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Music review: Demi Lovato “Heart Attack

As if Demi’s heart-wrenching music wasn’t successful enough, she releases a single and gets compared to Kelly Clarkson.

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Following the success of “Give Your Heart A Break,” Demi Lovato is back with “Heart Attack.” She may have ridden the coattails of the predecessor in song style, but her delivery redeems it from being a sequel.

The song starts off like a sweet standard pop track (’90s teens: think Samantha Mumba or classic Jessica Simpson), and induces a bit of disappointment at first. All of a sudden, the chorus drops and Demi belts out a vehement, supernatural wail that leaves you sputtering in awe. Any doubts about this being a hit are eradicated.

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It doesn’t have the consistent charm of “Give Your Heart a Break,” but it’s a decent follow-up (that redeeming chorus is something spectacular).

There comes a moment in every former Disney artist’s career where people gauge whether you truly have long-term potential as a musician. You can only hold on to your Disney fan base for so long.

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Well, dear Demi, you have officially transitioned into the big leagues.

All bow down to Madame Lovato

What other recent achievement does Ms. Lovato have beyond being a seasoned judge from The X Factor? According to Music and Lyrics, “In less than 24 hours, [Heart Attack] reached #1 on iTunes in nine different countries.”


Billboard made a bold comparison: “Lovato’s transformation from brand-affiliated pop talent to a commanding vocal presence is reminiscent of Kelly Clarkson‘s breakout on Breakaway“.

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Producers The Suspex must ironically be commended for the chorus’s sneak-attack/reveal of Demi’s vocal range — since the song starts off so unsuspecting, you’ve already set your expectations low. Several writers helped pen the song: Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Nikki Williams, Aaron Phillips and Demi Lovato. The only misgiving I have is that lyrically this song doesn’t compare to her other hits.

Here’s hoping Demi doesn’t pop a Bayer, and keeps giving us all the heart she puts into these songs!

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