The “Skyscraper” video will premiere on Wednesday on E! News, followed by a Vevo premiere on Thursday. Lovato will also sit down with Ryan Seacrest to discuss the video and the song. This is the singer’s first release since leaving treatment earlier this year.
“This isn’t just a single or a song to me. This represents the strength of an incredibly difficult journey I’ve been on that will hopefully provide the faith and inspiration to others going through the hardest issues of their own. #STAYSTRONG #SKYSCAPER,” the singer wrote on Twitter over the weekend.
The video was directed by Mark Pellington (Michael Jackson, Moby, Foo Fighters) and the song was produced by Toby Gab, whose credits include working with pop princesses Beyoncé, Fergie and Kelly Clarkson.
“My first single is really special to me — to me it symbolizes my journey from the person I was to the happy healthy person I am today, and the fact that people are able to rise above anything, despite the odds.”
The song is the lead single off Lovato’s next studio album, set for release this fall. Little is known about the album, but she did reveal on Twitter that she had recorded a duet for it. “With my new album, I’m hoping to provide inspiration for girls everywhere who are going through the same issues I’ve faced,” she said. “I think this will come through in a lot of the material.”