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SINGLE PREMIERE: Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack” (+ Lyrics)

On the "Attack".

On the “Attack”.

What a night that was. Halfway through the Oscars, someone decides to leak Demi Lovato‘s new single on the world-wide web. How fun!

The first single from Lovato’s upcoming album, due out this spring, is called “Heart Attack”. It was originally supposed to premiere on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this Friday, but due to the leak of the song last night, its web premiere on that site was moved up to midnight (though it suffered due to a traffic overload, I’m betting you were stuck in it) and it went to iTunes very early this morning. (There’s a link for it below in big letters, you can’t miss it.) It’s currently top 30 on the digital retailer as I’m writing this post. This shouldn’t interfere too much with her label’s strategy for this new release, but I imagine it was a bit of a surprise from them that it got out this early. Lovato began revealing lyrics on her Facebook page several days ago and she couldn’t even get through the chorus before someone taped a recording off a computer and just put it out for the world to hear. Oh well. At least the song’s good. Also, let’s clear it up right now, this is not a hot Olivia Newton-John remake. Could you even imagine if that happened?

With an electro-pop beat and lyrics with a bit more of an edge, there’s a noticeable difference between it and the singles released from her last album, Unbroken. It sort of reminds me of Jordin Sparks‘s “Battlefield” in parts of the lyrics, but it looks like Ryan Tedder didn’t take part in this. Official credits belong to Lovato, Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, and Nikki Williams. Evigan recently worked with Cher Lloyd on a track for her album, Sticks & Stones. Williams is a singer herself and her debut single in the States, “Glowing”, goes to radio next month. With some emotional-sounding strings and a guitar line lucked straight out of a StarGate single, this is definitely the hit that Lovato needs to keep flying up the charts in no time. The lyrics are accessible enough for her younger audience, especially the “Ken doll”/”basketball” rhyme, while her older audience will enjoy Lovato’s evolution into a little more polished material.

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“HEART ATTACK”
(Lovato/Allan/Evigan/Douglas/Williams)

[HALF-CHORUS]
Puttin’ my defenses up
‘Cause I don’t wanna fall in love
If I ever did that
I think I’d have a heart attack

[VERSE 1]
Never put my love out on the line
Never said yes to the right guy
Never had trouble getting what I want
But when it comes to you, I’m never good enough
When I don’t care
I can play ’em like a Ken doll
Won’t wash my hair
Then make ’em bounce like a basketball

[PRE-CHORUS 1]
But you make me wanna act like a girl
Paint my nails and wear high heels
Yeah, it’s you, make me so nervous
Then I just can’t hold your hand

[CHORUS]
You make me glow, but I cover up
Won’t let it show, so I’m
Puttin’ my defenses up
‘Cause I don’t wanna fall in love
‘Cause if I did that
I think I’d have a heart attack (x3)

[VERSE 2]
Never break a sweat for the other guys
When you come around, I get paralyzed
And everytime I try to be myself
It comes out wrong like a cry for help
It’s just not fair
Brings more troubles than it all is worth
I gasp for air
It feels so good, but you know it hurts

[PRE-CHORUS 2]
But you make me wanna act like a girl
Paint my nails and wear perfume
For you, make me so nervous
Then I just can’t hold your hand

[CHORUS]
You make me glow, but I cover up
Won’t let it show, so I’m
Puttin’ my defenses up
‘Cause I don’t wanna fall in love
If I ever did that
I think I’d have a heart attack (x3)

[MIDDLE 8]
The feelings I lost in my lungs
They’re burning, I’d rather be numb
And there’s no one else to blame
So instead I’ll take off in a run
I’m playing too close to the sun
And I burst into flames

[CHORUS]
You make me glow, but I cover up
Won’t let it show, so I’m
Puttin’ my defenses up
‘Cause I don’t wanna fall in love
If I ever did that
I think I’d have a heart attack (x5)

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