Demi Lovato has released a politically charged new song “Commander in Chief,” in which she takes aim at President Donald Trump.
On the track, released just weeks ahead of the 2020 US Presidential Election happening next month, Lovato criticizes Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and references the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.
“We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’ / While you line your pockets deep,” she sings on the chorus. “Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still / Be able to breathe?”
In an interview with CNN, Lovato said that she initially wanted to write a personal letter to the POTUS but decided to put her thoughts into a song instead. “There’s been so many times that I’ve wanted to write the President a letter or sit down with him and ask him these questions,” she said.
“And then I thought, I don’t really actually want to do that and I thought one way that I could do that is writing a song and releasing it for the whole world to hear and then he has to answer those questions to everyone and not just me.”
“Commander in Chief” is the follow-up to “Still Have Me,” a song Lovato released earlier this month following her split from fiancé Max Ehrich. Prior to that, she teamed up with Marshmello on “OK Not to Be OK” for World Suicide Prevention Day.
Watch the accompanying video for Lovato’s new song below: