New Release: Demi Lovato - Skyscraper

February 27, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Finally this song has been released this week, here in the UK. I've been waiting for it for ages, and it's already climbing up the charts after just one day, I so hope it gets the charting position it clearly deserves, it is going to be Demi's biggest UK hit. Now all I'm waiting for is JoJo's "Disaster" (which has made UK music channels) and all will be good.

Demi Lovato first heightened my interest when I watched Camp Rock, and since then she's embarked on both a music and film career, I have been a fan of hers since then, and I have to admit, this song seems so personal to her that you know she means every single word. She has been in rehab lately, and has just become well enough to continue with her career. She has decided to take it easy, and so therefore has decided to focus solely on her musical career until she feels ready to branch out into film again. Her personal battles is probably what connected this song to her and that's why it's amazing to listen to, you can definitely feel her hurt.

The song was written by Toby Gad, Kerli Kõiv and Lindy Robbins. Toby and Lindy are pretty well known songwriters with a lot of credits behind them. Kerli is a Estonian artist and is trying to become international, and doing a pretty good job of it so far. What surprised me is that Demi Lovato hadn't had any input with the lyrics, however she obviously gained a strong emotional link with the song as I doubt many other artists can pull off the passion in which Demi Lovato does with this song.

The music video is stripped back, but oh so emotionally raw, every time I watch it I get goosebumps as you can tell she means every single word she's singing. Apparently the recording was before she went to rehab, and when she recorded it, it meant so much to her that she felt personally connected, and after rehab, she rerecorded it and it didn't feel as empowering, so they kept the original. Jordin Sparks provides backing vocals (apparently, it's possible she originally recorded it but it didn't make the final cut, luckily). Demi Lovato was perfect for this song.

The video takes place in the middle of Bonneville Salt Flats desert, in Utah, US. it's the perfect place for her, and I really like the heart shape in the box that gets smashed and the walking on glass and the black fabric. The sun suggests she's seen the light at the end of the tunnel and it's right there with her, so it's just perfect.

This song and it's music video shows how strong of an artist she has become and you can tell she's over all her problems, and she's ready to be that last skyscraper in the apocalypse. She is over her problems now and we can all see that, and I just have this feeling she is going to be stronger than she ever has.

The song and the music video is extremely emotional. It's rare for me to come across a song so emotional, there are only a few that makes me feel this way, none of those have released the song as a single, let alone done a music video for it, and I think this is why this one is very special. I know not a lot of people will agree with this rating, and I totally understand their reasons, but for me, this is a magical music video, I never thought I'd give this rating to a performance-based music video but this clearly deserves it.
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