signature sound through certain songwriting and singing styles.
(5.) Daddy Issues
This song starts simple and quiet, and builds up with bass and guitars. Rock-ish vibe.
(6.) Ruin the Friendship
Ruin the Friendship fuses pop with jazz. Sultry brass instruments back Demi up in the chorus, with backup vocals. Stylistically, I haven’t heard this kind of approach used in pop music often. Creative way to fuse two genres together.
(7.) Only Forever
Opens with a slow and jarring chord progression. The chorus is simple, repeating the lyrics, “only forever”. And this simplicity is what makes this song so beautiful.
(8.) Lonely
The word “lonely” is stretched out over a number of notes (the music term for this is called melisma). Beautiful slow jam that illustrates just how much fun you can have with one word.
(9.) Cry Baby
(10.) Games
Games is one of the catchiest numbers on the album.
Minor key.
(11.) Concentrate
Upbeat. Catchy. The chorus is memorable in repeating the lyric “concentrate” – but the most lyrical and poetic part of the song?
First verse:
Boy, you got me feeling so weak
Your ocean was drowning me, arms wrapped around me
Now I’m getting in too deep.
(12.) Hitchhiker
Hitchhiker uses bass and drum beats to illustrate what sounds like a journey of hitchhiking. Beautiful way to use imagery.
(13.) Instruction – Jax Jones (feat. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don)
Hip hop-esque track. Demi’s vocals hit the pitches – the song sounds like a rap.
Demi’s refrain has fun rhymes.
Some say I’m bossy ’cause I am the boss
Buy anything, I don’t care what it cost
Stacked like casino, Armani, Moschino
If you’re the supreme then I’m Diana Ross.
The message?
Own life like a boss.
(14.) Sorry Not Sorry (Acoustic)
Sorry Not Sorry in stripped down simplicity is beautiful as an acoustic number.
(15.) No Promises – Cheat Codes (feat. Demi Lovato) [Acoustic]
Okay, so I’ve been addicted to this song ever since Demi released it as a single with Cheat Codes.
Acoustic guitar.
Running melody backing the vocals.
Stripped down, you realize just how beautiful this melody is.
Get the latest from Demi Lovato.
The latest album from this established and respected woman in music showcases her creativity in music, and passion for inspiring listeners.
You’ll fall in love with each track.
And abuse the replay button.
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