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#ICYMI: Demi Lovato Discusses Abusive Father In New Video

In case you missed it, “Cool For The Summer” singer Demi Lovato released her new album Confident last week. In addition to featuring her previously mentioned sexy summer hit, the album also features her new single, which is also called “Confident,” and her standout album cut, “Father.” Demi explained that “Father” is a tribute to her own late father Patrick Lovato. She explained that writing about her father was a cathartic way to deal with what was often a conflicted relationship.

“I was very conflicted when he passed because he was abusive,” Demi explains. “He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person. And he wanted to have his family, and when my mom married my stepdad, he still had this huge heart where he said, ‘I’m so glad that he’s taking care of you and doing the job that I wish I could do.’” She adds, “To know that it wasn’t really his fault really was saddening to me. I wanted to write about it. I wanted to process it, and ‘Father’ really helped me do that.”

Watch the video above.