Really Dont Care is a song by American recording artist Demi Lovato, featuring English recording artist Cher Lloyd. The song was released to US mainstream radio on May 20, 2014, as the fourth single from her self-titled fourth studio album Demi (2013). It was written by Lovato and Lloyd along with Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha and Rami Yacoub, and was produced by Falk and Yaboub. It accumulated the most views of all the songs Lovato streamed from the album prior to its release, and was also the best-selling non-single from Demi. Upon the albums release, Really Dont Care received praise from critics and was cited as a potential single choice by Billboard.
Really Dont Care is an uptempo dance-pop song, with influences of bubblegum pop, that runs for three minutes and twenty-one seconds. Lyrically, the song is a message of defiance to a former lover, with Lovato confidently singing such lines as Even if the stars and moon collide, I never want you back into my life. The song was written in the key of G major. Lovato originally wrote the song as a breakup song. She wanted to make it a more empowering song. Lovato said in an interview, I wanted to make it more empowering. When I thought of the lyrics really dont care, it made me think of bullying, and made me think of the LGBT community, who deal with that so often, but they accept themselves.
Cher Lloyd co-wrote her verse, and is the albums only featured guest.
Adrienne Erin of Star Pulse called Really Dont Care a rocking dance hit, and noted that Lovatos angsty vocals show that she means business; she declared it her favorite song from Demi. Billboard writer Jason Lipshutz praised Lovatos sassy confidence on the track, which effectively showcases her overpowering pipes. He also commented positively on the placement of the song on the track list, noting that Really Dont Care serves a buoyant repreive after more emotionally-heavy tracks. Sam Lansky of Idolator described the song as irresistibly spunky, but found Lloyds short feature to be superfluous. On the other hand, Melinda Newman of HitFix found the song to be too generic, comparing it to Icona Pops breakout hit I Love It (2012).
Background and synopsis
The official music video was released on June 26, 2014, although few teasers for the video were previously uploaded on Lovatos official YouTube channel. The video starts off with Demi expressing her support for the LGBT community and saying that my Jesus loves everyone. After that, the music starts and Lovato is seen singing her single at the parade. The video was filmed on June 8, 2014 at the LA Pride Parade and features cameo appearances from Perez Hilton, Kat Graham, Shane Bitney Crone, Bria and Chrissy, Travis Barker and Wilmer Valderrama. Cher Lloyd also appears during the bridge part of the song. The video was directed by Ryan Pallotta.
The lyric video was released on May 14, 2014. The video features the lyrics of the song above several shots of Brazilian fans lip syncing the song as well as some scenes from concerts where Lovato performs the song during the concert tour. During the video, Lovato makes an appearance to surprise some of the fans. At the end, a message is displayed to thank the Brazilian fans for helping out with the filming of the lyric video.
Cher Lloyd said was inspired by rapper Nicki Minaj, whom she said changed pop music, adding that No one was doing what she was doing, and then she came in and it was kind of one of those things where people were like, Whoa! She just changed pop music. And she did! Theres no denying it.
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