Is Demi Lovato's 'Father' The Most Emotional Song She's Ever Written?
This isn't the first track about Demi's biological father...
Demi Lovato dropped her new album on Friday (October 16), and we've had it on repeat ever since.
Confident is the songstress' fifth studio album and one track that really stands out and tugs at our heartstrings is 'Father'.
This isn't the first time that Demi has written about her biological father, Patrick Lovato.
In 2011, the then 19-year-old penned a track called 'For The Love Of A Daughter' on her third studio album Unbroken. The track is a raw powerhouse ballad laced with angst that sheds light on her dad's alcoholism, and the toll it took on her.
Demi's parents split when she was two years old and she was thereafter raised by her mother, Dianna De La Garza, and her stepfather, Eddie De La Garza. She admitted in 2009 that she hadn't spoken to her real father in two years because he had "let [her] down so many times."
Now the 23-year-old has addressed her relationship with her dad again in new track, 'Father'. This time the circumstances and vibe of the track are very different as she sings about saying goodbye to him - Patrick passed away in 2013 at age 54 after battling cancer.
So, after two years without him, Confident's closing track is the most emotional on the album and perhaps in her whole discography:
The ballad feels therapeutical and this is evident through Demi's emotional vocals. The lyrics have an element of closure, for example: "I hope heaven will give you a second chance."
Demi Lovato's fifth studio album Confident is out now.