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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that former Disney star Demi Lovato is back with a vulnerable power-pop single about not wanting to lose your heart. The video, which features only the song's lyrics and fan tweets, was released through a clever Twitter campaign. The song is about relationships, but with no iffy language, violence, sex, drugs, or alcohol, it and the video are appropriate for tweens and teens.
What's the story?
Demi Lovato's holding tight to her heart with her single "HEART ATTACK," a power-pop hit about being vulnerable in love. The song shows Lovato's increasing maturity and staying power in her post-Disney career. The release of the video -- a simple panorama of the song's lyrics with fans' tweets flowing across the screen -- created quite a stir, with fans having to tweet the song's lyrics to unlock access to it.
Is it any good?
The former Disney pop princess continues to grow up on "Heart Attack." While the lyrics are a little lame ("You make me wanna be a girl/ Paint my nails and wear perfume), the vocal performance shows Lovado's continued maturity. When she belts out "You make me glow" on the chorus, she seems to be channeling Kelly Clarkson, clinching the single's hit status. Here's hoping the rest of her new album continues to highlight her vocal chops and increasing range.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Lovato's music has changed over time. What makes her current music sound different?
Lovato has been upfront about her personal struggles. Do you think she's still a good role model? Why or why not?
What do you think of the music video? Do you like the idea of integrating Twitter with videos?
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