Demi Lovato had lofty goals for Here We Go Again: "I wanted not only to make a great album, but I also want my music to inspire people, to help them get through whatever they're going through in their lives. That's the ultimate goal with every piece of music I make." On Here We Go Again, with ultra-personal songs like the irresistible, buoyant title track, the hard-rockin', sultry "Got Dynamite" and confessional pop perfection of "Solo," Demi met--and exceeded--her goals. The multi-talented 16-year-old became a household name thanks to TV smashes--her starring roles in the Disney Channel sitcom "Sonny With a Chance" and movie "Camp Rock"--but, Demi says emphatically, "music is my first love."
Demi also experimented with a few songs she ultimately felt were too mature lyrically or that she worried might be too pointed. "When I'm a little older, maybe my fans will be ready. But this album really expresses my writing and look right now. Fortunately, I haven't had to compromise in my career but you do learn more about yourself writing about your life and feelings. It's like a diary, and not everyone gets the opportunity to do something like this."
She also offers inspiring lyrics for her young listeners on the empowering and whisper-to-a-scream bounce of "Everything You're Not," singing, "I want a gentleman who treats me like a queen / I need respect, I need love, nothing in between." While there are songs about `lost love' on Here We Go Again, Demi says, "I think this new album is more hopeful than Don't Forget. This is like being excited about breaking up and making up."