Nightingale

What is a nightingale? Perhaps, it is just a bird to you, but in this song, the word ‘nightingale’ takes a whole new meaning. Nightingale is a song from American singer-songwriter Demi Lovato’s latest album “DEMI” which was released on May 10, 2013 and no, it is not about a nightingale.

Nightingale is a song personally written by Demi Lovato. This song is about one of her friends who had passed away at the age of 13. “I literally know when he’s in the room with me and I just have a really strong connection to him.” Demi mentioned in a video (Demi Lovato – The Story of DEMI, Ep. 2).

Christmas last year came early for all the Lovatics out there. The black-and-white music video for Nightingale was released just in time for Christmas in 2014, a year and a half after the release of ‘Demi’, her newest album. Upon releasing the music video, Demi shared it via Twitter and tweeted, “Thank you all so much for the most amazing year yet! My Lovatics are truly the best. #Nightingale” The music video of Nightingale focused on the connection between Demi and her fans, the Lovatics, and also serves as a sentimental summary of Demi’s year. A peek behind the scenes at Demi’s concerts, her life on tour, how crazy the fans go… This music video has it all.

To me, this song always reminds me of the precious memories I have with my best friend, perhaps due to the strong friendship bond between two close friends which is evident in Nightingale. Demi’s amazing vocals, along with the meaningful lyrics, appealed to me and it has been my favourite song for months now. I have not grown sick of hearing it over and over again. Nightingale is so emotional that Demi even teared up during numerous performances at her live concerts. If you have never heard of Nightingale, listen to it! You might just end up falling in love with it!

-Chloe Kho (1 Purity)

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