Demi Lovato has done it again, and this time, it’s in the form of a political anthem. During Wednesday night’s 2020 Billboard Music Awards, the singer unveiled an emotional new song, and it grapples with the current state of our country ahead of the election.
“Commander in Chief” rips into how President Donald Trump has handled issues such as the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice, and the lyrics tackle how Lovato herself feels about his response.”I’m not the only one that’s been affected and resented every story you’ve spun / And I’m a lucky one, ’cause there are people worse off that have suffered enough / Haven’t they suffered enough?
But you can’t get enough of shutting down systems for personal gain,” she sings. “Commander in Chief, honestly, if I did the things you do, I couldn’t sleep, seriously / Do you even know the truth? / We’re in a state of crisis, people are dying, while you line your pockets deep / Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still be able to breathe?”
The award show marks Lovato’s first performance of the new track, which she released a music video for shortly after. Earlier this month, Lovato released a single titled “Still Have Me” days after she and soap actor Max Ehrich called off their engagement.
The self-love anthem spoke to the struggles of their public breakup and the events that evolved since. “Commander in Chief” has an entirely different feel to it, but it’s empowering and it’s emotional, as Lovato does best. Watch her moving performance from the Billboard Music Awards above.
Demi Lovato Has an Important Message About Letting Our Bodies “Do What They Are Supposed To”
Demi Lovato is never one to shy away from discussing her insecurities, and her latest message on Instagram is no different. On Friday, the singer opened up in an inspiring post about getting “the boobs she wanted” after making peace with her eating issues, and how she’ll continue to accept her changing body.
“Fun fact: I never had boobs until I started eating what I wanted,” Lovato wrote alongside some gorgeous selfies. “My whole life I hated my small tittaayyys and then when I finally let go of my eating issues, I GOT THE BOOBS I WANTED!!!😂😂” She went on to explain that her boobs were likely going to change again, and she’ll be OK with that as well, sending an empowering message about accepting and embracing your body for everything it does.
“Our bodies will do what they are SUPPOSED to when we let go of trying to control what it does for us.”
“Our bodies will do what they are SUPPOSED to when we let go of trying to control what it does for us. Oh the irony,” she wrote, before asking her followers to share their own experiences of letting go of their eating issues. Back in February, the “Still Have Me” singer opened up about her road to recovery from an eating disorder on Ashley Graham’s Pretty Big Deal podcast. In an honest conversation, Lovato shared that her unhealthy relationship with food, fitness, and her own body led to “destroying” her mental health, though her focus has completely shifted since. “I feel sexy when I’m showing my strength,” she said then.