Review Summary: “Well, some may say I need to be afraid of losing everything, because of where I had my start and where I made my name”7 of 21 thought this review was well written
"I'm more of a writer whose stuff wouldn't make it on a Disney album. It's too dark..."- Demi Lovato
When we think of Demi lovato, we relate her to the 16 year old who starred in the abomination of a kid’s television show sonny with a chance and the film camp rock. We don’t think of her as a woman who listens to metal bands such as Abigail Williams, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Job for a cowboy and American rock artist Bruce Springsteen, all of which influenced her to make the debut album Don’t Forget.
The Album opens with “La La Land” a song that reflects on how she believes to be living in a fantasy world and hates the fact she is famous for being on a Disney show; “Well, I'm not gonna change in the La La Land machine” The same machine that makes Disney stars famous and simply disposes of them after being used. Demi describes in the song how she wants to make a name for herself as Demi Lovato, not as her obnoxious television character "Sonny" Munroe.
The self-titled track “Don’t Forget” is the most emotional song on the album; it is about how she feels invisible to the naked eye, blaming herself for the loss of a relationship. The electric guitar harmonises with her soulful vocals perfectly on all parts of the song, coming to a crescendo on the bridge making her go to her full vocal range, pushing out all of the emotion that was concealed while writing and performing the song.
“Somewhere we went wrong
We were once so strong
Our love is like a song, you can't forget it at all”
“And at last all the pictures have been burned
All the past is just a lesson that we've learned
I won't forget, please don’t forget us”
The instrumentation, vocal performance, lyrical content and production are incredible, branching out from melodic fast paced pop rock riffs to slow passionate sounding acoustic guitar solos. The lyrics on this album have been considered too dark and well thought out for a Disney album proving that Demi Lovato is an extremely talented musician who is purely disliked for being stereotyped as a generic Disney artist.
This album is perfect in every way; it’s vocally flawless and instrumentally engaging, always seeming to impress me with its catchy upbeat hooks and mellifluous tear jerking ballads.