Demi Lovato's "Stone Cold" Video Is Empowering

Demi Lovato is a force to be reckoned with, and she doesn't want anyone to forget it. Between her recent Internet dispute with Taylor Swift and her powerful new ballad, it's hard not to take her seriously. She's slowly proven that she will be a major player in the music industry for years to come, and her new music video for Lovato's single "Stone Cold" proves it. Not only are her vocals out of this world, but she's got a strong message for women. It's not hard to see that this video has a lot of powerful themes that prove Demi Lovato is a changed woman.

Unlike many stars who started out on Disney, Lovato didn't really have to do much to prove that she is an adult with some serious talent. From the time her career began, it was clear that this girl had a serious set of pipes. Regardless, over the years, she has gone from sweet Mitchie on Camp Rock to an edgier woman with a name to make for herself. In her newest music video, "Stone Cold," it's very clear on all fronts that, if you didn't already know, Lovato is here to stay. A few themes are very present throughout the entire video, and, by the end, one thing is clear: this is the new Demi Lovato.

1. Strength

She is back and stronger than ever. Not only does the video showcase that in full effect, but her vocals are insane. For Lovato, it's all about the music, and it shows 100 percent. She is focused on her art and is putting the work in to make it magnificent for all the fans.

2. Vulnerability

We have seen a much more open and vulnerable Lovato in the last few years, and that's just the way she wants it. Holding back and not being true to herself caused a lot of pain, so, from here on out, it's nothing but vulnerability and openness from Lovato.

3. Forgiveness

The lyrics of this song are very much about forgiving and being happy for the person who broke your heart, even if that happiness comes without you. She sings, "Stone cold, baby / God knows I tried to feel / Happy for you / Know that I am, even if I / Can't understand, I'll take the pain / Give me the truth, me and my heart. / We'll make it through / If happy is her, I'm happy for you." It might be painful, but new Demi Lovato knows you need to let go of old grudges.

4. Climbing Mountains Heals (Real Or Hypothetical)

Demi Lovato has had to overcome a lot of obstacles in the last few years, so she knows a thing or two about climbing the mountains in front of you. I love that she made this a present theme throughout the entire video. Showing that you can be vulnerable and cry in a tub, but never forget to tackle the mountain in front of you when you're done.

5. Crying Is Therapeutic

This is a lesson we all need to be reminded of on the daily. No matter what you're going through, letting out a few tears is good for the soul, as long as, when you're done, you get back up and handle it. Lovato makes a strong point of this in her video, and proves she is no longer holding back.

6. Always Get Back Up

I don't think there is any greater musician that has proved this time and time again than Demi Lovato. No matter how hard life knocks you down, the real test of character is when you can get back up.

7. Taking Risks Is Beautiful

Lovato took a risk by releasing a video where she isn't completely glammed up. To create a video that strips away all the high tech effects and just focuses on the vocals is pretty groundbreaking. The new Lovato is all about big risks.

8. Water Heals, Too

Sometimes you just need to wash off all the makeup and throw on an old sweater. The new Lovato is all about refreshing herself and proving that baring it all emotionally, or even physically, can be healing. This video proved that glamour isn't always the prettiest, and revealing the real you can be beneficial.

I loved the old Lovato as much as I love the new one. To me, she has always been an incredible role model. Not because she makes no mistakes, but because, when she does, she owns up to them and moves on with grace. This song is going to be a great piece for her that proves she has what it takes to be a classic.

Check out the full video below.

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