Demi Lovato Releases New Single “Substance”

Demi Lovato is embracing the substance

The 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress has released their new song “Substance,” as well as the music video for the track.

Demi LovatoIt’s the second single off Lovato’s eighth studio album, Holy Fvck. The single was released on Friday (July 15) alongside with the video that feels just as angry as the song sounds — perfectly paving the way for Lovato’s fresh new era as a bona fide punk rocker. 

As she wails over full-throttle drums and guitars lifted straight from late ’90s/early 2000s emo rock hits, the video finds Lovato smashing a glass gold record plaque with a baseball bat, falling purposefully out the window of a skyscraper conference room and spray painting “Holy Fvck” onto a wall.

“So I ask myself: Am I the only one looking for substance?” they sing. “Got high, it only left me lonely and loveless/ Don’t wanna end up in a casket/ head full of maggots, body full of jack s–t/ I get an abundance/ Am I the only one looking for substance?”

The new single arrives just one day after the Grammy nominee unveiled the full tracklist for Holy Fvck.

In addition to “Substance” and lead single “Skin of My Teeth,” which Lovato released in June, the August 19-slated album includes 14 other tracks featuring collaborations with YungBlud, Royal & The Serpent, and Dead Sara.

Lovato has been in the process of launching an edgy new musical style since January, when she held a metaphorical funeral for the seven albums worth of pop music the “Cool For The Summer” singer made leading up to Holy Fvck. They’ve been steadily teasing bits and pieces of songs on the upcoming album on social media, and recently said in a statement: “Never have I been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks that for itself.”

“To my Lovatics who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you,” they continued. “This record is for you.”

Demi Lovato to Launch 32-City South & North American “Holy Fvck” Tour in August

Demi Lovato is taking the show on the road…

A day after announcing the title and release date for their upcoming eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, the 29-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actor has revealed the dates for the tour in support of the collection.

Demi LovatoThe 32-date outing is scheduled to begin with a pair of state fair dates in the Midwest before officially launching with an August 30 date at Espaço das Américas in São Paulo, Brazil.

“I’m so excited to get back on the road after four years without touring, and even longer since I’ve toured in South America,” said Lovato in a statement. “We’re working so hard to deliver an incredible show for all my fans and I can’t wait to see them in person to celebrate this new music.”

The Live Nation-produced tour will hit North America beginning on September 22 at the Hard Rock Live Sacramento, then hit San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, New York, Atlanta, Nashville and New Orleans before winding down with a November 6 gig at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.

Among the supporting acts on the tour for the North American leg are Dead Sara and The Serpent.

Lovato’s 16-track Holy Fvck is slated for release on August 19 via Island Records and it promises to revisit Demi’s rock and pop-punk roots.

“The process of making this album has been the most fulfilling yet, and I’m grateful to my fans and collaborators for being on this journey with me,” they said in a press statement. “Never have I been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks that for itself. To my Lovatics who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you. This record is for you.”

Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning Friday (June 10) at 10:00 am local time here.

The singer will perform the lead single, “Skin of My Teeth,” on The Tonight Show on Thursday, June 9.

Holy Fvck follows Lovato’s 2021 album, Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated April 17, 2021.

Here are the dates for the Holy Fvck tour:

South American Dates:  

Aug. 30 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaço das Américas
Sept. 2 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Esplanada do Mineirão
Sept. 4 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio (FESTIVAL)
Sept. 7 – Bogotá, Colombia @ Movistar Arena
Sept. 9 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Movistar Arena
Sept. 13 – Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena 

North American dates:
Aug. 13 – Springfield, IL @ Illinois State Fair
Aug. 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair
Sept. 22 – Wheatland, CA @ Hard Rock Live Sacramento *
Sept. 23 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino *
Sept. 25 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds *
Sept. 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *
Sept. 28 – Inglewood, CA @ YouTube Theater ^
Sept. 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas ^
Oct. 3 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium ^
Oct. 5 – Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre ^
Oct. 7 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit ^
Oct. 9 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre ^
Oct. 10 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem ^
Oct. 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia ^
Oct. 13 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway ^
Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON @ History ^
Oct. 16 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia ^
Oct. 18 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre ^
Oct.  21 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *
Oct. 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy *
Oct. 25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
Oct. 28 – Tampa, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *
Oct. 30 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center *
Nov. 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore New Orleans *
Nov. 3 – Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall *
Nov. 6 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *

* DEAD SARA
^ Royal & The Serpent