On one of the tracks from the new album DEMI: “The song that stands out to me that I think fans will absolutely LOVE is Nightingale. It’s one of my personal favorites on the album that has a really deep, personal meaning to me. Warrior is also one that I think fans will be in love with because I know I am… But I don’t want to give away too much!!”
On what keeps her going when times get tough?: “No matter how cheesy or cliche this may sound, the things that keep me going are God, my family, my fans, and music. I have no idea where I would be had I not been in this industry with such an amazing fan base who supports me and loves me at my highest highs and my lowest lows and I don’t even want to imagine it. I owe my existence to love, faith, and passion.”
On her biggest obstacle to date: “Admitting I had a problem was one of the toughest things I’ve had to go through. Because my life basically unfolded in front of the world, I didn’t want to sweep it under the rug and not tell my fans, the very people who were sending me letters and getting me through those three months in treatment, what was really going on with their so-called “idol.” I wasn’t going to be that person who hid their imperfections, but fessing up in front of the world about my self harm issues, being a bulimic, having depression and bipolar disorder, and the drug and alcohol problems I was facing behind their backs was extremely difficult at first.
However, seeing how many people have stuck with me through the thick and thin has made it all worth it. Yes, I’m not perfect and I’m not claiming to be, but that’s the thing with being a person: no one is perfect. No photoshopped magazine cover or edited vocal track will ever make anyone think I’m “perfect” and that’s the way I want it to be. I just want to be me, and introducing the world to that side of me helped me finally get that acceptance I’ve always wanted.”
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