You loved the song. Now, watch the accompanying video to Demi Lovato‘s brand new single (and the current #1 song on the iTunes Singles Chart), “Skyscraper.”
Wearing a simple white flowing dress, the young songstress stands her ground underneath the blazing desert sun, singing directly into the camera for most of the clip while surveying the landscape and walking over broken glass.
Regarding the video’s symbolism, Demi spoke to E! Online about the meaning behind the video:
“There were so many things that represented my addictions and eating disorders and self-harm,” she explained. “When I’m unraveling this black fabric…It was the toxicity took over my mind for so long, that oozed out of every pore that I had because I was suffering inside…I’m taking it off and walking on broken glass and powering through it.
“That video was an emotional release for me, like therapy…I kept crying, I was so emotionally invested…That’s when I realized, that’s what music videos are all about.”
Simple, strong, and entirely effective–it’s the perfect video to match the song. Congratulations, Demi!
“Skyscraper” was released on July 12. (iTunes)