Demi Lovato has really been through it. She’s lived to tell the tale and truly thrive. And can we just appreciate her criminally-underrated pop catalog? It’s remarkable. Electric guitar puffs up a bonfire’s blinding flames on “SUBSTANCE,” a throaty cry for more than superficial things in life. “Don’t wanna end up in a casket, head full of maggots / Body full of jack shit, I get an abundance,” she cries. She lays her soul upon the altar of pop music, begging all of us to look deeper and search harder for real meaning. We only have one go at this thing, so why not?
Listen to “SUBSTANCE” below.