Every teen popstar who stays in the business long enough eventually comes out with an album which is “The Album”. This album means I am no longer a teen idol, now I am a serious grownup musician . Confident was that album for Demi Lovato. An album which tackled the artist’s own demons with some strong vocals. Demi is an artist who has always shown potential when it came to singing but even then I always felt something was missing in her songs. After listening to Confident I realized what it was, that girl is made to sing anthems about real issues not some basic pop songs that just about everyone can sing.
Released in 2015, 11 tracks, 39 min
Living with Bi-Polar disorder is a daily struggle, and often an hourly one. When I have felt truly at my wits’ end, and burnt all my bridges, I often had no choice but to take solace in a dark room with my music and a nice soft pillow. During those times, Demi Lovato was there for me, not just for the amazing music, on an album like Confident, but because she has for all of these years gone through exactly what I have gone through. I have dreams and aspirations just like you. It’s just that there is a cloud that impedes my vision, and weights that drag me down, yet these very weights can turn into balloons and allow me to float. It really depends on seeing others, like Demi, who struggle yet still persevere to accomplish so much, which adds helium to my soul.
Segueing from most of the Synth Pop and Bubblegum Pop on album Demi, Demi Lovato exudes confidence on the album Confident with impressive vocal deliveries, whether she is belting out some Gospel caliber performance, or getting urban with sing-talk cadences, and the proof seems to have been in the pudding, because the album was popular, and she foretold all of this in a statement made around its release; “I've never been so sure of myself as an artist when it comes down to confidence, but not only personal things, but exactly what I want my sound to be and what I know I'm capable of and this album will give me the opportunity to show people what I can really do." This apparently correlated with the positive fan response, as the album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, supported by a successful Future Now Tour with Nick Jonas, her long time friend and collaborator. Now, I am not the hugest Pop fan, and while I recognized that Lovato at the time was a pretty outstanding voice compared to her peers, I was only impressed with several of her actual tracks then, and my opinions have not changed much on a recent full album listen. It’s audio ranges from motivational Dance Pop, to some Synth Pop, and several joints in the categories of R&B, Soul, Gospel, Hip Hop and Pop Rock. A tall stylistic order, but a good portion of it is either too similar to the competition, or aimless in its songwriting, which should be laid at the feet’s of a hell of a lot of cooks in the kitchen, with a shortlist of writers including Julia Michaels, Steve Mac, Laleh Pourkarim, and Ryan Tedder. Writer-producer Max Martin seems to have made the most indelible contribution, thanks to his involvement on the two biggest critical and creative hits; both “Confident” and the genius jam “Cool for the Summer.”
Official Music Videos
Featuring Version Videos
Remix Version Videos
- Jan 01, 2015
- Teen Pop
- MXM Studios (Los Angeles), Wolf Cousins Studios (Stockholm)
"Confident" is a song by American singer Demi Lovato. It serves as the second single from her fifth studio album of the same name (2015). The song was released on September 18, 2015, by Hollywood and Island Records for download on digital retail sites such as Amazon.com. Lovato co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha and its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. Commercially, it reached the top 30 in Canada, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Scotland, and the United States. The song has sold over 1.1 million digital download in the United States and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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