“It's something that's on my wish list...”
Demi Lovato is preparing to release her next album, Revamped, on Friday, 15 September.
The album will contain rock versions of her biggest pop hits, with the singer (who uses she/her and they/them pronouns) recruiting guitar legend Slash for a new, rollicking version of their 2017 hit, Sorry Not Sorry. You can check that out below.
Lovato’s voice has always been perfectly suited to rock music, and that couldn’t be clearer in Sorry Not Sorry (Rock Version). Her last album, last year’s Holy Fvck, was filled with pop-punk and hard-rock elements and included a feature from the genre-defying Yungblud.
They explained about the Revamped project on Twitter, “Breathing new life into the songs that played such a huge role in my career has allowed me to feel so much closer to my music than ever before.”
In a statement, she added, per Variety, “With ‘Revamped,’ I wanted to pay homage to the songs that resonated the most with fans and played a big role in my career by breathing an exciting new life into them. Creating this project has been incredibly fun and allowed me to express my passion for rock music in a new way… I can’t wait for everyone to hear more!” You can pre-order Revamped here.
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While Lovato has already nabbed Slash for Sorry Not Sorry, the 29 singer has also expressed a genuine interest in working with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Knocked Loose.
Speaking on SiriusXM's Metal Ambassador podcast with Jose Mangin, Lovato revealed that heavier music is in their sights, and the above acts are first on the list.
“Someone I've always wanted to work with is Corey Taylor, and, you know, obviously, working with bands like Knocked Loose would be sick too,” she said. “I think it's something that's on my wish list, but hopefully, I'll have some collaborations for Revamped. We're still working that out, though.”
Lovato already dipped their toes into controversy metal acts like Behemoth have faced when last year, the poster adverts for their eighth album, Holy Fvck, were banned as they were deemed likely to “cause serious offence to Christians”.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) pointed out that the album's art - "bound up in a bondage-style outfit whilst lying on a mattress shaped like a crucifix, in a position with her legs bound to one side which was reminiscent of Christ on the cross" together with the album title Holy Fvck would likely be "viewed as linking sexuality to the sacred symbol of the crucifix and the crucifixion."
These visual elements could, therefore, "cause serious offence to Christians." The ASA concluded that the poster adverts breached the code via BBC.
Holy Fvck poster adverts were plastered across multiple locations in London last year. Polydor Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music in the UK, insisted they meant no offence by placing the posters where they did.