A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this song from Lovato's upcoming album is about a girl trying to convince a former boyfriend to "get back" together with her. The lyrics are simple and not overtly sexual, but Lovato does make her vocals seductive at times as she tries to lure this former beau back. Kissing and "wanting" someone are repeated topics in the song.
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What's the story?
Watch out: "GET BACK," the first single off Demi Lovato's debut album, is loud and in charge. It debuts to much buzz, with Lovato being compared to Miley Cyrus ever since her breakout performance in Disney's Camp Rock alongside the Jonas Brothers. The JoBros helped to produce and write this song about winning a boyfriend back, and their trademark rock guitar riffs and up-tempo vocals are well represented.
Is it any good?
Get Back begins with a guitar intro straight out of a Van Halen album. Lovato then jumps right into rocking her lyrics, with a little bit of sultry sass. The single has the retro '80s rock pop sound that's currently being made popular by the Jonas Brothers on their own albums. Compared to many of Lovato's songs which she wrote herself, "Get Back" is lighter and definitely radio-friendly. Her vocals are clear and well executed while the thunderous chorus is dance-inspiring. Overall, this is a fun introduction to a promising Disney star.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about Lovato's image. She's continually compared to Miley Cyrus and is touted as the next big thing in tween pop music. Do you thing Cyrus and Lovato are similar? In what ways are they different? Do you think the two signers are promoted by Disney in the same way? How important has the Disney Channel become in promoting and marketing their teen artists?