Demi Lovato seems to be keeping with the intensity of “Holy Fvck” and “Dancing With the Devil” in their newest single “Still Alive,” and yes they battled Ghostface in case you’re wondering.
Even though they mainly sing about the horrors of the movie the single is repping, their personal scares kind of creep into the song at some point as they sing: “Went to hell but I’m back and I’m breathing, make me bleed but my heart is still beating.” Lovato has been open about their health scares and battle with drugs – an almost lethal battle they described in their 2021 single “Dancing with the Devil.”
“I couldn’t think of a more perfect home for ‘Still Alive’ than within the Scream universe,” Lovato said in a press release. “I’m a huge fan of the films, so it’s an honor to contribute to such an iconic horror franchise.”
And like a true fan, Lovato really committed to the fears in the movie and perfectly captured the situations of the characters dealing with an otherworldly monster. “Woke up under water, throat chained at the collar / Couldn’t get any farther from the daylight / Was I still dreaming, stuck to a machine or / Choking and screaming with my hands tied?”
Two lines from the first verse pay homage to the movie’s tagline – “In a city of millions, no one hears you scream” – “Callin’ and callin’ but nobody comes/Fallin’ and fallin’, no air in my lungs.”
The accompanying music video alternate between scenes from the movie, Lovato and a group of friends watching the movie and kind of becoming a part of it along the way.
As we draw nearer to the end of the movie, we see Ghostface attack, Lovato, after the creature has had its fill terrorizing the movie’s characters. We then see Lovato holding a knife over Ghostface’s body before we realize that they have become a part of the movie they’re watching.
“Still Alive” is Lovato’s first music since they released 2022’s “Holy Fvck,” featuring songs like “Skin of My Teeth,” and “29.” The song, co-written by Lovato and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, is also the lead single off the Scream VI soundtrack.
The latest addition in the Scream franchise will be dropping on March 10 and will follow the lives of the four Woodsboro survivors — Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera), Mindy Meeks-Martin (Jasmin Savoy Brown), Chad Meeks-Martin (Mason Gooding), and Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega) — as they move to New York in their bid to escape their ghostly tormentor.