Demi Lovato: ‘I Cried My Eyes Out’ Recording New Single
Today saw the release of her emotional new single, “Skyscraper.” She told Ryan Seacrest she actually first heard and recorded the song over a year ago, before her troubles became public.
“As the world knows, I kind of went through a bunch this last year,” she said on his radio show this morning.
Demi made headlines when she left her hit Disney show Sonny with a Chance and entered an in-patient treatment center for bipolar disorder. Now she’s triumphantly returning with the comeback track “Skyscraper.”
When she recorded the song, she says, “I just sat there and I just cried my eyes out…doubled over in emotion.” At the time, nobody really knew what she was going through — and the raw emotions can be heard on the song.
Eventually, it all came to a boil. “It got to a point where I was lying,” she said. “To everyone; my managers, the people I was working with.”
She was hiding the truth about “eating and being happy,” she confessed. Living in image-focused Los Angeles didn’t help her situation either. “There’s a lot of pressure, I feel like I live in a city where no woman eats,” she added with a hearty laugh.
“It was the elephant in the room,” Demi said. “Everybody wanted to say something, but nobody knew how to approach it. It was affecting every aspect of my life. I was being cranky, I was irritable, I was not pleasant to work with. I became like a little brat — I had so much growing up to do. I wasn’t trying to be that way, but I just had so much going on in my head … I ended up doing things that I regret to this day”
As for the song, she says, “It’s about rising above those issues … it’s going to be okay, no matter how hard your rock bottom is, you can rise above it and you can come back.”
She even got a tattoo that says “Stay Strong” on her wrist that covers scars she has from cutting.
“It was very symbolic for me to be able to cover that up and replace it with something else that’s permanent that I’ll never be able to forget,” she said.
Buy “Skyscraper” on iTunes.