Demi Lovato drops 'Dancing With the Devil … The Art of Starting Over'

The 19-track album includes duets with Noah Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Sam Fischer and Saweetie

US singer and actress Demi Lovato has released her seventh studio album. Dan Himbrechts / EPA
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Demi Lovato has released a new album, her seventh studio album to date.

Following a revealing new YouTube docuseries of the same name Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, the album features collaborations with Noah Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Sam Fischer and Saweetie.

The US pop star, known for hits including Skyscraper and Neon Lights, took to social media to announce the release, writing: "This has been a journey years in the making… I can't believe it's here. Please listen to the tracks in order, top to bottom, for me. I love you all."

The album comes after Lovato's highly-anticipated YouTube Original documentary was released at this year’s South by Southwest festival in March. Directed by Michael D Ratner, the docuseries explores the aspects that led to Lovato’s near-fatal overdose and her handling of the aftermath.

In 2018, the pop star was taken to hospital after she was found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. At the time, Lovato had been six years sober, following treatment for alcohol and drug addictions.

The confessional thread of that YouTube series continues across the new studio album.

Containing a massive 19 tracks it has hits entitled My Girlfriends Are My Boyfriend, ICU, The Way You Don't Look At Me and Mad World. 

The title track Dancing With The Devil contains the line "Almost made it to heaven, it was closer than you know", in reference to the singer's overdose.

The opening ballad Anyone is an intense song where Lovato refers to how she had been crying out for help and attention. It's the same track that she teared up over when singing at the 2020 Grammy Awards ceremony.

Melon Cake references the strict diets she has been made to follow by those managing her career, with lyrics such as "People out here gettin' fired for chocolate in the backseat."

With over 101 million followers on Instagram, Lovato has lived her life in the glare of the public eye. The star found fame on the television series Barney & Friends, then rose to prominence as Mitchie Torres in the musical television film Camp Rock.

Turning to music, she released her first studio album in 2008 when she was 15 years old. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 Chart.