Demi Lovato soars vocally in ‘Tell Me You Love Me’

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Lovatics rejoice everywhere! It appears that Demi Lovato has stopped the teasing and finally shared with the world that she is going to release a new album. While the name of the album is a mouthful, hopefully the album is better than the name.

The promotional single she released for the album’s pre-order is “Tell Me You Love Me.” It’s the closest thing that we will get to Demi taking us to church and single the gospel for us.  The reminds me of something that you would hear at a church. It has that feel to it. The song is also straight fire. The horns in the start of the song is everything. Her vocals are also things that dreams are made of.  They aren’t in your face but still make you go “OMG” because they are that good. It continues the genre switch that Demi did in the first single “Sorry Not Sorry.” Demi’s voice is made for this R&B/Pop hybrid genre she’’s doing. While I will miss Rock Demi, It’s nice to see her improving and changing her sound.

The lyrics are average as they could be better. They tell a story but the chorus just lacks throughout the whole song. It also sounds a lot like “Confident.” It’s mainly in the horns that start at the beginning of the song and throughout it. Not sure if it’s just  coincidence or if this song is the sequel song. It just something I noticed right off of the bat and I kept thinking about that song.

“Tell Me You Love” is a gospel song from the Church of Demi Lovato and it’s everthing. It’s good besides the lyrics and the fact that it sounds too similar to “Confident.” I do want to hear the rest of the album because of this song. I will try if there’s horns in another song because while you can never have too much cowbell, you can have too much horns. You can pre-order her new album of the same name now.

”Tell Me You Love Me” wil be released on September 29th.
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Single Review: “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato

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Lovatics rejoice as their queen has come back. Demi Lovato released her newest single to the world today and boy, it’s a Demi Lovato single.

“Sorry Not Sorry” is pretty much a fuck you anthem. It has an R&B feel to it that isn’t like any other Demi Lovato song that she has put out. She has given us rock, pop, ballads, and now she has tapped into the soulful R&B. It fits her voice extremely well, especially with the way she has used it for “Sorry Not Sorry.”

The song itself is extremely catchy and just slay with its lyrics. Every time I listen to it, It reminds me of Ariana Grande’s “The Way.” It sounds like certain parts of it. It something that you can easily hear at parts of it and you can also hear it subtly underneath. It doesn’t really hurt the song but it really doesn’t help it. It just made me think of that song while I was listening to “Sorry Not Sorry.” I think they could have still used/sample that song but done it in a different way that wouldn’t make me think of Ariana Grande.

“Sorry Not Sorry” is a great song but it’s just not up to Demi Lovato’s usual banger status. It’s not a “Cool for the Summer” but yet it’s not as bad as “Who’s that Boy.” I think the music video will help make it amazing as long as it isn’t something bad or stupid.

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Rating: 3 out of 5

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Video Review: ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ by Shawn Mendes

 

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It’s finally here! Shawn Mendes finally gave us the video for his new single from “Illumniate.”

The video for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is an extremely simple one.  The video follows Shawn and his love interest as they explore Paris just be adorable. This comes in between shots of Shawn performing the song. That’s pretty much the entire video. The video fits the song well since it’s a love song about a relationship.

The shots are rather good and really shows how much thought it was put into creating it and editing it. My favorite shots are when he’s performing on stage because they are rather cool, especially the shots where it pans behind him to show the crowd. The only issue with the video is that it’s a little too simple. While you can see the effort and the thought in the cinematography, the concept for it seems like they forgot that they didn’t release a video for the single, which came out in April.

I would have liked a little more depth to the video just like all the past music videos that Shawn have released. I’m a fan of videos like this, and it totally works, just kind of leaves you wanting more. I’m glad they gave “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” a video because it was a great song that deserved not to be a song that was only released just to hype the upcoming tour. But releasing the video two months after release, makes it come across as a promotional song. Which is fine, but then that gets into another issues with the video being a form of promotion. Short version: it doesn’t make you want to buy tickets.

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” video is a good video and does it job of being an extension of single. It could have had a little bit more to it, but I liked the video and enjoyed the shots of him performing. It’s an average music video.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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Single Review: ‘Remember I Told You’ by Nick Jonas

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Suprise! There’s a new Nick Jonas song and like it’s release, it something that’s unexpected. It’s always a good thing when there’s a new song from the golden Jonas.

“Remember I Told You” is a collab between Nick, Mike Posner, and Anne-Marie. She’s a British singer and songwriter in case you were like me and have no fucking clue who she was. The song follows the style that Nick has done on his previous albums “Nick Jonas” and “Last Year was Complicated.” The arrangement is rather good as you can groove to it and not overpowering. It’s a smooth R&B song that lets you get down without breaking a huge ass sweat.

The lyrics are good as they tell a story in the usual fashion. In case you couldn’t tell, this song definitely uses the Nick Jonas formula. The lyrics talk about thinking someone is the one but then having your heart crushed because they weren’t. Nick Jonas is good with the love song and lyrically, he continues to prove it. The fact that Nick and Anne-Marie have a singing conversation with the lyrics during her verse, just adds to the depth of the song.  It really makes it seem more legit and real.

The leaves you wanting more. It feels too short and it’s not a short song. I wanted to continue on with more of Nick because there wasn’t enough of him and he’s the main person on the song. There’s also too many people on the song. I get what they are trying to do with Nick and Anne-Marie but having a Mike rap is just too much. It just takes away from the song. The Nick and Anne-Marie parts just flow so well that when it comes to Mike’s part, it just like “who’s this?” I think that has a lot to contribute on why the song just feels short. Each “turn” is just too short and it hurts the overall song. It feels rushed and incomplete.

“Remember I Told You” is a Nick Jonas song that sounds like a Nick Jonas but doesn’t stack up to be a Nick Jonas song. The premise, lyrics, and arrangement are good but it’s the execution is where the song is a struggle. There are too many artists on the song and it makes you want more because of how short everyone is featured on the song.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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