Demi Lovato dropped her sixth studio album on September 29th titled Tell Me You Love Me. I have enjoyed Lovato's albums though Confident fell short for me; it was merely because it never found its sound. That is not the case with her new album because Tell Me Your Love Me is her strongest both lyrically and musically. Lovato doesn't hold back at all as she pounds through the tracks that go from hard ballad to soft love song to pop radio hit. The album contains 12 new tracks along with an acoustic version of ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ which is magical but doesn’t lose the ferocity of the song’s message.
While Confident never felt like it found its sound because of the mismatched tracks, Tell Me You Love Me has a similar feel, but this time the lyrics tie everything together perfectly and you never feel like you’ve switched to a different CD. We’re going to do a track by track breakdown so that you can get a feel for each song.
A track by track breakdown
"Sorry Not Sorry" - The album opens with the lead single and it gets the message out there right from the start. She makes it very clear that she is not going to be pushed around by anyone or anything and the song makes us all feel just as inspired.
"Tell Me You Love Me" - The second track is a very different feel from the independent Lovato. She is usually singing about independence but in this strong ballad, she admits that sometimes a certain someone can make you complete.
"Sexy Dirty Love" - Lovato has been releasing more and more sexual songs as her career has evolved but this one is right up there with "Body Say" as a hit that we will be listening to for years to come.
"You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore" - According to interviews from the week leading up to the album’s release, this song is about getting over her drug addiction. Now that we know that we can definitely see it, but it’s relatable to any situation. Lovato’s vocals kill in this track.
"Daddy Issues" - She breaches new territory with this one because most songs involving her dad’s influence are about regret or longing, this one is about the benefits to your man if you’ve suffered from daddy issues. It’s hoppy and fun but could get lost among the other powerful tracks on this album.
"Ruin The Friendship" - Speculation among fans suggest this song is about Nick Jonas but Lovato is keeping her lips sealed. Either way, this one is sexy and it will get stuck in your head.
"Only Forever" - This album focuses on the future and the past but this song is a prime example. It teases her vocals over a strong R&B beat.
"Lonely" - This song is a mature track from Lovato. It reminds us of the fun "All Night Long" but with a grown-up sound and a much sexier set of lyrics. It also has a great verse from Lil Wayne to add to the vibe.
"Cry Baby" - Independence turning into a sobbing mess is what this song personifies. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful as Lovato slides up and down the vocal scales.
"Games" - This one brings back the sound of "Sorry Not Sorry" which makes a great circular transition to the beginning of the album as we near the end.
"Concentrate" - We finalize with two strong songs. This one starts with a great riff then Lovato tells a story about falling in love so hard even when she doesn’t want to. It’s about losing control in the best way possible.
"Hitchhiker" - This song closes out the album, aside from the bonuses, and it’s about losing control again, but at the same time letting the other party know that they are responsible for your heart because you can’t fight it.
We love it. This album is amazing.
Our final verdict is that Tell Me You Love Me is Demi Lovato’s best album to date, and you should definitely buy it or download it. You will not regret it. Each song is great in its own way and not one doesn’t belong on this standout work. If you’ve already listened, let me know your thoughts. What’s your favorite track? I couldn’t pick one.