From addiction, disorders, and mental illness, singer Demi Lovato has risen above it all. But now she ready to let her fans know about the self made hell she put herself through and her journey out of it.
In the music video for her newest single, “Dancing With the Devil,” Lovato recreates her 2018 near-fatal overdose in scenes showing her at a bar, on a gurney, and in a hospital bed.
Every detail is accurate, from her hair to her makeup and even a green jacket similar to the one she was wearing the night of the overdose, as was revealed via harrowing photos shown in her recent YouTube docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil. And Lovato co-directed the video along with the docuseries director Michael D. Ratner, coming up with the idea to recreate that night as the ultimate catharsis and as a companion piece of art to the documentary.
Lovato recently spoke to EW about the process of recording a song that delved into her past addictions. “Sometimes being descriptive can be triggering, but that’s the sad, sad truth of how dark it can get,” she said. “That’s important to give people, too.”
Check out the music video above now.