With Demi Lovato's new album, Tell Me You Love Me, comes plenty of opportunity for digging deep on lyrics, as fans are scrambling to figure out the meaning behind her newest songs. Fans are especially looking to see if there are any hidden clues that the lyrics on Demi Lovato's new album are about Lauren Abedini.
You may recall that Lovato and Abedini were spotted holding hands in Disneyland earlier this month, though Lovato kept mum about the photos snagged of the two together at the park. Abedini is the DJ/producer also known as DJ KITTENS.
As for those inquiring about her sexuality, well, it's no one's business but Lovato's and she's not pulling any punches about it.
In response to any questions about her sexuality, Lovato pointed people to her upcoming documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, landing on YouTube on Oct. 17, noting on Twitter: “Just because I'm refuse to label myself for the sake of a headline doesn't mean I'm not going to stand up for what I believe in. If you're that curious about my sexuality, watch my documentary. But I don't owe anybody anything.”
Many are wondering if Lovato will open up more about her sexuality in the documentary, with one fan tweeting:
When Lovato appeared on British talk show Chatty Man in 2015, while promoting “Cool For the Summer,” she was asked about the lyrics that seemed to hint at lesbianism. At the time, Lovato said: “I am not confirming and I'm definitely not denying. All of my songs are based off of personal experiences. I don't think there's anything wrong with experimentation at all.”
That begged a follow-up comment, as Carr remarked, “I experimented once and it stuck.” Demi noted: “Hey, I didn't say that it didn't stick either. I didn't say that it didn't stick.”
But back to the new album... are any of Lovato's new songs about Abedini? Among the tracks are “You Don't Do It For Me Anymore,” which she confirmed is about her old self and “Ruin The Friendship,” which possibly throws shade at someone in her life (with theories about Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Nick Jonas all in the mix).
Lovato has also commented that two tracks on the deluxe version, “Ready For Ya” and “Only Forever” were the most meaningful, telling People that the tunes “just emotionally” are “special.” She added, “My heart was full of just emotions when I wrote them.”
OK, does that mean these songs have anything to do with Abedini? Based on title alone, these tracks do sound pretty relationship-y.
Then there's the song “Sexy Dirty Love,” which is totally a lusty jam that could be about Abedini, with lyrics that include:
Hittin' me up late always be blowin' up my phone I'm lying awake wonderin' why I'm still alone Lord knows I am sinning, please forgive me for my lust Sending pictures back and forth Babe, I'm craving your touch You got me so high Pull me closer into you and watch our bodies intertwine I feel so alive You know what I'm thinking of Got me dreamin' 'bout that sexy dirty love
That definitely sexier than holding hands at Disneyland! One fan wondered the same, tweeting:
Hmm. Definitely something to think about.
Then again, maybe the song “Hitchhiker” includes an Abedini mention, with lyrics that include:
'Cause as long as you're the driver I'm your hitchhiker, yeah I'm your hitchhiker, yeah, yeah Don't even know where we're going You make me live in the moment, oh Keep driving us, baby
Do you think any of these lyrics are a shoutout to Abedini? I'm pretty sure Lovato won't admit who any of her new songs are about – best to keep a little mystery in the mix, after all.
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