Demi Lovato‘s been trying her hand at genres other than pop lately. She went for a more soulful sound on her last album, Here We Go Again, and she’s taking that to the next level on her new album, Unbroken.
Demi gets into R&B territory with songs like All Night Long featuring Missy Elliott and Timbaland, Who’s That Boy featuring Dev and what will surely be a stand out, In Real Life.
Big pop ballads continue to be a hot spot for the former Disney star. Lightweight, which she revealed some of the lyrics for, sounds truly delicious and Fix A Heart, even in a snippet, sounds like a tearjerker.
What sounds like a possible sour spot is the Iyaz-featured You’re My Only Shorty. Besides the use of the dated word “shorty” (also see “shawty”), the track loses the more mature ground Demi seems to be shooting for. As with any 30 second snippet, opinions can change and judgement will be reserved for the full track.
Unbroken, Demi’s third studio album, will be released on September 20. Look at the tracklisting below and follow along to the album sampler.
1. All Night Long – featuring Missy Elliott and Timbaland
2. Who’s That Boy – featuring Dev
3. You’re My Only Shorty – featuring Iyaz
4. Together – featuring Jason Derulo
7. Fix a Heart
8. Hold Up
10. Give Your Heart a Break
12. In Real Life
13. My Love is Like a Star
14. For The Love of a Daughter
15. Skyscraper (Wizz Dumb Remix)