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Album review: Confident, by Demi Lovato

Confident is Demi Lovato’s fifth studio album, which means that you can expect a more mature experience throughout, even if you’re not a fan of the American artist.

Demi starts the 11-track record off with three promotional singles, not in order, of course. Confident feels somehow divided into four parts, with the first batch of tracks honoring the album´s title and presenting a more courageous and outspoken singer.

Heartbreak takes on from For You, where Demi says she “would do anything” for that special person, and tries to feel happy, as well as get over that failed relationship in Stone Cold and Kingdom Come – the latter a Sia-styled catchy collaboration with Iggy Azalea.

Moving on to a more explicit stage, Waitin For You releases Demi´s frustration and anger while the slowly-paced Wildfire love she had has “been f*@#king with my dreams”.

As we approach a peaceful end to Confident, Lionheart asserts a brand new trust in love, as it “is gonna conquer it all.” Yes expects both lovers to accept each other as they are, as one of the album´s most inspiring tracks.

Demi closes with Father, an homage to Demi´s late dad, Patrick, whom she rarely contacted after her parents’ divorce and died of cancer at the age of 53.

Confident feels like a well-rounded album full of emotions. You can dance or cry to it, or look for inspiration to become a more confident person, no matter if you´re a woman or a man. I´m looking forward to replaying this album shortly.