That Demi Lovato & Ariana Grande Collab? It’s Really Happening
That “Dariana” collaboration Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande fans speculated about earlier this month is coming before expected.
In an interview with The ny Times before her YouTube Originals documentary Dancing With the Devil opening SXSW on Tuesday (March 16), Lovato confirmed her collaboration with Grande was one among the last-minute editions to her upcoming album Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over, which can arrive on April 2.
On March 7, Ari posted a video of her vocals on her Instagram Story with the caption “backgrounds on a song for a lover ,” which Lovato reposted with a series of six sneaky-eye emojis. When a lover DMed Lovato about the “last minute” collab she had previously hinted at (and was once rumored to be with Noah Cyrus), she simply sent back a smiley face emoji.
On Monday, Lovato revealed the name and release date of her upcoming seventh studio album on her socials. In her introductory Clubhouse room that very same night, she noted that Dancing With the Devil…The Art of Starting Over would contain 17 songs and three bonus tracks, the foremost she’s ever released on an album, which will feature a mix of country, soul and ’90s pop, while mostly being categorized as pop.
Her NYT interview explicitly describes two of the songs, “Melon Cake,” a track about regaining control that was inspired by the watermelon “cakes” coated with fat-free topping that Lovato wont to receive on birthdays rather than actual cakes, and “California Sober,” a midtempo track that signals where she’s at together with her recovery currently. In an interview with Ellen from March 2020, the 28-year-old singer explained why it had been so meaningful to share a true cake with Grande and their manager Scooter Braun when she turned 27.
“I just remember crying because i used to be finally eating cake with a manager that did not need anything from me which loved me for who i’m and supported my journey,” Lovato said. Grande later applauded her for sharing this story, writing on her Instagram Story, “Love u tons and am endlessly proud.”
The new album not only is a companion album to her Dancing With the Devil doc but also the long-awaited follow-up to her last album Tell Me you’re keen on Me from 2017, which hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200.