Demi Lovato is back with new music, and it's some of her most meaningful work ever.
The artist's upcoming album features songs about recovery and loving herself again. "I Love Me," her latest single, is an empowering anthem about accepting every version of yourself. Lovato recently went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and talked about what led to her 2018 near-fatal overdose and a long-time eating disorder.
Then, she dropped a music video that had so many hidden references and Easter eggs hinting at all of her past selves. One of the most notable was her reference to Camp Rock, which had Disney and O.G. Lovatics freaking out.
The "I Love Me" music video is so empowering.
Lovato confronts different versions of herself in this empowering bop. The singer physically fights herself, showing off her blue belt level jiu-jitsu in the beginning, and then as she walks the streets of New York City, she sees all of her different life phases. That's where fans noticed Demi Lovato as Mitchie in Camp Rock jamming on the street.
Disney fans were literally shook by the throwback reference.
Almost instantly, I noticed that the girl in the background looked like Lovato in the Disney musical classic. As an avid Camp Rock viewer, anyone one would recognize the maroon shirt, bangs, and Nick Jonas's plaid flannel. Lovato looks on admiringly at the Disney Channel star version of herself.