Demi Lovato‘s eighth studio album HOLY FVCK is just three days away and the latest single ’29’ has been released.
The new song is, in Demi’s words, “a record about the wisdom that comes with age.” The lyrics are believed to be about her relationship with actor Wilmer Valderrama, when she was 17 and he was 29. “Finally 29, 17 would never cross my mind / Thought it was a teenage dream a fantasy, but it was yours it wasn’t mine”
Speaking with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, Demi spoke more about the track.
“When I turned 29, I remember I was on vacation and I just realized I’m 29 now, and it put things into perspective. It put everything into perspective. And I’m very careful with the way that I answer these questions because I feel like the song says it all. I don’t have to say too much, to be honest, but turning 29 was a huge eye opener for me. And then, going into treatment and having realizations led to my transformation, my release of the emotion that was put into this song. I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a ton of anxiety about putting out this song. I just said, ‘I have to go for this. I have to own my truth.’ Yeah. And I do still walk that line very finely. I’ve learned that sometimes saying less is more. And it’s taken me to 30 years old to maybe learn that, but here I am approaching the way that I express myself differently in front of the media because it’s okay to have boundaries.”
Demi treated fans to a live performance of the single, when she included it in the setlist during recent festival appearances. She’ll embark on the HOLY FVCK tour later this month, with dates across South and North America.
HOLY FVCK is set for release on 20th August, Demi’s 30th birthday.