Demi Lovato opens up to her fans as she gives a heartfelt message of her past and current struggles in life. Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated peels back the layers on one of the world’s biggest pop stars.
Intimate and personal, Demi’s newest YouTube documentary is a real hit as we journey back in a time-capsule up to the creation of her sixth studio album, Tell Me You Love Me (Sept. 29). Demi’s newest album is her most raw and vulnerable music to-date. As Demi belts out her harmonics on screen we see a glimpse of the pop stars’ authentic self. The documentary is just shy of an hour and 20 minutes, but Demi doesn’t waste a beat. Within the first minute Demi states, "I actually had anxiety around this interview because the last time I did an interview this long, I was on cocaine."
This gives the audience an honest look into her past life and her openness on screen. But to know Demi best, we have to understand what she’s been through and has overcome. Throughout the documentary, we learn the depths of Demi’s battle against addiction and bipolar disorder. Through all of this, Demi helps convey these messages to her fans in her lyrics as we see them morph on screen. The doc, though at times can be narratively messy, travels from the start of her career as a child, through her collaboration with the Jonas Brothers on Disney Channel and the release of her sixth studio album.
Emotions running high, Demi’s heartfelt letter to her fans proves that she’s still growing in this messy world of ours. The deepness of her lyrics carries out to others who have also struggled with addictions in their life. Tell Me You Love Me is Demi’s most important body of work yet and shows us how she got there. Time after time, we see her fighting back and showing us her true colors of strength and empowerment. Though Simply Complicated can be a bit disjointed in its construction, nevertheless; Demi’s voice soars. “I think scars are like battle wounds - beautiful, in a way. They show what you've been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.” You can watch the full documentary right here. Check it out below!
Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated is not rated (NR).