Demi Lovato Gets Personal On Here We Go Again

'It's selfish for me to bottle up my past when I could be helping others,' Lovato says of upcoming album's introspective lyrics.

The title of [artist id="3079280"]Demi Lovato’s[/artist] new album could be a bit misleading. Here We Go Again, which hits shelves on Tuesday (July 21), is anything but a repeat of the songs and topics from last year’s debut, Don’t Forget.

On her latest effort, Lovato went a little deeper and is sharing personal details of her life. “I wrote a song called ‘For the Love of a Daughter’ with William Beckett from The Academy Is,” she told MTV News. “Totally wasn’t planning on writing a song that deep or anything, but we just got together had a really long talk and then spit out this song.”

The song is about Lovato’s relationship with her dad, and she hopes that by addressing it she can help her fans out. “It’s basically about my past relationship with my birth father. … I think everybody — well, a lot of people — go through this situation where parents divorce, and what they don’t realize is that it really affects you. It’s selfish for me to bottle up my past when I could be helping others.”

Lovato also got to work with some new people on this album, including one guy she’s had on her list of dream collaborators for a while. “I actually wrote two songs with John Mayer, one of which will make the album ['World of Chances'] … it’s a really cool song,” she said. “It’s the first song we wrote together, and working with him was incredible. It was a pipe dream. I didn’t even think it would ever come true, ’cause he’s just awesome. He’s John Mayer.”

But Lovato didn’t ditch her old friends for the record, once again working with Nick Jonas on the track, “Stop the World.” “And then I wrote a song with Nick and the song is just about, like, sometimes you fall in love with somebody and people don’t want you to,” she said. “But it’s like you can’t help it.”