Back with a rolling rock edge and wailing guitars, Demi Lovato have undergone yet another development for their eighth studio album, Holy Fvck. The Grammy-nominated Disney alum’s new record marks a marked shift in image and sound from their 2021 breakout album – Dance with the devil… The art of starting over.
Led by the singles “Skin of My Teeth”, “Substance” and “29”, Holy Fvck arriving approximately seven months after Demi first teased a “funeral” for her pop music on Instagram. While both “Skin” and “Substance” failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100, the songs made waves on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs Chart, peaking at No. 13 and No. 37, respectively. Released as a promotional single just two days before the album’s release (August 17), “29” quickly resonated with fans worldwide with its cautious articulation of care in couple relationships.
Holy Fvck features collaborations with Royal & the Serpent, YOUNG BLOOD, and Dead Sara, as well as writing and production credits from Warren “Oak” Felder, Michael Pollack, and Lovato herself. Like the sound of the album’s singles, Holy Fvck is a departure from the pop sheen of hers Tell me you love me days.
In an interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, Demi explained: “One influence that really changed where I wanted to go in terms of music was Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Since you’ve been gone.’ It was a monster record. And I saw the transformation of her as an artist going from R&B soul pop to pop rock. And I thought, wait, this is what I want to do.”
Each of Demi Lovato‘s albums have reached the top 5 on the Billboard 200 including 2009’s No. 1 peaking Here we go again. On the Billboard Hot 100, they have had four top 10 hits, including “Sorry Not Sorry” (No. 6) and “Skyscraper” (No. 10).
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