On Self Titled Album ‘Demi’, Demi Lovato Hits Her Pop Stride Over Superior Beats
I might be a bit of a grump when it comes to Pop music, bored to tears over the clichés and copycat nature of this particular genre, yet I am willing to admit when an artist’s sound improves from album to album, and in the case of Demi Lovato, I feel Demi is a great case of this happening, showing a talented singer starting out as a Pop Punker, de-evolving somewhat at her first stab as full fledged Pop diva on Unbroken, and then improving her style by ditching most of the terrible styles plaguing her melodies there while incorporating a bit of that Pop Punk spirit which she was already beloved for. 2013 was a huge year for Lovato – and she seemed to achieve what she was after – a seat at the table of big acts like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, plus she had huge Demi singles playing like crazy on the airwaves, such as “Heart Attack” and “Neon Lights”, though as big as these were, none were huger than a single on a soundtrack of a little ol’ movie called Frozen. You might have seen the movie, and if you did, you might have heard of its biggest song “Let It Go.” All of these were inescapable tracks – and while I didn’t dig them all that much, as it’s not my scene, I can certainly hear their blueprints for success. Taken as a whole, this album is definitely as good as anything from Perry or Swift – and I will always stick up for the fact that while Lovato might continue getting bronze medals, she is absolutely the superior vocalist on the podium, and besides, her fans, lovingly referred to as Lovatics, will always consider her the first place gold medalist.