Demi Lovato illustrates her resilience in the face of recent personal issues in the new single “Skyscraper,” which was released to iTunes early Tuesday morning (July 12).
Produced and co-penned by Toby Gad, the ballad showcases the 18-year-old’s quivering voice as she sings about “catching teardrops in my hand,” but her strength allows to keep “rising from the ground, like a skyscraper.” The singer eventually displays her powerful range as breathy backing vocals and heavy percussion fill in the spaces left by a lonely piano in the beginning of the track.
“Skyscraper” arrives eight months after the Disney star entered a treatment facility for “physical and emotional issues,” which reportedly included an eating disorder and self-cutting. Lovato left treatment in January, and in March the singer/actress returned to Twitter and showed off a new wrist tattoo that read “Stay Strong” and was dedicated to her fans.
The “Skyscraper” music video, directed by Mark Pellington, is set to premiere on E! News at 7 pm EST on Wednesday. The single precedes Lovato’s forthcoming third album, the follow-up to 2009’s “Here We Go Again” that is set for a fall release on Hollywood Records.