Demi Lovato cures addiction to new rock song ‘Skin My Teeth’

Pop star Demi Lovato announced her return to rock earlier this week when she dropped the news about her upcoming album, Holy FVCKAnd now her first new rock single, Skin of My Teeth, has arrived, complete with a music video where she’s seriously playing metallic guitar – Jackson King V.

The track has an immediate sense of urgency, beginning with two snare hits and some chord playing, after which Lovato pronounces the line in a sarcastic tone of voice,”Demi leaves rehab againAs she begins to confront the nature of addiction while expressing gratitude for being still alive.

The chorus importantly notes that addiction is a disease as Lovato yearns for personal freedom and freedom from habits that she seems to find herself lacking in control.

To help build the connection to Lovato’s return to rock, the guitar tones here have some weight, and there’s a bounce energy that immediately calls into the minds of iconic artists like Pat Benatar and Joan Jett. But what really seals the deal is their V-shaped guitar, which borrows from the KISS legend Ace Frehley when the effects of smoke and spark ooze from the crow’s head.

Watch the “Skin of My Teeth” music video at the bottom of the page and also read the lyrics below.

Holy FVCKwhich arrives on August 19, is Lovato’s first record-tipped to rock since their 2009 sophomore effort here we go again. Pre-order the album here.

“The process of making this album has been the most satisfying to date, and I am grateful to my fans and collaborators for being on this journey with me,” Lovato said earlier this week in a statement about their new album. “I’ve never been so confident in myself and my music, and this record speaks for itself. To my fans who’ve been rocking with me since the beginning and those who are now coming to ride, thank you. This Record is Yours.”

Explaining what fans can expect from their latest sound, Lovato added, “When I say heavy, I don’t mean lyrical, I mean heavy as in some voices I’ve never done before, which is exciting. It’s a new era that reminds us of my first reign.” .

Watch Lovato on his US main tour dates for the tour appear below the music video, with upcoming support from Dead Sara and Royal & The Serpent, each on set dates. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time today (June 10) at this location.

Demi Lovato, “The Skin of My Teeth” lyrics (via Genius)

Demi leaves rehab again
When will this nonsense end?
Sounds like the voice in my head
I can’t believe I’m not dead

I’m alive with the skin of my teeth
I survived, but breathing got harder
Ask why not make it easier
go easier on me
Damn, I just wanna be free
But I can’t because this is a fuckin’ disease
I’m alive by my skin

(Woo-hoo, oh)
(Woo-hoo, oh)

The reaper knocks on my door
Because I’m addicted to more
I don’t need you to keep score
When I’m at war

I’m alive with the skin of my teeth
I survived, but breathing got harder
Ask why not make it easier
go easier on me
Damn, I just wanna be free
But I can’t because this is a fuckin’ disease
I’m alive by my skin

I’m just trying to keep my head above the water
I’m your son and I’m your daughter
I am your mother I am your father
I’m just a product of the problem
I’m just trying to keep my head above the water
I’m your son and I’m your daughter
I am your mother I am your father
I am alive

I’m alive with the skin of my teeth
Won’t you try and have mercy on me?
Ask why not make it easier
go easier on me
Damn, I just wanna be free
But I can’t because this is a fuckin’ disease
I’m alive by my skin

Woo-hoo, oh (oh yeah)
Woo-hoo, oh (I’m alive)
Woo-hoo, ooh (by the skin of my teeth)

Demi Lovato’s US tour dates

August 13 – Springfield, IL. @ Illinois State Fair
August 14 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Iowa State Fair
September 22 – Wetland, CA @ Hard Rock Live Sacramento *
September 23 – Reno, Nevada @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino*
September 25 – Portland, OR. @ Clouds Theater *
Sep 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Freemason *
September 28 – Englewood, CA @ YouTube Theater ^
September 30 – Las Vegas, Nevada. @ The Venice Theater inside the Venetian┬« Resort Las Vegas ^
October 03 – Denver, Colorado. @ Fillmore Auditorium ^
October 05 – Rosemont, Illinois @ Rosemont Theater ^
October 07 – Detroit, Michigan @ Fox Theater Detroit ^
Oct 09 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theater ^
October 10 – Washington DC @ The Anthem ^
October 12 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. @The Met Philadelphia ^
October 13 – Boston, Massachusetts. @MGM Music Hall at Fenway ^
October 15 – Toronto, Ontario @History^
October 16 – Montreal, Quebec @ L’Olympia ^
October 18 – New York, NY @ Bacon Theatre
October 21 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater*
October 23- Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy*
October 25 – Nashville, Tenn. @Ryman Hall*
October 28 – Tampa, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
October 30 – Hollywood, Florida. @ Hard Rock Event Center *
November 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore New Orleans *
November 03 – Houston, Texas at 713 Music Hall*
November 06 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *

* Sarah is dead
^ Royal and the Serpent

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