Nikki Williams Talks Co-Writing Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack”

21 03 2013

One month after the Chameleon/Island Def Jam deal, Williams found herself hung over on Halloween night, heading for a studio session with a tiara on her head. The singer had been going through some drama — or, as she puts it, “some fucking boy shit” — and poured the emotion into “Heart Attack,” which eventually became the lead single from Demi Lovato’s forthcoming fourth album and sold 215,000 downloads in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “That song just… happened,” says Williams, who shares a songwriting credit with Lovato, Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan and Sean Douglas. “It was just a good flow with the other writers. But… I knew it wasn’t for me. It just didn’t fit in with the rest of my album.”

These days, Williams’ schedule consists of a ton of travel, putting the final touches on her debut studio set and improving her live show (she’ll perform at the 2013 Coachella fest next month). The singer-songwriter has been so busy setting up her own album — which was largely overseen by veteran producer Dallas Austin — that she hardly has time to reflect on “Heart Attack’s” success, or consider snagging any more high-profile songwriting credits. “I write a lot of songs, and they aren’t always going to be for my record,” she says, “so, yeah, I’m happy to share!”

Read the full article HERE.

ALSO, Heart Attack jumped from #22 to #19 on Billboard Hot 100!

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