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Demi Lovato Says New Song 'Anyone' Was a Cry For Help Before Overdose

Demi Lovato Says New Song 'Anyone' Was a Cry For Help Before Overdose

Demi Lovato is reflecting on her upcoming song “Anyone,” which was recorded just days before her overdose last year.

The 27-year-old, who is set to debut the song at the Grammys, says that looking back on the lyrics, the song seemed to be cry for help.

“It’s only telling a fraction of my story, but it’s still a little bit, and it’s enough to kind of show the world where I’ve been…This song was written and recorded actually very shortly before everything happened. So I recorded the vocals for it four days before…The lyrics took on a totally different meaning,” Demi told Zane Lowe on New Music Daily on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

She continued, “At the time when I was recording it, I almost listened back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help. And you kind of listen back to it and you kind of think, how did nobody listened to this song and think, ‘Let’s help this girl.’ Because, and I even think that I was recording it in a state of mind where I felt like I was okay, but clearly I wasn’t. And I even listened back to it and I’m like, ‘Gosh, I wish I could go back in time and help that version of myself.’”

Demi added, “I feel like I was in denial, but then a part of me definitely knew what I was singing for. I was singing this song and I didn’t even realize that the lyrics were so heavy and emotional until after the fact. And that’s what kind of brings us to this moment is, I remember being in the hospital and listening to the song and it was about a week after I had been in the hospital and I was finally like awake, and I just remember hearing back the songs I had just recorded and thinking, ‘If there’s ever a moment where I get to come back from this, I want to sing this song.’”

Hear all that Demi had to say in the entire interview below…

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Photos: New Music Daily with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1
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