On Thursday, Demi Lovato, the “Sorry, Not Sorry” singer, released a new track whereby she details her relapse following six years of being drug and alcohol-free. As you may know, Lovato has always been candid about both, mental health struggles, as well as addiction, and today, she shared the video of her latest track, “Sober,” to Twitter.
She wrote, “my truth,” in the caption. The lyrics of the singer’s song shows us a glimpse into her struggles with addiction, and how she’s managed to work through it across time.
Previously, Demi spoke about how she coped with the Met Gala in the previous year. The star said she had to leave the Gala to go to a meeting for those who struggle with addiction and other mental health issues.
As for her track, “Sober,” the 25-year-old singer said in lyrics that she is “sorry” to her mother, friends, and family because she is no longer sober. However, one has to ask: is the song metaphorical or is she talking about herself?
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 21, 2018
Lovato’s newest song comes after the release of her documentary, Simply Complicated, where she talks about her issues at length. And in the film, Tell Me How You Love Me, the Disney Channel alum admitted she tried doing cocaine for the very first time when she was 17 and “loved it” immediately.
Lovato said that her father, too, was an alcoholic and a drug addict, and it wreaked havoc on his life. However, she’s confident that she can make it out alive and break through the glass ceiling that’s keeping her down.
Regarding her father, Lovato said that her dad “chose that” – meaning, a life of drugs and alcohol – over a family. Lovato had to go to rehab when she was 18-years-old after she hit one of her backup dancers because he told on her for using Adderall.
Even after she got out, Demi would continue sneaking drugs on the airplane and doing them in bathrooms.
According to the entertainer, she would often speak to the media about being sobriety while high on drugs. And in 2012, she finally got clean and celebrated six years of clean living on Twitter.