When word got out about a new Demi Lovato track released Friday, the most common reaction seemed to be, “HELL YEAH, a new song with Demi!” followed by the sudden realization, “Wait... this is a country song?”
That’s right, Lovatics -- your girl’s gone back to her Texas roots and joined country superstar Brad Paisley for a killer new collab. After duetting on her ballad “Stone Cold” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last month, Lovato and Pailey have reunited for “Without A Fight,” his uptempo ode to make-up sex. While Paisley lays on the guitar, Lovato sneaks in early and slowly builds up her volume until she’s in full-on belting mode.
If you’re surprised that Lovato can hop from genre to genre like it’s no big deal, rest assured she’s been flirting outside her straightforward pop circle for a while now. Here are seven more examples:
Demi's recently released cover of Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” found her treading disco territory, to predictably incredible results.
Demi wowed the Obamas with this Ray Charles tribute at the White House.
The sinister “Waitin’ For You” might be the closest Demi’s gone to hip-hop. More of this, please.
This Fall Out Boy collab is just one of many times Demi's gone full-on rockstar.
At the Latin Grammys in 2011, she duetted with Pablo Alboran for a sweet Spanish serenade.
It's a hair-raising moment when the gospel choir comes in and takes this emotional ballad to soaring new heights.
The pulsing, electrifying “Neon Lights” topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart, and for good reason -- you just can't sit still listening to it.