Demi Lovato has released her newest track, “Sorry Not Sorry.”
The song comes after Lovato built up hype over the past few weeks and teases of a music video that features appearances by Paris Hilton and Wiz Khalifa alike.
Lovato teased the single’s release with a heartfelt post a day before its release, penning a letter to her fans and Lovatics: “This is an anthem for anyone who’s ever been hated on and has risen above it and come out from the other side like a f–king savage,” she wrote.
In that way, “Sorry Not Sorry” follows the recent trend of pop anthems for struggling-but-surviving fans: 2017 has already seen the release of Post Malone’s collabo with Quavo on “Congratulations,” Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” Fall Out Boy’s “Champion” and Adam Lambert’s “Two Fux,” besides an armful of other examples.
Lovato puts her take on the trope with lines that confidently assert her newfound power like “Feeling inspired ’cause the tables have turned / Yeah, I’m on fire and I know that it burns.”
After all is said the track is best described as a feature of one’s personal growth against someone else’s stagnation.
The second verse hears Lovato proudly boast “Yeah I know how bad it must hurt to see me like this / But trust me it gets worse.”