A confident hit

A confident hit

Music Review

A confident hit

Confident
Demi Lovato
Safehouse/ iTunes, Rs 15 per track

Demi Lovato has been making waves since 2002 when, along with pal Selena Gomez, she starred in the hit TV show for kids, Barney and Friends. Six years later, Demi released her debut album Don’t Forget which had hits like “La La Land” and “On The Line.” Confidence is the fifth album of this talented singer-actor.

Lovato oozes confidence with the very first song “Confident” — an out and out motivational song (So you say I’m complicated/ That I must be outta my mind/ But you’ve had me underrated....What’s wrong with being confident?). “Cool for the Summer” is a perfect party song. The tune of the melody and the tone of the lyrics are about being carefree and doing what you want to do.

“Old Ways” is a song about leaving the past behind and moving on for the better. Demi, who has checked herself in a rehab for substance abuse, asserts, “I’m not in the same place that I was/But if somebody tells me I’ll go back to my old ways, I’m gonna say no way.” Compared to the intensity of the first three songs, “For You” has a slow and soft start but progresses to an energetic, high notes chorus. “Stone Cold” demonstrates the vocal prowess and range of Demi. This ballad on a break-up has the potential to be nominated for a Grammy.

“Kingdom come” has offbeat vocals by Demi. It also features rapper Iggy Azalea, but she does not enhance the track in any way. Perhaps it would have been a better track without Azalea. On the contrary, rapper Sirah, who features on “Waitin for you”, adds a nice touch. “Wildfire” is a mid-tempo track with Demi demonstrating a range of voices.

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