SKIN OF MY TEETH
CITY OF ANGELS
4 EVER 4 ME
Through her trials and tribulations, American singer Demi Lovato, has come out the other side rejuvenated and empowered. Her record Holy Fvck is a blessing for the songwriter too, as she has committed herself to the cause, though she still feels the impulses that come with addiction.
We all have our habits. The world has become such a fast-paced, unsteady platform and it’s hard to navigate through all the rubble and toxicity. Lovato strikes hard and tells all in her lyrical forays. She’s able, there’s no doubting that, although she’s still showing fragility at moments.
The album showcases Lovato’s purposeful vocals and her range is admirable. The creativity shown in her wordplay also staggers and surprises, as she has certainly upped her creative output.
Poppy undercurrents do stream under the bashful, rock infused tracks though. And Lovato sings with strong vigour at all times, never letting her guard down. This newly found energy can only be good though, as through it all, Lovato still hurts.
‘Skin Of My Teeth’ is an insightful, though raw, track which focuses on Lovato’s addiction. The fury is frantic, and the instrumentals add needed raucousness.
’29’ is less frantic by comparison, but it still ripples with personality and desire. Lovato uses her voice here perfectly, and the riff is a prominent feature.
‘City Of Angels’ is a straight-in-your-face rock song. The riffs support Lovato’s commanding vocals, and she doesn’t hold back the jeers. She’s angry, and this song only elevates her stylish persona.
‘Wasted’ tackles addiction. Lovato sings about the strain of withdrawals, and the bad notions. The snappy riff brings everything together, and the story can be unnerving.
Demi Lovato tries to break from her past and does so to a certain extent. It must have been difficult to write this record, but Lovato has done a decent job of that with her latest release, Holy Fvck.
Verdict - 7/10