Demi Lovato to release ‘Heart Attack’ rock version, directing a child star documentary

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Singer Demi Lovato attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Demi Lovato will release a rock version of their hit “Heart Attack.”

On their most recent album, ‘HOLY FVCK,’ the 30-year-old artist eschewed pop in favor of rock, and they are now preparing to release a new rendition of the 2013 hit from their fourth album, ‘Demi,’ in the same vein. The heavier version will be available to listeners on Friday. That date is March 24.

Demi tweeted alongside a video of the original song being transformed into a rock version:

“‘Heart Attack’, but make it Rock.”

Demi, who uses both they/them and she/her pronouns, confirmed in December that they were returning to the studio just three months after their album’s release. Demi stated before the release of their album that Hayley Williams is their “dream collaborator.”

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer’s decision to change their sound and career trajectory was influenced by Kelly Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, and Hayley’s band Paramore.

And, despite their album’s harsher tone, Demi stated that they would still love to perform a duet with the lead singer of “Misery Business.” The artist stated in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 that Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” influenced the direction she wanted to take with her music.

It was a fantastic album. And they saw her transition as an artist from R&B soul pop to pop-rock, which made her believe that was exactly what they wanted to achieve.

They also mentioned that Ashlee Simpson’s “LaLa” was something she wanted to do. They were then inspired and discovered bands like Paramore and Flyleaf.

She mentioned Hayley and her desire a long time ago. She met her when she was 15 years old, and the artist seemed to be the type who would root for her in those circumstances. Although she did not get to know her well, she is one of their greatest vocal influences.

Demi Lovato is also taking on the role of director. According to a press release, the singer, songwriter, and actor will direct “Child Star,” a feature-length documentary that will “deconstruct the highs and lows of growing up in the spotlight through the lens of some of the world’s most famous former child stars, including Lovato.”

Michael D. Ratner’s OBB Pictures, Demi Lovato’s DLG, and Scooter Braun’s SB Projects are among the producers. The three companies have already worked together on the critically acclaimed docuseries “Dancing With the Devil,” which will premiere at SXSW 2021. “Dancing With the Devil” delves into Lovato’s life and drug problems, including their near-fatal overdose in 2018. The film will be co-directed by Lovato and Nicola Marsh (“Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story,” “Song Exploder”).