Demi Lovato has released a new ballad called “Sober” which explains the deep shame addicts feel when they relapse after years of consistent sobriety. The song is an apology to her parents, friends, and fans because she feels as if she has let them down. At the end of the track she sings “I promise I’ll get help.”
This may be one of the strongest songs that Demi has released lyrically and also production wise. Her voice really shines on this track as well as you can hear the urgency and desperation come through on the mic. Every single note in this song is filled with intense emotion.
Her honesty is very inspiring to all who listen. It’s not an easy job to admit you relapsed, especially when millions of people are watching you. We hope that Demi finds the strength to get back into recovery if she hasn’t done so yet.
You can hear more songs about addiction & recovery on this playlist on Spotify (try this one on shuffle):
“SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.”
Written by Ryan Cassata