Demi Lovato Stands Tall Alone in ‘Skyscraper’ Music Video
Speaking of the clip for her new single, the former ‘Sonny with a Chance’ star explains, ‘That video was an emotional release for me, like therapy…’Demi Lovato has finally debuted the anticipated music video for her new single, “Skyscraper”. In the Mark Pellington-directed clip, the former “Sonny with a Chance” star stands tall amidst destruction. Alone in the Salt Flats desert, she can be seen walking on broken glass.
In an interview with E! News, the 18-year-old songstress said she wants the video to have an emotionally raw feel. “There were so many things that represented my addictions and eating disorders and self-harm,” she explained.
“When I’m unraveling this black fabric… It was the toxicity took over my mind for so long, that oozed out of every pore that I had because I was suffering inside…,” she continued on elaborating. “I’m taking it off and walking on broken glass and powering through it.”
Near the end of her explanation, she admitted, “That video was an emotional release for me, like therapy…” She added, “I kept crying, I was so emotionally invested… That’s when I realized, that’s what music videos are all about.”
About the song itself, Demi revealed she first recorded it around a year ago when her voice was weaker because she was “ruining it by damaging it after every meal.” She re-recorded it after she was released from rehab, but “it just didn’t feel the same, so we kept the original one.”
The ex-girlfriend of Joe Jonas added, “For me it was… so symbolic, it being the song I recorded before treatment and yet it was providing a message. It’s so crazy the way things played out, that it ended up being my symbol and it represented what I’m trying to spread the word about, getting help and rising above any issues that [I and] my fans are dealing with.”