Lovato, 28, spoke to CNN in a recent interview about the song and its message.
“There are so many times that I wanted to write a letter to the president or sit down with him and ask him these questions,” she told CNN. “And then I thought I didn’t really want to do it, and I thought, one of the ways I can do that is write a song and play it so the whole world can hear it, and then he has to answer. on these issues to everyone and not just me. “
In the song, which Lovato co-wrote, she sings “Do you even know the truth / We are in a state of crisis / People are dying / While you load your pockets deep / Commander-in-Chief / How does he feel / Until he can still breathe? “
Lovato said he did not want to split the texts, but hoped to encourage his supporters to remain involved in the political process and vote in next month̵
“We have to come forward and vote because it’s so important that our voices are heard. And, frankly, for me, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, just go out and vote.”
“Come on,” Lovato said. “Prove to them that you’re exactly who I said you were in the song. Just do it, keep going.”
“You’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t. You can list Taylor Swift as a perfect example of just that saying … for years she was broken because she didn’t take a position and she didn’t stand up for those rights. and it has receded into the background and now it has become very political and there are people who are also not happy about it.You just have to live what you think is authentic.For me you use my platform to talk about the things that I think they are wrong. “
“I’m a very social person and because I couldn’t see people, sometimes I felt very isolated and my anxiety and depression came back in waves and fortunately I did a lot of work and I have tools to help me with that. But there are a lot of people who don’t have these tools, “she said.
Her advice to those who are experiencing difficulties at the moment is to try to be of service to others and not be too hard on yourself.
“Just have compassion,” Lovato said. “Know that you are not alone, that many people also experience what you experience.”