After Demi Lovato
's masterpiece of an album, Demi,
was released back in 2013, I was highly anticipating her follow up. Confident,
however, fell so extremely short of everyone's expectations–its performance just couldn't compete with Demi's other projects. So, when she dropped "Sorry Not Sorry" a few weeks ago, I was bouncing off the walls. Finally–this was the Demi we've been missing.
The song itself bangs, and is definitely a summer bop, which is probably what Demi was going for in the recently released video for the track–but that's where everything took a turn for the worse. The video begins with white text on a black screen displaying a date and information about this supposed house party that Demi threw and how the video itself was footage from said party. From this we're launched into a massive pool/house party with people making out literally everywhere, and Demi singing on a lawn of fake grass and patio furniture. Sound familiar? Yeah, I thought so too. That's why I took the time to look back on Justin Bieber
's 2012 video for his collaboration with Nicki Minaj, "Beauty and the Beat
." His video begins the same way, with text stating that a hacker stole personal footage and the video went on to be whatever footage it was that was stolen, then we get the whole pool party spiel and blah blah blah.
Maybe Demi thought adding Wiz Khalifa, Jamie Foxx, and Paris Hilton to the video would distract everyone from the similarities, but that obviously didn't work out too well. Still super pumped to see what Demi has in store for this new DL4 era, but hopefully it includes some more unique visuals.