On the vulnerable, soaring anthem, Lovato sings about temptation, crooning, “I told you I was OK but I was lying/I was dancing with the Devil out of control/Almost made it to heaven/It was closer than you’ll know/It’s so hard to say no when you’re dancing with the Devil.”
Lovato also shared an acoustic performance version of the track, along with the album’s tracklisting. She wrote on Twitter, “It feels absolutely unreal having this out right now, I love you all so so much.”
#DancingWithTheDevil is out now including a special acoustic performance 🖤🌫 It feels absolutely unreal having this out right now, I love you all so so much. Thank you for your support and love this week with the premiere of #DemiDWTD https://t.co/tgxlwGiHeE pic.twitter.com/k1ISyD25C5
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 26, 2021
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 25, 2021
Lovato’s new album follows 2017’s Tell Me You Love Me. It features 19 songs and three bonus cuts, and will act as a companion piece to her documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, which premiered during SXSW and began airing in four installments on YouTube on March 23rd.
The album and the documentary, directed by Michael D. Ratner, chronicle the story of Lovato’s near-fatal overdose in 2018 and her subsequent path to healing. In the first two episodes of the docuseries, Lovato details her addiction and efforts to get sober.