Demi Lovato's "I Love Me" Music Video Is Filled With Ghosts From Her Past, and It's Amazing
On Friday, Demi Lovato released the music video for "I Love Me," and it was just as empowering as fans had hoped. As the first single from Lovato's upcoming seventh studio album, the song is a self-love anthem with an Easter egg-filled video that will move even the most stoic Lovatic to get emotional. All the Easter eggs are references to Lovato's journey from her Barney days to her current superstardom. There are callbacks to her days on Disney, her relationship with the Jonas Brothers, and her drug overdose in 2018. It's a beautiful look back at Lovato's past and a buoyant look to her future. Keep reading for more Easter eggs!
Demi Lovato's Mom, Dianna De La Garza, and Older Sister, Dallas
Although Dianna and Dallas don't make appearances in the video, the woman and her two young children represent the trio, who remain close to this day.
Demi Lovato's Confident Album Era
As Lovato walks along the sidewalk, she passes a team of bodyguards surrounding a woman dressed similarly to Lovato during her Confident album era back in 2015.
Demi Lovato's Role in Camp Rock
Who wouldn't recognize the iconic outfits of Mitchie Torres and the Connect 3 trio from Disney's Camp Rock films? Not only was the role basically Lovato's big break, but it also introduced her to the Jonas Brothers.
The Jonas Brothers
When Lovato passes by the trio of well-dressed brothers, there's no mistaking their similarity to the Jonas Brothers. Their outfits are almost identical to the brothers' looks at the 2020 Grammys. Lovato has a long and complicated history with the Jonas brothers — having dated Joe and been close friends and business partners with Nick — but it seems like she's letting go of any hard feelings. The singer smiles as the boys pass her by, seemingly at peace letting them go on without her.
Demi Lovato's 2018 Drug Overdose
In a particularly heartbreaking moment, Lovato passes by as someone is being taken into a waiting ambulance on a gurney, referencing the singer's nearly fatal drug overdose in 2018. Lovato briefly lays her hand on the person as they're wheeled away before continuing with her journey, as she has in real life.
In one of the final moments of the video, a newly married couple passes by Lovato and she looks after them wistfully for a brief second before smiling as she walks toward a group of friends awaiting her. The couple seems to allude to the singer's ex, Wilmer Valderrama, and his engagement to model Amanda Pacheco. The two remained close after their breakup, with Valderrama visiting Lovato in the hospital after her overdose, and it seems like Lovato is sending the message that she's OK with his upcoming nuptials. After all, she has self-love to focus on right now.