Last week, I started seeing Demi Lovato
tweeting the mysterious #SNS, and I was intrigued. The release of this single is Lovato's first solo release since she announced to fans over Twitter that she was "taking a break from music and the spotlight" back in October of 2016.
I've never really closely followed Demi Lovato - although "La La Land" and "Get Back" were my middle school jams - so I didn't actually know about her taking time off from music until this single came out. I was therefore kind of confused and skeptical when I started seeing all the hype - I mean, it's just a single, right? Just days ago, Demi was posting all these gifs and countdowns, and even Nick Jonas
hopped onto the SNS hashtag to promote the song.
It all seemed kind of excessive, but the tweets did get me wondering about the single. I was so curious, I had to know, was the song actually worth the hype? So, I guess all that promotion did its job if it got me, a non-fan, to listen to the single the day it came out. And, even better, "Sorry Not Sorry" is actually worth all that promotion.
"Sorry Not Sorry" is the feeling of success in a song. Lyrics like "Now I'm out here looking like revenge, feelin' like a 10, the best I ever been" and "Feeling inspired ‘cause the tables have turned, yeah I'm on fire and I know that it burns" perfectly capture that super satisfying "wearing your best outfit on your first night out since getting over your ex" vibe. Lovato's undeniably powerful voice belts the chorus with the confidence of someone who definitely isn't sorry, and doesn't need to be. The production equally great; produced by Zaire Koalo, Trevor Brown, and Warren "Oak" Felder, the bass is probably the most satisfying part of the track. When the bass comes in for the chorus, it really rounds out the whole song, creating an impressively full sound. Overall, "Sorry Not Sorry" definitely has potential to become an anthem for confidence.