Demi Lovato, ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ | Track Review
Demi Lovato shines on “Tell Me You Love Me,” the title track and second single from her forthcoming album (September 29).
Demi Lovato is back ladies and gents! After alluring us with the unapologetic “Sorry Not Sorry,” the big-voiced pop star announced her new album, Tell Me You Love Me. In addition to the announcement, she dropped her second single, “Tell Me You Love Me.” Equaling, let alone topping “Sorry Not Sorry” is an arduous task. Thankfully, Lovato was up to the task, delivering another strong record.
The pros are ample throughout “Tell Me You Love Me.” Start with the first thing you hear – the music. The production work is on-point, particularly during the rousing chorus. Hard-hitting drums, brassy synths – sigh, ‘pop-solid.’ Then comes the voice. Demi Lovato doesn’t get enough credit for her pipes, coming off a bit underrated. But take one listen – how is it that this girl could ever be underrated? She has one of the biggest, most soulful voices in the game. She can get powerful and high with the best of them, something she once more showcases on “Tell Me You Love Me.”
Pros continue. The song latches from a first listen, inviting multiple spins. Some songs, you listen once and you’re done with it. “Tell Me You Love Me” has the Midas Touch working in its favor. The verses catch your attention, while the chorus hits you right in chest, face – everywhere. By the time you get to the final iteration, you personally want to tell Demi, “I love you.” Perfect songs are hard to come by, but in regards to pronounced cons or flaws, “Tell Me You Love Me” doesn’t have any. Sure, the “tell me you love me” thing is recycled, but DL recycles it like its brand new.
Once more, Lovato blesses us with her artistry. “Tell Me You Love Me” continues to build an argument for the greatness that is Demi Lovato. The vocals are awesome, the production work packs a punch, and the song is captivating. What more can you ask from a pop song, particularly in a year where some pop songs have fallen incredibly flat by big-named artists?