Demi Lovato’s new single “I Love Me” drops tonight and it is the pinnacle of self love. Demi is reclaiming herself and taking a stand for women everywhere. Only a 30 second snippet has been revealed, but we love that in I Love Me she’s wearing our power color: red. While we’re counting down the minutes ‘til I Love Me drops, let’s take a look at the I Love Me lyrics we do have and see what Demi Lovato has said about self-love and self-care:
“Why do I compare myself to everyone?
And I always got my finger on the self-destruct.”
Demi Lovato’s image was one of a wholesome Disney Channel star. But while she rocked out on Camp Rock, she struggled with loving her body – suffering from an eating disorder and body dysmorphia. She had a team of people surrounding her, but according to Demi they weren’t supporting her how she needed.
“I’m a black belt when I’m beating up on myself
But I’m an expert at giving love to somebody else.”
Demi said she so wanted to please the people advising her that she did whatever they said to maintain their image of her. Her only temporary solace from the pressure she felt to live up to their expectations was in her self-destructive habits, which led to the overdose that nearly took her life last year. Thankfully, she realized she deserved more than giving her best to everyone else and took a loving first step by going to rehab.
“Why am I always looking for a ride or die?
‘Cause mine’s the only heart…”
Now, a year and a half later and sober, Demi Lovato has become strengthened by her self love journey. She sports her version of the Self Love Pinky Ring – a tattoo on her finger that says “me” – and a newfound attitude and confidence that comes from realizing that she herself is enough, just how she is.
“I wonder when I love me is enough.”
In her recent appearance on Ellen, Demi said, “I had a moment this Saturday where I spent it alone. It was a Saturday night and I was like, 'You know, it's a self-care night.' I'm going to take a bath, get a massage. And I just had this moment of happiness after taking care of myself where I was just like, I started laughing by myself in my room," she said earlier in the interview. "The phrase that kept repeating in my head was, 'You are completely whole as you are, without anybody, without substances, without this food, whatever. You are good, girl. And that's what I want everyone to know. That's why this song I have coming out is called 'I Love Me.' Like, we are good by ourselves. We don't need a partner; we don't need substance. We are good.”
Demi, you are more than enough: you are abundant. We love to see her killing it, practicing self-love, self-care, and connecting with her authentic, inner me. That’s what our self love movement Fred and Far and the Self Love Pinky Ring are all about.