Demi Lovato: "I Hope That My Music is Louder Than My Personal Life"

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We're gearing up for our exclusive live chat with Demi Lovato today at 8pm EST/5pm PST, but before that, our friends at AOL Music have a brand new interview with Demi. Here are some highlights: You've been getting rave reviews... 000_011_838_demiaolint

We're gearing up for our exclusive live chat with Demi Lovato today at 8pm EST/5pm PST, but before that, our friends at AOL Music have a brand new interview with Demi.

Here are some highlights:

You've been getting rave reviews from other artists for your new single ';Skyscraper.' What's your reaction to all of the praise and support?

There has been so much positive feedback, it's been so incredible. I hear that people like Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson respect my music and are even tweeting about it on their own time. I mean, it's just been so amazing and I've been so thankful and grateful. It's just so exciting for me, because these are people I look up to myself and then hearing that they're tweeting about me; it's like a dream come true.

Who have you been working with on your new album?

I've been working with [producer and songwriter] Toby Gad and with a couple named Dan [Pringle] and Leah [Haywood], they're with Dreamlab Productions. They're amazing - we've done some really great stuff together. I worked with Ryan Tedder the other day, from OneRepublic. And Tim [James] and Antonina [Armato] from Rock Mafia. So I've worked with some really incredible people and I'm really excited for the other people that I'm going to get to work with soon.

Why have you decided to speak so openly about your issues and what you've been through?

Because I know that if I can use my voice to speak to one person, or one family, then I've done my part. I feel like it's no coincidence that God put me through all of this and has also given me the voice that I have. I feel like my purpose on earth is much greater than just being a singer, a musician or actress. I think it's to reach out to people and to raise awareness of these issues that not many people speak about.

Do you have any fears that you might be labeled as just another troubled child star that went to treatment, and that this label might follow you for the rest of your career?

I hope that my music is louder than my personal life. Whether it's my dating life, or my personal issues and struggles, I hope that my music is louder than that. My goal is to not be labeled as that.

Since you brought up your dating life - are the rumors that you're dating Ryan Phillippe true?

Wow, it's really funny. I think that when you're in Hollywood, people link you up to the most random people. I don't even know where that came from. I think it's really funny and some rumors are just so crazy. I guess that kind of happens when people want to tear you down. But no, it's not true.

';Skyscraper' is about people trying to tear you down and rising above that, and it certainly speaks to your personal struggles, but you didn't actually write it. Are you writing any of the songs on the upcoming album?

The album is actually almost done and yeah, I've co-written a lot of the songs. I'm really excited about what's come out of it and proud of it. Even though I didn't write on ';Skyscraper,' I still had a huge emotional attachment to it and I wanted to record it, because I was just so passionate about it.

What's the next single?

We don't have it chosen yet, because we're still working on so many songs. But, it's going to be just a matter of weeks before we decide. We're all really excited about it and I'm hoping it will be something much lighter, more dance-y. I'm not the kind of Adele artist where I want to sing all ballads and all emotional songs all the time. I still want to have fun, and I like to sing what I like to listen to.

Read the full interview here.

Don't forget to come back to our specials page at 8pm EST/5pm PST today to watch our live chat with Demi. You can ask your questions now using #askdemi.

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