Demi Lovato is continuing her battle against mental health and substance abuse.
Earlier today, Lovato revealed on Twitter that she was shooting a new music video on Friday night that included nothing but a hospital bed, a ventilator and and a limousine. The newly released video for the song, which is titled…Don’t Forget About Us, features the singer recreating the night she almost died last month from a heroin overdose.
Demi posted the following on Twitter:
Excited to share new music… At midnight, it’s time to film this video and what started as a very private moment is now something I look forward to sharing with all of you….I can’t wait for you to see this. 💜 #ILoveThisShit pic.twitter.com/7UUNgksDC6 — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 5, 2020
The pop star’s music video for the song had already been teased prior to its official release on Friday, when Demi posted three different teasers on her Snapchat – a game of “pool pool pool”, a punny reference to the singer’s financial downfall (and horrendous money decisions), and a preview of the scenes involving a hospital bed.
At the end of one clip, where Lovato stands in front of a black and white spotlight, she features what looks like various bits of medical equipment. In another, the singer is also seen in a hospital bed, which is empty at the moment, with her voice singing on it. In the third clip, she is shown speaking into a mask, which then switches to focusing on an empty ventilator.
Demi Lovato by @DannyShallweate/Visuals by @DannyShallweate.
Lovato told People in March that her forthcoming single, which she recently teased on Instagram, “tells the story of how you’re dealing with your issues” and also pays tribute to her late best friend, Christina Grimmie, who was shot and killed in June 2016 during a concert.
Demi released the first single from her upcoming album, Tell Me You Love Me, in April. The 23-year-old Grammy nominee, who has spoken publicly about her struggles with mental health and addiction, also just debuted a new album art design – an image of herself wearing a hospital gown.