- 01 Nov 17
Solid sixth outing for pop princess.
As her peers become entangled in social media feuds or cook up ever more ridiculous ways to re-boot their image, Demi Lovato has quietly got on with the business of being a roof-raising pop star. Incredibly she is now on her sixth LP - a record that synthesises all the best aspects of her approachable persona, though with more big-lunged over-kill than is perhaps prudent.
Brassy belter 'Only Forever', for instance, suffers an unhappy dose of Mariah Carey syndrome, so that Lovato sounds as if she is howling over a non existent gale. Far better is the zippy, self-aware 'Sexy Dirty Love' - a trap-pop overture that showcases her luxuriant vocals and flinty presence while hop hip fans will warm to Lil Wayne hook-up 'Lonely'. Nobody's life is going to be changed by Tell Me You Love Me - but it's a solid return from an artist happy to save the drama for the recording studio.