Demi Lovato has opened up recently about her long struggle with depression, eating disorders and self-mutilation, which all came to a head when the former Disney star checked herself into a Chicago area rehabilitation center last year. Lovato was released in January and since then has thrown herself into her music.
Her first new single since her rehab stay is called "Skyscraper" and it came out earlier this week. She told E! News that she actually recorded two versions—one when she was still struggling to get a handle on her depression and another when she came out of treatment—but, she decided to keep the first.
"It just didn't feel the same, so we kept the original one. For me it was ... so symbolic, it being the song I recorded before treatment and yet it was providing a message," explains Lovato. "It's so crazy the way things played out, that it ended up being my symbol and it represented what I'm trying to spread the word about: getting help and rising above any issues that [I and] my fans are dealing with."
We're totally loving this song and the message it sends is so relevant to what Demi went through, it's hard not to be touched when listening to her raspy vocals belt out the empowering lyrics. We're not the only ones loving the new song; it has already reached the #1 spot on iTunes! Tons of celebs have taken to their Twitter accounts to praise the young singer, including Selena Gomez, who posted: “SO, SO proud of @ddlovato #skyscraper Incredible, beautiful and so inspiring.”
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