Demi Lovato Reveals 'Confident' Track List & Let’s Analyze The Song Titles
On Wednesday, Lovatics were glued to their Twitter time lines as the track list for Demi Lovato's new album, Confident , was gradually revealed. Ryan Seacrest, Kim Kardashian, Nick Jonas, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Lambert, and more helped the 23-year-old singer break the news by tweeting song titles throughout the day — it was like a pop music scavenger hunt! When all 13 tracks had been revealed, Lovato announced that Confident premieres on Oct. 16. (She also debuted the LP's cover artwork, which is absolutely stunning.) I have to say, I’m pretty excited about this release.
So, we're a little less than two months away from hearing Confident, which means we have plenty of time to pore over its track list and try to determine what each song is about. The lyrics to the two tunes we've heard so far — "Cool for the Summer" and the title track — seem to suggest that Lovato has a badass new outlook on life: don't worry about what other people think, focus on doing what makes you happy. I have a hunch her new 'tude will be reflected throughout the upcoming project. I can’t wait.
So, without further ado, let's analyze the song titles on Demi Lovato's Confident track list:
If you haven't heard "Confident" yet, you need to check it out. It's a high-energy tune with a great message. I love it.
#2. "Cool For The Summer"
You're probably already familiar with "Cool for the Summer." (If not, give it a listen above.) I really dig its retro '80s vibe.
#3. "Old Ways"
After kicking off the album with two up-tempo tracks, I suspect Lovato might slow things down a bit with "Old Ways." Perhaps it's a ballad about falling back into bad habits (romantically or otherwise).
#4. "For You"
I'm sensing that "For You" is a fun and flirty ditty inspired by Lovato's boyfriend, actor Wilmer Valderrama.
#5. "Stone Cold"
"Stone Cold" is either a tribute to WWE wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin or a breakup song about a person whose heart is made of ice.... one of the two. (Just kidding, just kidding.)
#6. "Kingdom Come" (Feat. Iggy Azalea)
Something tells me "Kingdom Come" is a dark tune about the challenges that often come with living in the spotlight.
#7. "Waitin' For You" (Feat. Sirah)
"Waitin' For You" has an "explicit" tag on iTunes, so I'm going to guess it's a sexy bedroom jam, complete with a risqué hook. (Sirah is a rapper, by the way. She's probably best known for her 2011 collaboration with EDM producer Skrillex, "Bangarang.")
"Wildfire" has to be about someone's love setting Lovato's heart ablaze, right?
Speaking of hearts, Lovato sure likes to record songs with the word "heart" in the title, huh? I have a feeling "Lionheart" is a sweeping empowerment anthem, similar to "Never Been Hurt" from Demi.
I hope "Yes" is a cover of German dance queen Amber's 2002 track of the same name. (I don't sincerely hope this... but it would be pretty hilarious.)
Lovato has sung about her strained relationship with her biological dad, Patrick Lovato, a couple of times before ("Shouldn't Come Back," "For the Love of a Daughter"). Sadly, he passed away in June 2013. Maybe "Father" is dedicated to his memory.
With a name like "Stars," it's gotta be a love song.
#13. "Mr. Hughes"
As Idolator points out, Lovato told Teen.com in a March 2012 interview that her first love was a guy named Scott Hughes whom she met when she was just 13 years old. "He was on the varsity football team at the high school I would have gone to," she explained. Is "Mr. Hughes" dedicated to this fella from her past? It's certainly possible.
You can pre-order Confident on Lovato's official website now.
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