Demi Lovato – Heart Attack (Lyric Video)

1 03 2013

ALSO, Heart Attack reviews:

Billboard

Heart Attack (3:32)
Producers: The Suspex
Writers: Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Nikki Williams, Aaron Phillips, Demi Lovato
Publishers: various
Hollywood Records

“Give Your Heart a Break,” Demi Lovato’s 2012 hit that became biggest single to date, is an immaculate piece of pop songwriting that simultaneously demonstrates the former Disney star’s striking vocal nuances; that last chorus, for instance, turns into a gut-punch simply because of the way Lovato sings the word “in.” As the lead single to her next solo album, “Heart Attack’s” arrangement narrowly misses the irresistible panache of its predecessor — and yet, Lovato’s performance is even more impressive on this new offering. Backed by the Suspex’s crackling wall of percussion and a prodding guitar lick, Lovato allows her fully bloomed personality to carry the song, accenting syllables for added effect on the pre-chorus and belting the bridge without abandon. Lovato’s transformation from brand-affiliated pop talent to a commanding vocal presence is reminiscent of Kelly Clarkson’s breakout on “Breakaway,” and even if this cardiovascular single is not as all-encompassing as her last one, it’s a fantastic sign of what’s in store for the 20-year-old.

Popcrush

Demi Lovato fights falling in love in ‘Heart Attack,’ but chances are you won’t be able to resist her charms once you listen.

Slated for a March 4 release but victim to a leak, the song is similar to some of Lovato’s earlier material, but has more of an electronic feel than we’re used to hearing from the former Disney darling. The track combines drum-and-bass with vague hints of EDM and Kelly Clarkson-style guitar-heavy rock-infused pop.

Despite everything that’s going on in terms of instrumentation and production, Lovato’s  vocals are still at center stage, showcasing an impressive range of octaves and holding power. The ‘X Factor‘ fan favorite belts about how scary it is to fall in love:

You make me want to act like a girl / Painting my nails and wear perfume for you / Make me so nervous and I just can’t hold your hand / You make me glow / But I cover up, won’t let it show / So I’m putting my defenses up / ‘Cause I don’t want to fall in love / If I ever did that / I think I’d have a heart attack.”

Lyrically, ‘Heart Attack’ shows Lovato’s vulnerability, but musically and vocally, it shows just how strong she is.

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