Demi Lovato made her comeback—to the Grammys stage and to music—in an emotional efficiency on Sunday evening, debuting a heartrending new ballad, “Anybody,” on the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Taking to the stage in a dramatic white ballgown with solely a pianist to accompany her, Lovato began off shakily, needing to restart her first traces as a tear rolled down her face. The music was clearly a deeply private piece of music: “I attempted to speak to my piano / I attempted to speak to my guitar / Talked to my creativeness / Confided in alcohol,” she sang. “No one’s listening.”
Lovato, a former Disney Channel youngster star who grew as much as be a powerhouse pop presence, has publicly and privately battled dependancy through the years. In 2017, she launched a documentary on YouTube about her life and work that offered a uncooked take a look at her struggles with disordered consuming, psychological well being and substance abuse. In 2018, she launched a music known as “Sober” that addressed her relapse; a month later, she was hospitalized on account of an overdose and entered rehab. Since then, she has been principally away from the general public eye, specializing in her restoration.
However “Anybody,” paired together with her plans to sing the nationwide anthem at subsequent week’s Tremendous Bowl, marks a strong return to the highlight. On the finish of the efficiency, Lovato was greeted by a standing ovation from the gang on the Staples Middle. “What an unbelievable evening,” she shared on Instagram. “So emotional for me.”
In the meantime, the brand new music is already climbing the charts.