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Heart Attack (Rock Version) – Single
- Genre: Pop
- Date: 24 Mar, 2023
- Content: Not-explicit
- Region: NGA
- Track(s): 1
- ℗ 2023 DLG Recordings, LLC, under exclusive license to Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack (Rock Version)” marks a milestone in the artist’s career, celebrating the 10th anniversary of her 2013 hit song, and reimagining it with a sound that reflects where she is with her music. Lovato has re-recorded the vocals of the song, while adding some new production, courtesy of her original collaborators Warren ‘Oak’ Felder and Mitch Allan. The new version is perfect for fans of Lovato’s recent trajectory, in a similar vein to her latest album, 2022’s Holy Fvck.
The rock version of “Heart Attack” starts with a poppier intro that is reminiscent of the original electro-pop song, but quickly shifts to a heavier, guitar-driven sound with a strong drum beat. The maturity and range of Lovato’s vocals are highlighted throughout the song as she hits the high notes with ease. The biting, vulnerable lyrics of the original version remain the same, and the reimagined sound gives them a fresh, powerful impact.
The song’s lyrics explore Lovato’s fear of falling in love, with lines like “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.” She expresses her struggle with being vulnerable and letting someone in, but also the desire to be seen and loved for who she is. The line “But you make me wanna act like a girl/Paint my nails and wear high heels” highlights the ways in which love can make us feel more alive and more like ourselves, even if it is scary.
The bridge of the song is a standout moment, with Lovato singing, “The feelings got lost in my lungs/They’re burning, I’d rather be numb/And there’s no one else to blame/So scared, I take off and I run/I’m flying too close to the sun/And I burst into flames.” The metaphor of flying too close to the sun is powerful, and Lovato’s emotive delivery makes it feel like a deeply personal confession.
“Heart Attack (Rock Version)” is an excellent addition to Lovato’s discography, showing off her range and versatility as an artist. The reimagined sound fits perfectly with Lovato’s current musical style, and her decision to revisit the song shows her appreciation for her fans who have loved the original for the past decade. The rock version of “Heart Attack” is a testament to Lovato’s growth and evolution as an artist, and a celebration of her journey so far.
“Heart Attack (Rock Version)” is a powerful song that showcases Demi Lovato’s growth as an artist. The song’s strong guitar riffs and heavy drum beat create a new, exciting energy, while the emotive vocals and vulnerable lyrics remain as impactful as ever. The rock version of “Heart Attack” is a great way for Lovato to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original song, and a testament to her versatility as a musician. This song is a must-listen for fans of Lovato’s recent work, and for anyone who appreciates powerful, emotive rock music.