DEMI LOVATO’S PERSONAL NEW SINGLE “29” FROM HER ALBUM “HOLY FVCK”
Demi Lovato has given us another single off her new album Holy Fvck on August 19 and debut “29” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “29” is the song where Demi opens up about a romantic relationship between a 29 year old and a 17 year old. Speculations have circled that this song is all about Demi’s past relationship with ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. They dated for six years and this song dives into how Demi feels about it many years later as a 29 year old (now 30, happy belated birthday angel!). The Grammy nominated superstar expressed in an interview the anxiety she had releasing this song but she just wanted to tell her truth. She just went for it and the song says it all.
“I feel like the song says it all. I don’t have to say too much, to be honest, but turning 29 was a huge eye opener for me. And then, going into treatment and having realizations led to my transformation, my release of the emotion that was put into this song.”
Demi Lovato on “29”
The lyrics in this song are very easy to interpret. Demi expresses that the 29 year old is the teacher while the 17 year old is the student. Makes sense in the context that someone older would be able to show someone younger the ways of the world. The song even goes on to say that Demi was too young to even drink wine and goes on to talk about what is considered consensual. “29” is packed with raw emotion and first hand experience. Demi really self-reflects that at the time it felt like a fantasy but was that really what she wanted or her partner?
She talks about how at 29 she is funny just like how that person was when they were that age. However, Demi sings that at 29, 17 would never cross her mind. As an artist, Demi has always been open about her life and how it plays a role in certain situations. In the fourth verse after the chorus, she goes on to express her “daddy issues” and how it just made sense as to why she felt that this relationship was right for her. Demi now talks about knowing better and still viewing this past boo as a collector. Throwing shade that they are still going after women that are much younger. Demetria is not amused by this. Check out the lyric video here.
Aside from the incredible and honest lyrics, Demi’s vocals always shine. She is such a powerhouse and this is one the softer songs off her new album. Even saying that, Demi still packs a punch with the melody, the way her emotion carries throughout the entire track. Truly an amazing song that perfectly captures self-reflection and growth.
Check out the rest of Holy Fvck down below!
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HOLY FVCK TOUR SOUTH AMERICA DATES:
Tue Aug 30 – São Paulo, Brazil – Espaço das Américas
Wed Aug 31 – São Paulo, Brazil – Espaço das Américas
Fri Sep 02 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Esplanada do Mineirão
Sun Sep 04 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio (FESTIVAL)
Wed Sep 07 – Bogotá, Colombia – Movistar Arena
Fri Sep 09 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Movistar Arena
Tue Sep 13 – Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
HOLY FVCK TOUR NORTH AMERICA DATES:
Thu Sep 22 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento *
Fri Sep 23 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino *
Sun Sep 25 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds *
Tue Sep 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic * \
Wed Sep 28 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater ^
Fri Sep 30 – Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas ^
Mon Oct 03 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium ^
Wed Oct 05 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre ^
Fri Oct 07 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit ^
Sun Oct 09 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre ^
Mon Oct 10 – Washington, DC – The Anthem ^
Wed Oct 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia ^
Thu Oct 13 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway ^
Sat Oct 15 – Toronto, ON – History ^
Sun Oct 16 – Montreal, QC – L’Olympia ^
Tue Oct 18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre ^
Fri Oct 21 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *
Sun Oct 23 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy *
Tue Oct 25 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *
Fri Oct 28 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *
Sun Oct 30 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Event Center *
Tue Nov 01 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans *
Thu Nov 03 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall *
Sun Nov 06 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *
Support Key * DEAD SARA ^ Royal & The Serpent