Walking alone on broken glass scattered in an empty desert, the former 'Sonny with a Chance' actress is stronger than ever at the end of it.
Demi Lovato has premiered a music video for "Skyscraper", her comeback single post rehab. The clip sees her singing her heart out in a white outfit while fearlessly walking on broken glass scattered on the sandy road of an empty desert during one bright day. As everything around her is breaking into pieces, she remains standing tall.
"There were so many things that represented my addictions and eating disorders and self-harm. When I'm unraveling this black fabric...It was the toxicity took over my mind for so long, that oozed out of every pore that I had because I was suffering inside," she said, "I'm taking it off and walking on broken glass and powering through it."
Talking about what she tries to convey in the song, she stated it was her cry for help and attempt to show what she has been through those months she spent in rehab. "Because I hadn't spoken to anyone about these issues," she explained. "And I hadn't gotten the help that I needed."
"Skyscraper" was released for digital download on July 12, and soared to No. 1 on the digital song chart just in a matter of hours. It additionally got positive responses from fellow celebrities like Pete Wentz, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and one of the Kardashian sisters.
Pete wrote on his Twitter, "Amazing when people put themselves into their art completely #np skyscraper by @ddlovato." Katy tweeted on her own page, "The new song Skyscraper by @ddlovato is pure perfection. Her voice is one of the BEST undiscovered beauties. Can't wait for the full record."
Selena also sent Demi a supportive message, "SO, SO proud of @ddlovato #skyscraper Incredible, beautiful and so inspiring." Ashley dished on how she's "Loving @ddlovato new song #skyscraper." She reasoned, "Her voice is absolutely amazing." Kelly sang her praise, "cool song and her voice sounds rad!"
Jordin told her followers to "Go grab #Skyscraper by @ddlovato." She furthermore noted, "GIRL you KILLED that! Thanks for keeping my bgvs on it! You're gonna change hearts w/ this song!" Kim Kardashian sent some love as well, "I am so excited to download @ddlovato new song #SKYSCRAPER! It's out tonight! EVERYONE MUST DOWNLOAD IT!!! So proud of u Dem!"
Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper" music video