Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has released an audacious new version of her iconic track, “Cool for the Summer (Rock Version).” The revamped single, now available for streaming, exhibits a darker tone with its edgier vocals and updated production.
The track is imbued with a fresh vigor courtesy of Warren ‘Oak’ Felder, Keith “Ten4” Sorrelles, and Alex Nice, who gave the summer anthem a vibrant rock twist. Lovato initially released “Cool for the Summer” eight years ago as the opening single from her fifth studio album, “Confident.” The track quickly resonated with fans worldwide, attaining triple-platinum status and reaching number one on Billboard’s Dance Club Chart.
The reimagined single marks Lovato’s second endeavor in refreshing her popular songs to align with her current musical direction. Earlier this year, she also released a rock rendition of “Heart Attack” to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The reception was overwhelmingly positive, with both fans and critics lauding the renewed version of the track.
Lovato introduced rock versions of both tracks during her 2022 HOLY FVCK Tour, promoting her same-titled album. The tour followed the success of her critically acclaimed “HOLY FVCK” album. The album marked a return to Lovato’s rock and pop-punk origins, featuring singles like “29,” “SUBSTANCE,” and “SKIN OF MY TEETH” and collaborations with artists such as Yungblud, Royal & The Serpent, and Dead Sara.
“HOLY FVCK” debuted at the pinnacle of three distinct Billboard charts, namely the Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Alternative Albums. It also earned Lovato a prestigious nomination for the 2023 GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Music Artist category.
Lovato’s artistic evolution and her venture into rock music mark a significant shift in her musical journey. Fans are eager to see how this transformation will shape her future projects, as the artist continues to reinvent herself while remaining true to her musical roots.