Demi Lovato pulled an All Time Low and released her single, "Heart Attack," a week early than originally planned (March 4th 2013). I saw my friend, Luis, post about it and nearly died and couldn't wait to give it a listen, and I have to say, I'm digging it.
The song's lyrics speak of being afraid to fall in love, feeling insecure when attracted to someone, giving us the impulse to put up walls to protect ourselves, which is a common feeling relatable to many people. As far as the sound goes, I went through her past albums to see if I could hear some similarities, but there isn't something that can match this single's sound. In my opinion, the song, overall, embodies and showcases different sounds compiled into one: electronic, acoustic, and slow pop (if that makes sense). The first few seconds kind of worried me because it seemed so random, but the rest of the song redeems itself. I admire Demi for branching out to new types of sounds with each album, and it make me excited to hear the rest of the anticipated album.
Maybe it's the inner-Demi in me, but I'm ready to learn the lyrics and melodies so I can jam to this when it hits radio and local karaoke joints. The melodies in "Heart Attack" are easy to learn - listening to the song several times will get you singing along. No matter how much the music's sound changes, her vocal performance never ceases to amaze me and her fans. Even with songs that I doubt any vocal range can be shown off in, she manages to prove me wrong. As always, Demi continues to deliver with her amazing vocals, and that's the best part of her music.
"Heart Attack" is available on iTunes, so go get it!