Demi Lovato dancing with the devil album review:Dancing with the Devil by Demi Lovato… The Art of Starting Over is a difficult-to-visual album. It follows on from the documentary series Dancing with the Devil and from the following large-scale interview, both detailing in an agonising detail the fall of a former Diskney star to drug addiction. If, like you said, the recent Britney Spears documentary was a damning indictment of how young female stars are treated by music and media – and what it will have as a result – then the tale of Lovato increases significantly.
She focuses on her recent history while dancing with the Devil. It opens with Someone who tells her that she has a breakdown on the stage: “When I sing / nobody listens, I feel dumb.” She’s smoking crack on track two.
The Way You Don’t Take at Me and Melon Cake give storytelling from her job with managers who managed her eating and when she was exercising, who “tried to make me big Barbie and I obliged” and who once, claims from the latter album, fired an assistant to buy her a chocolate bar: “I lost 10 pounds in two weeks because you ordered me that I shouldn’t eat.”