After delivering a pair of certified bangers as the first two singles from her latest album, Confident, Demi Lovato is going in for the emotional kill.
The raw power ballad “Stone Cold” is an emotionally-charged highlight from the LP, and Demi’s now given it an appropriately chilling video treatment. The clip, released Tuesday, finds the 23-year-old fully clothed in a bathtub, distraught and desperate as she sings about a lost love. From there, the video takes its title literally as Demi trudges through a snowy landscape, searching for catharsis in the empty woods.
In the days leading up to the video’s premiere, Demi teased “Stone Cold” on Twitter as her “favorite song on the album and the most emotional video I’ve ever shot.” In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, she further revealed the song was inspired by her own “pain and heartbreak.”
“Every time I write a song, or every time I do a scene when I act, I always draw from personal experience,” she told ET. “I think this song, a lot of people can relate to. For me, it was therapy, but I also knew that a lot of people could relate to it — so I wrote it.”
The video’s outdoor scenes were filmed in Park City, Utah, and the clip was helmed by Patrick Ecclesine, the Vanity Fair contributor who photographed Demi’s nude photoshoot for the mag back in October.
“Stone Cold” is the third single from Confident, following the badass title track and the boldly flirtatious “Cool for the Summer.”