Demi Lovato bares her soul on “Sober”

The track tackles the tough subject of addiction.

Some pop stars choose to keep their personal lives hidden away. Not Demi Lovato. Since 2011’s emotional “Skyscraper,” the pop princess always had a knack for penning honest (and occasionally heartbreaking) songs that take a deeper look into the diva’s personal life.

Her latest single “Sober” is candid and bold, and follows the same approach—although, it might be her most raw and tear-jerking track yet.

On it, Lovato sings about her struggles with addiction and sobriety, which she’s tackled head-on for the past eight years. But now, she’s surprised fans by confessing that she’s relapsed and is spiraling down that dark hole once again.

“Mama, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore / Daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sings on the powerful piano-driven ballad. You can feel all the pain and emotion oozing out of the track, proving Lovato’s skill as a singer and songwriter.

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