Demi Lovato is mining her life in her art.
The 28-year-old singer’s music video for her most recent song, “Dancing With the Devil,” is a moment-by-moment recreation of the night in 2018 that she suffered a close deadly drug overdose, as per Entertainment Weekly.
Watchers will be shown a precise depiction of Lovato’s startling brush with death, from her partying at a bar to her lying on a gurney in a hospital.
Coordinated by the “Confident” singer herself, alongside Michael D. Ratner — whose production organization, OBB Media, likewise did her new docuseries “Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil” — the video is exact down to the smallest subtleties, including a similar clothes, makeup and hairstyle she wore that night, Entertainment Weekly said. They told the magazine that the video was intended to be a catharsis.
Pictures published online by the magazine show some behind-the-scenes looks at Lovato shooting the video, including one shot of her concealed to her neck by a sheet with dark circles around her eyes.
“Sometimes being descriptive can be triggering, but that’s the sad, sad truth of how dark it can get,” Lovato told EW about the process of recording the song for the video. “That’s important to give people, too.”
In her new docuseries, which can be seen on YouTube, Lovato uncovered that she was discovered naked and blue in July 2018 after overdosing on a cocktail of heroin and fentanyl-laced oxycodone.
She was moved from her Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and suffered three strokes and a heart attack.
The strokes caused permanent brain damage and left the performer with blind spots in her vision that render her unfit to drive.
“I’m really lucky to be alive,” Lovato said in the series. “My doctors said that, like, I had five to 10 more minutes, and had my assistant not come in, I wouldn’t be here today.”
The “Camp Rock” alum likewise guaranteed that she was explicitly attacked and “left for dead” by the dealer who delivered the drugs that prompted her overdose.
Lovato, who relapsed on heroin after her hospital stay, recently uncovered that she recognizes as pansexual and is available to either a male or female partner.
“I’m so fluid now, and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was super closeted off,” she said on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
The actress seventh studio album, “Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over,” is out Friday.
#Dancing With the Devil
Disclaimer: The views, suggestions, and opinions expressed here are the sole responsibility of the experts. No California Times journalist was involved in the writing and production of this article.