Demi Lovato Talks “Camp Rock 2” Tour, New Album, And Joe Jonas
Anthony Jones – AHN Entertainment Reporter
Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN) – If you’ve never heard of Demi Lovato, you probably have never tuned into the Disney Channel. Right now, you’d catch episodes of her sitcom “Sonny With a Chance,” along with promos for her upcoming “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” and music videos starring the Texas-native all in between. While Lovato is the current face of Disney’s pop machine, she’s also easily one of the most talented. Her two self-penned albums “Don’t Forget” and “Here We Go Again” have showed maturity beyond her 17 years and she’s already at work on her third.
Following her highly publicized break-up with middle brother Joe, Lovato is heading out on tour with the Jonas Brothers and the rest of the “Camp Rock 2” crew this week. She took time to talk to CNS exclusively about her new music, new sound, and touring with her ex-boyfriend.
CNS: It’s been a year since your last album, “Here We Go Again, and I hear you’ve been working on your third album already. What can you tell me about what you’ve written or recorded so far?
Demi Lovato: The new album so far it’s a little more pop, it’s more R&B. It’s a little more soulful. It has a different sound to it so I’m really excited to see how it turns out.
CNS: So it’s a little bit of a departure from your rock sound?
DL: Kind of, but I feel like I’m going to be doing that too so I might be incorporating rock and R&B.
CNS: So who would you saying is inspiring your sound right now?
DL: I would say Keri Hilson and Rihanna.
CNS: You worked with John Mayer on your last album. You guys hooked up through Twitter. Who would you send some tweets to and ask them to work with you on your new album?
DL: I would love, love, love to collaborate with Trey Songz. I think that’d be awesome.
CNS: I also heard that you wrote a Spanish song for your new album. What’s that like?
DL: I wrote a half Spanish song. It turned out really incredible so hopefully my fans will love it too.
CNS: “Here We Go Again” seemed already more mature than “Don’t Forget” and that was only released a few months later. It sounds like you’re planning on taking more time with this album.
DL: It’s something that I’m doing on purpose, you know. It’s something I want to focus on and really pour myself into it. I don’t want to rush it out. I definitely feel like I’m proud of everything I put out there.
CNS: So this is the first time there’s ever been a “ Camp Rock ” tour and I hear it’s going to bigger than your previous tours, with costume changes and all. How is it going to be different from your previous shows?
DL: “ Camp Rock ” is spread out through a lot of it. You’ll have to wait and find out.
CNS: In “Camp Rock 2,” there’s dancing during the numbers for “Can’t Back Down” and “It’s On.” Are you going to be dancing on stage this time around?
DL: I will be. I’m adding dancers to my own personal set, not just for “ Camp Rock .” It’s going to be a whole other element and I’m excited to see how it turns out. I’m just excited for my fans to see it.
CNS: So you’ve toured with the Jonas Brothers before, but this is the first time since you and Joe’s breakup. How are you feeling about touring with Joe? Do you feel things are going to be different?
DL: We thought about it when we first started dating, you know, to think about the consequences or what would happen if we weren’t dating when it came to tour. It’s definitely something we thought about before and we’re just dealing with now. It’s not bad, you know. We had a really great friendship before and now we just have to keep it going.
Demi Lovato, the Jonas Brothers, and the stars of “Camp Rock 2” kick off their tour on August 7th in Tinley Park and continue on through November. “Camp Rock 2” premieres on the Disney Channel September 3rd.