Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over available April 2nd

Demi Lovato has announced Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over, her first new album since 2017, will be released April 2nd via Island Records. The pop star revealed the info during a Clubhouse livestream on Monday night (March 15th). The album shares the title of her new documentary, Dancing With The Devilwhich makes its premiere this evening at SXSW Film Festival and as a four-part series on YouTube starting March 23rd.

“If you listen to it track by track, if you follow the track listing, it’s kind of actually like the non-official soundtrack to the documentary. Because it really does follow my life over the past couple of years,” Lovato says, per Variety. “When we went through the track listing and kind of mapped out how it kind of coincided with my life’s story, it made sense to add the more emotional stuff in the beginning and then transition into ‘The Art of Starting Over.'”

A track listing has yet to be unveiled, but the album will feature 19 tracks plus three bonus songs that could include a collaboration with Ariana Grande. The album is described as a mash-up of country, R&B and 90s pop. Four CD cover variants are being offered with three exclusive deluxe editions featuring one bonus track each. A limited number of signed CDs are also available via Lovato’s webstore.

Her last album was 2017’s Tell Me You Love Me, but she’s released a handful of singles since. Those include “I Love Me,” “Commander In Chief,” “I’m Ready” with Sam Smith, “What Other People Say” with Sam Fischer, “Monsters” with Blackbear and All Time Low, and “OK Not to Be OK” with Marshmello.

The documentary, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, explores every aspect that led to Lovato’s nearly fatal overdose in 2018, and her awakenings in the aftermath. Director Michael D. Ratner was granted unprecedented access to the superstar’s personal and musical journey during the most trying time of her life as she unearthed her prior traumas and discovered the importance of her physical, emotional, and mental health. Far deeper than an inside look beyond the celebrity surface, the docuseries is an intimate portrait of addiction, and the process of healing and empowerment.

We will be attending the SXSW premiere with a write up to follow.