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Summer Groove of the Evening/Demi Lovato/”Cool for the Summer”(Todd Terry Remix)

Since you’ve most likely listened to the original version of Ms. Lovato‘s sun-soaked, synth-ed up banger, “Cool for the Summer,” 785, 432 times today, why not switch things up a bit and take a dip into this delicious deep house rewerk provided by the one-and-only, Mr. Todd Terry…you’ll certainly be glad you did. 

Happy first night of summer, kids! Now, let’s get cool because it’s certainly gearing up to be a hot one out there this year. 

Dance

 

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Jam of the Day/Demi Lovato/”Body Say”

In case you haven’t noticed (looking at how its currently sitting at number 141 on the iTunes 100 Singles Chart…you sort of haven’t), Ms. Demi Lovato recently served us with not just one of the best singles of her music career, but of the summer. 

The slinky, sexy “Body Say” is the best baby makin’ beat that we could’ve ever wanted from the former Camp Rock diva, mostly because it showcases a smokier, sexier, more restrained vocal set (“Heart Attack” this ain’t..yikes!) placed on top of a sexually synth-ed up production that will just make you want to take it all off right here and right now. Seriously, you should see what I’m wearing right now just by giving it a romp this morning…nothing. 

Another reason you should press yas on Ms. Lovato’s bedroom romp is that the slow, steady feel of it is all (red) laced as part of a “slow pop movement” that’s rapidly taking over mainstream radio, thanks to the likes of some our favorite current leading radio ladies including Britney Spears, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande, all of whom have been more than putting in that, um, work to get us thinking about doing the nasty all damn day long. 

So, try on (or take it off) “Body Say” because until we get an official video (by the way, where is it?), we’re just going to have use our imaginations, but when it comes to Ms. Demi’s underrated summer groove, you’ll be thinking about a little sex in the summer in no time at all. 

Go. 

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Track-by-Track Truth/Demi Lovato/’Confident’

In case you didn’t know...Demi Lovato really knows how to shatter some windows. 

Seriously, the former Camp Rock diva girl really knows how to belt it out to the fullest. Most likely, everybody already knows this fact and well, that’s pretty much the only thing you’re going to keep with you after getting lost in her fifth record, Confident, which hits headphones today.

Kicking off armed and ready with the one, two punch of the title track and the cherry pop-licious, “Cool for the Summer,” the high-strung beats of those bouncy tunes (which there should’ve been more of because the pop music fluff side of Demi has been quite delightful) fade down to a somber collection of mid-tempo grooves and powerhouse ballads that sometimes sound like continuations of her earlier hits like “Skyscraper” and “Heart Attack,” much less anything fresh and fierce. 

But the one goal that Ms. Lovato certainly accomplished with this record is that she certainly proves she’s now a young woman free from Disney (in which Selena Gomez tried to do the same thing last week with her Revival record.#notquiteboo)  and full of confidence after working hard to recover from her struggles with an eating disorder. However, since Ms. Demi served us with the sexually candy coated clip for “Summer,” the roar of the title cut, and her recent eye-popping nude shoot for Vanity Fair, we sort of knew that already, leaving the album to take away from the intrigue that’s rocked our Demi Lovato worlds these past few months.

There might be quite a few new Demi grooves that will grab your ‘buds attention, but for the most part Confident is (once) again Ms. Demi proving that she knows how to sing her little heart out, only this time doing it with a new music swagger that doesn’t quite find its stride.

Check out Philly Mixtape’s full track-by-track truth of Demi Lovto’s Confident below. 

“Confident” 

What’s wrong with loving the pumping title track? Absolutely nothing. 

“Cool for the Summer” 

This Max Martin produced wonder will forever have us tasting Demi’s music cherry not just in summer, but all year long. 

“Old Ways” 

Two words-third single. One listen to the dark, mid-tempo banger and you’ll know why. 

“For You” 

What do powerful ’80s synths and Demi’s powerhouse vocals have in common? They’re all here on an almost too much display. 

“Stone Cold” 

A stripped down piano driven ballad that showcases the more husker side of Demi’s vocal tone-but it doesn’t last for long.  

“Kingdom Come” 

This trap influenced tune could’ve worked a whole lot better if Ms. Azalea wasn’t involved. 

“Waitin For You”

Slinky, sexy, yas. 

“Wildfire” 

A snoozy mid tempo misfire. 

“Lionheart” 

The best song that Kelly Clarkson never did. Pop those eardrums, girl. Sigh…

“Yes”

Another not so Confident mid tempo music snooze. 

“Father” 

Demi’s gospel driven serenade dedicated to her deceased father will have you reaching for a Kleenex.