Tell Me You Love Me [Deluxe Edition]

Tell Me You Love Me [Deluxe Edition]

by Demi LovatoDemi Lovato

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Just prior to the launch of the album cycle for Tell Me You Love Me, Demi Lovato sat for an interview with MTV News to discuss her sixth album and wound up comparing her new record to Christina Aguilera's 2002 Stripped. Lovato intended the juxtaposition to highlight the album's heavy modern R&B influence but the two records also share a candid carnality that sometimes feels a bit too blunt. It's not just that Lovato can't resist peppering her lyrics with profanity -- the album is littered with conjugations of "f***," arriving on both ballads and uptempo cuts -- but she dispenses with niceties throughout the record, imploring a mate they should "Ruin the Friendship" and slide into bed, or telling a new love that "lucky for you, I've got all these daddy issues." Subtle the words are not and while the music occasionally matches this braggadocio -- "Daddy Issues" blusters with its stuttering synth drops -- on the whole, Tell Me You Love Me is subtler musically. Lovato's assertions that Tell Me You Love Me is steeped in R&B prove true, and it's not a monochromatic soul either. Opening with the strutting empowerment anthem "Sorry Not Sorry," the album runs the gamut from churchy soul to seductive slow-burners to showstopping ballads designed to showcase every single one of Lovato's diva moves. Although there are ghosts of traditional soul threaded through the record, the production is firmly modern, filled with electronic flair and allusions to hip-hop rhythms. It's a sound that suits Lovato, who has never positioned herself as a retro-soul singer but has repurposed older sounds for a fresh audience. She's usually done this with a pop bent, but with its cool surface, sharply constructed songs, and Lovato's controlled performances -- all elements that more than make up for her lyrical stumbles -- Tell Me You Love Me suggests soul may be her forte. [Tell Me You Love Me was also released in a Deluxe Edition featuring three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2017
Label: Island
UPC: 0602557986914
catalogNumber: 002745002
Rank: 7421

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Demi Lovato   Primary Artist,Vocals
Adam Ross   Acoustic Guitar
Dave Palmer   Keyboards
Steve Rodriguez   Piano,Electric Bass,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Bennett Paysinger   Hammond B3
Ido Zmishlany   Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Danielle Withers   Soprano
Deonis "Pumah" Cook   Tenor (Vocal)
Warren "Oak" Felder   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Thomas Drayton   Bass
Kevin Hissink   Bass,Guitar
John Hill   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Horn
Adam Tressler   Guitar
Ajay Bhattacharyya   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Horn
Nelson Beato   Tenor (Vocal)
Charity Davis   Background Vocals
Sermstyle   Keyboards
MNEK   Vocals
Laurhan Beato   Alto,Choir, Chorus
Daro Behroozi   Tenor Saxophone
Jax Jones   Synthesizer,Drums
Kirby Lauryen   Background Vocals
Lenny Reece   Drums
Stefflon Don   Vocals
Quishima Dixon   Alto,Choir, Chorus
Andrew Pertes   Bass
Zaire Koalo   Vocals
Sean Douglas   Vocals
Trevor Brown   Vocals
Carl L. Carter   Percussion,Drums
Yehonatan Aspril   Electric Guitar
Whitney Rollins   Soprano
Joshua Gawel   Trumpet
Ayani Layli   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

William Simmons   Composer
Mitch Allan   Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer,Vocal Production Assistance
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Stephanie Allen   Composer
David Massey   Executive Producer
Rob Cohen   Engineer
Kyledidthis   Art Direction
Steve Rodriguez   Producer
Mark Ralph   Additional Production
Toby Gad   Composer
Ido Zmishlany   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jonas Jeberg   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Warren "Oak" Felder   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,keyboard arrangements
Demi Lovato   Composer
Kevin Hissink   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ilsey Juber   Composer
Dwayne Carter   Composer
John Hill   Composer,Programming,Producer
Adam Tressler   Composer
DJ Mustard   Producer
Dijon McFarlane   Composer
Ajay Bhattacharyya   Composer,Programming
Jimmy Burney   Composer
Alberto Erazo   Art Direction
Andy Proctor   Package Production
Drew Smith   Engineer
Noonie Bao   Composer
Sermstyle   Producer
Uzoechi Emenike   Composer
Trevor Dahl   Programming,Producer
Jamie Sanderson   Composer
Zeke Mishanec   Vocal Engineer
Taylor Parks   Composer
Jax Jones   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Timucin Aluo   Composer
Manny Galvez   Vocal Engineer
Jose Balaguer   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Chloe Angelides   Composer
Kirby Lauryen   Composer
Jaime Velez   Vocal Engineer
Cheat Codes   Engineer
Brittany Amaradio   Composer
Stint   Producer
Tayla Parx   Vocal Producer
Sarah Aarons   Composer
Jackson Foote   Programming,Producer
Anton Kuhl   Additional Production
James Wong   Composer
Nicole "Coco" Llorens   Vocal Engineer
Zaire Koalo   Producer,drum programming
Sean Douglas   Composer
Mokita   Additional Production
Ashlyn Wilson   Composer
Ari Leff   Programming,Producer
Trevor Brown   Composer,Producer
Oli Straus   Engineer
Winston Howard   Composer
Jeff Shum   Composer
Dayyon Alexander   Composer
Chantry Johnson   Vocal Engineer
Scott Thomas Robinson   Vocal Producer

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