Demi Lovato just released their highly-anticipated and deeply personal new album The Art of Starting Over.
Demi’s new music is their most vulnerable release yet, exploring their struggles with addiction and heartbreak. The album, The Art of Starting Over includes features from superstars Ariana Grande, Sam Fischer, Saweetie, and Noah Cyrus.
In a recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Demi confesses that Ariana is their best friend in the industry and is incredibly supportive. “I have a few close friends who are famous,” Demi says. “The closest friend I have in the industry is Ariana Grande. She’s someone who has been so f****ing supportive time after time after time again and she’s someone I can go to, she’s someone in the industry that when I need an industry friend, she’ll be there for me.” Demi has always kept a close group of friends who aren’t in the industry and says that “it’s so peaceful just to be normal sometimes.”
Demi’s Lovatics have noticed how close Ariana and Demi have become and coined the nickname “Dariana” online. Demi says, “It’s nice to see my name mashed up with someone else’s who’s gonna be a friend forever. [Sometimes] my name’s been mixed up with people that are no longer in my life and it makes me sad, but I know Ariana [Grande] is one that’s always gonna be there. I love ‘Dariana.'”
Ariana appears on the dark and sexy track “Met Him Last Night” about halfway through the album. Listen:
While promoting the album in an interview with Sirius XM, Demi explained how “Met Him Last Night” was actually written over Zoom due to the pandemic. Stars, they Zoom just like us!