Demi Lovato officially released the second single, "Confident," from her new album by the same name during an interview with Pete Wentz on Apple Music's Beats 1 show last night (Sept. 17) and debuted a new sexy look on the cover to match. The sexed-up album artwork for this latest single pictures the starlet in a slick black halter and leather miniskirt with fire-engine red nails and lips.
After "Confident" leaked last summer, it was clear that Lovato would have to do something special with the official release for a big splash. Confident will be her fifth studio LP and it will drop early next month (Oct. 16). The single is only available to fans who pre-order Confident on iTunes or are Spotify Premium subscribers.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) September 17, 2015
The new track is certainly a 180 from the troubled former child-star of a few years ago and is empowering musically. ("What's wrong with being confident?") Lovato sings on repeat over a simplistic and poppy drum section. Both of the new singles from her upcoming album would definitely fall into the fan favorite, pop-infused rock category, but the rest of the album will be much heavier with a soul and Motown influence. Entertainment Weekly reported that one song is even influenced by her late father, Patrick Lovato.
"It's extremely raw," she told EW, "But I definitely had some closure with that song."
She's released this one nearly three months after "Cool For the Summer" (which was produced by Max Martin) dropped and was in the running for song of the summer with lyrics like ("Got a taste for the cherry / I just need to take a bite"). Lovato revealed her new album's track list on Twitter three weeks ago.
Around the time "Cool For the Summer" dropped, the 23-year-old pop-star told MTV News, "For this album, I'm making music that feels right to me. This time around, I was able to explore different sounds, and hone in on something that I'm really proud of. I'm inspired by something every day so those experiences will definitely be reflected on my next album."