Unbroken indeed. Unlike her former Disney counterparts, Demi Lovato’s transformation from Disney darling to daring siren has been widely accepted due to her honesty. Her public battle with her eating disorder and self-injury may have been the focus in her song Skyscraper, but songs like Give Your Heart a Break and You’re My Only Shorty attracts both the MTV and Disney audience that comprises of Lovato’s fans. The fresh album is a welcome addition to iPods and radio station rotations.
This time around, Lovato shows greater range in her vocals and a deeper maturity than her bubblegum pop freshman release, Don’t Forget. For the Love of a Daughter is the most heart-felt and genuine song on the third album, chronicling Lovato’s feelings about her estranged father. Boasting album guests like Missy Elliot and Jason Derulo, Lovato shows rare versatility in her R&B/pop album. Even in misses like Who’s That Boy and the titular Unbroken, Lovato sings with an awareness befitting of her older counterparts Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera.
Announced to be working on her next album, Lovato proves that she has a few more tricks up her sleeve. After the strong showing Unbroken, we expect nothing else from nineteen year old Lovato.
Fix a Heart
Give Your Heart a Break
For the Love of a Daughter