Thursday, July 7, 2011
Demi Lovato's Favorite Songs
Demi Lovato may have been marketed as yet another adorably perky Disney star, but the Dallas, Texas native is an accomplished singer-songwriter who has drawn from a host of diverse influences, from pop rock colleagues like Britney to more obscure metal bands like Dimmu Borgir.
Yes, metal: In 2008, Lovato told MTV she was going through something of a metal phase, gushing of the genre, "It's so completely different from anything else. You've got vocals that I can't do, the double bass drums, the incredible guitar solos … every part of the band does more difficult stuff than your average rock band does. I listen to these bands, and I wish I could do all of that, but I can't."
But don't expect to hear Demi thrash on her upcoming album. She's shifted into a hipster hip-hop phase, tweeting enthusiastically about the likes of Kreayshawn and Odd Future. Perhaps she was turned on to their tunes by megaproducer Timbaland, with whom she's collaborating on a new track. Maybe she'll even rap...she has admitted to busting out the Eminem for karaoke (she counted his anthem "Not Afraid" among the tunes that help her to stay strong in her fight against self-image issues).
Lovato also has an unabashed love of chart-topping pop, mixing Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and classic Britney in with indie gems like Azure Ray and contemporary Christian artists like Bethany Dillon.