Demi Lovato is a busy woman. Between kicking off the Demi World Tour, launching her own skincare line and lending her vocals to Nick Jonas' upcoming album, it's no surprise more than a year has passed since the "Really Don't Care" singer has released any new music of her own. I mean, when does she even find time to sleep? Seriously.
So when I caught up with the always-going singer earlier this summer, I asked the writing/recording question but was not expecting the following answer:
"I am working on a new album," she told me (... and then I peed a little). "I think that I'll be so extremely busy with the world tour it won't come out for a while but I have started and have worked on some stuff that is really amazing and I can't wait for people to hear it."
While it might be sometime before we get to listen to her new material, the 22-year-old promised a "more organic" sound than we've heard from her in the past.
"That's one of the most exciting parts about my entire life is creating music and listening to it over and over and over again and getting excited and thinking, 'What are people going to think when they hear this?' " she explained. "I'm ready to take it to a whole other level."
Although Demi is confident in the direction she's heading with this next LP, she's not as sure of its genre -- "I don't like labeling myself" -- saying she's trying on a variety of hats while recording (one of them possibly being fit for a cowboy).
"You know, it's funny, sometimes I'll say I want to make a more country album or I want to make a more rock album or I want to make an R&B album and it's like, I will never know until all the songs are on the actual album. Because what happens is I love all different types of music, I'm literally influenced by every single type of music there is," Demi said. "I'll never know until I decide which songs are on the album and it may be a compilation of different types and it may all just be pop or it may take on a life of its own."
One thing is for certain, in true Demi fashion, she plans on staying true to herself on the TBD release. And whether that means she's channeling Aretha Franklin or Garth Brooks, the music will be a representation of no one other than Demetria Devonne Lovato.
"I don't like putting a stamp on my chest as an artist saying, 'You're a certain genre, you're a pop star, you sing R&B music, you are this, you are this,' and it's like, 'Well if I'm making music because it's a part of who I am, you can't tell me what I am.' " She added, "It's kind of like labeling people and stereotyping people -- it's the same thing -- it's like, just because my one song sounds pop that doesn't make me a pop artist. Most of mine are pop, but I don't define myself as one thing or another, I'm just me."