Skyscraper by Demi Lovato
20 year old pop sensation, Demi Lovato released her emotional ballad entitled “Skyscraper” on July 12th 2011. The song got a widespread release, and was well received from even the toughest critics. The song debuted at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 176,000 downloads during its first week of release. The music video for the song was released on July 13th 2011, also being a hit among viewers. The lyrics send an uplifting message to her fans, or people that are going through a similar situation that she did. The song was written by Estonian singer Kerli K iv, and although Demi didn t write the song herself, she felt a strong emotional attachment to the lyrics, and decided to release it for her own.
The music video was recorded in northwestern Utah, in the middle the Bonneville Saint Flats desert. The inspiration behind the video was to be set in apocalyptic times, with demi standing in the middle of the ruins, with one skyscraper still standing tall. The inspirational video was directed by Mark Pellington. Demi s management sent her different video ideas from different directors, but in the end chose Marks, because he was really respected as a director.
Demi stated that the video was an emotional release for her. The video showcases her personal struggles in the past; including her former eating disorder and cutting, and that she finally received medical attention. Demi mentioned that she was suffering inside and felt as if she was walking on broken glass . She took that emotion that she felt, and poured it all out in Skyscraper video, and fans can really feel that emotion that she is giving.
The Skyscraper by Demi Lovato Music Video is the perfect example of what true emotion is. It not only shows the emotional, vulnerable side to Demi, but also gives others an uplifting message, that they can also make it through like she did. A lot of celebrities showed their support for Demi, and praised the song. Her breathy vocals, emotional stress, and her strength, blended together, to make a true mark in musical history.