MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER/SONGWRITER DEMI LOVATO JOINS FORCES WITH FINNEAS TO RELEASE POLITICAL BALLAD “COMMANDER IN CHIEF”
AHEAD OF BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCE
ACCOMPANYING VIDEO TO FOLLOW LIVE PERFORMANCE
13 OCTOBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Following a turbulent year for the country, international superstar and mental health advocate Demi Lovato teamed up with GRAMMY Award-winning producer FINNEAS to release an unapologetically honest new song, “Commander In Chief” via Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, in an effort to vocalize the powerful emotions felt by millions and mobilize fans to get out and vote. Lovato will bring the political ballad to life during an unforgettable performance at the Billboard Music Awards, airing live October 14 at 8pm EST/PST on NBC. The new song is now available globally to download and stream.
Listen to "Commander In Chief" HERE
Written by an all-star group of musicians including Lovato, Julia Michaels, FINNEAS, Justin Tranter, and Eren Cannata, “Commander In Chief” arrives just before the monumental elections, at a time when the nation is more split apart than ever. The song’s message serves to voice the outrage and pain that has been felt in response to recent events, as Lovato sings:
“We were taught when we were young,
If we fight for what’s right there won’t be justice for just some.
We won’t give up, stand our ground.
We’ll be in the streets while you’re bunkering down.
Loud and proud, best believe
We’ll still take knee, while you’re
Commander in Chief.”
Along with releasing the song, Lovato is also providing fans information about the voting process and how they can take action via her social media channels. She will also release an accompanying music video for “Commander In Chief” following her Billboard Music Awards performance tonight. Stay tuned to socials for more.
The multi-platinum singer kicked off 2020 with the debut of her powerhouse ballad “Anyone” during a stripped-down performance at the GRAMMY Awards, and then quickly followed it up by performing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIV, proving that she is back stronger than ever. In March, Lovato released her up-tempo, self-reflective new single “I Love Me,” followed by a collaboration with Sam Smith for “I Love Me,” and then most recently, partnering with Marshmello for the release of the uplifting track “Ok Not To Be Ok” timed to Global Suicide Prevention Day.
ABOUT DEMI LOVATO
Demi Lovato is a globally known, multi-platinum singer with one of the biggest social media followings of 108+ million. Her 2008 debut album, Don’t Forget, was followed with sold-out world tours and five hit records, including 2017’s Tell Me You Love Me, featuring the viral hit "Sorry Not Sorry". Other hit singles include "Cool for the Summer" and "Heart Attack", among others. In early 2020, she made her return to the stage with the debut of “Anyone” at the GRAMMY Awards and appeared at Super Bowl LIV where she performed the National Anthem, followed by the recent release of her empowering new single “I Love Me” and then most recently “I’m Ready” with Sam Smith where the two declare that they are ready to be loved. Alongside her music, Demi has also maintained an acting career, and recently appeared in the final season of NBC's "Will & Grace" and the recent Netflix feature film “Eurovision” opposite Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Pierce Brosnan. She is also currently in production on her Quibi talk show, which is expected to be released on the platform later this year
Lovato has been honored with numerous awards, including an MTV Video Music Award, five People’s Choice Awards, an ALMA Award, a Latin American Music Award, a GLAAD Vanguard Award for LGBTQ activism, and most recently a VMA nomination for “I Love Me” in the “Video for Good” category. She has received two GRAMMY Award nominations, four Billboard Music Award nominations and three Brit Award nominations. Lovato is a passionate global advocate for mental health, named by Global Citizen as the organization’s official ambassador in 2017. She was also honored by the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, with the Artistic Award for Courage, and is a New York Times Best-Selling author.
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