Demi Lovato: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Joylandi 14-Apr, 2021
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
Lyndsey McKenna | April 14, 2021
A few years ago, some of us on the NPR Music team stumbled upon a copy of Demi Lovato's 2013 book, Staying Strong: 365 Days A Year. Reading Lovato's heartfelt daily reflections became a workday habit; her transparency and vulnerability made us ardent admirers who wanted nothing but the very best for Demi.
We made it our mission to get Demi to the Tiny Desk, and though the pandemic had other plans, Lovato's Tiny Desk (home) concert was worth the wait. Recorded on a sunny spring day in her Los Angeles backyard, Lovato begins with a moving rendition of "Tell Me You Love Me" from her 2017 record of the same name, accompanied by subtle, sparse keys. She continues her set with the title tracks from her recently-released studio album, Dancing With The Devil...The Art Of Starting Over. On both tracks, Lovato's voice feels stabilizing and grounding; there's a sense of clarity and purpose in its power.
When interviewed by NPR's Ailsa Chang back in 2017, Demi Lovato said, "I think I've lived a lot of life." Through both her struggles and successes, Lovato's shown all sides of herself - the confident and unapologetic star, but also the complexities of recovery - inviting us on her journey in a deeply personal way. Her intimate (home) concert feels like a natural extension of that sincerity.
"Tell Me You Love Me"
"The Art Of Starting Over"
"Dancing With The Devil"
Demi Lovato: vocals
Steven "Styles" Rodriguez: keys
Director: Mike Drew
Editor: Aaron Kroger
Engineer/Shader: David Vega
Camera Operator: Austin Wavra
Camera Operator: Noel Galan
Camera Operator: Drew Welker
Assistant Camera: Lawrence Montemayor
Audio : Steven "Styles" Rodriguez
Producers: Abby O'Neill
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame, Bob Boilen
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
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    • amazing performance, very enjoyable, and well designed, especially doing these unprecedented, unpredictable times invite more artists, young and experienced , upcoming to do more home tiny desk concerts , even without the admiring fans , and super fans during these spring, summer months

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    • Check it out before it sells out.

    • Petition for Ariana Grande to do a Tiny Desk Home Concert and sing these songs Positions Obvious Pov 34+35

  • Cannot stop watching this awesome performance

  • Just her voice🥺 i woud believe someone who said it is done with autotune, that voice wow no one can sing like that without autotune and a piano she doesn't even need a piano.❤🥺Demi your voice is Magic❤🥰😘

  • I can’t belive she had pneumonia

  • God bless Demi that song "Dancing with the devil" speaking not only to her battle but a lot of our bless all of us

  • I cried my eyes out watching this live 😥

  • Pianist messed it up for me. He was wayyyyy too fast

  • ick

  • I love you Demi. Don't let these motherfuckers fool you, you worth much more. Love ur taugh voice ❤️💚💚💚💚💚💚

  • her voice came back stronger than ever

  • I know this is super random...but is it just me or does anyone else want to see her squirrels? I *LOVE* animals in general, but I love taking pics of squirrels too. This is also random, but I got to pet goats in my neighborhood today, too. It was awesome! Honestly, if I could live near a farm, that'd be awesome because I do love animals that much. The only reason I wouldn't want to live on a farm is mostly because I wouldn't want to pick up the bigger animal's doo-doos.

  • Demi 사랑해요


  • I cannot stop watching this

  • Bless this woman

  • Baby you are so beautiful baby I like your eyes are so beautiful baby

  • Omggg 😭😭😭🙌 DEMIIIIII .... I couldn’t even keep my eyes open I was giving so hard with her vocals and breath control omg

  • I keep coming back to watch this video...I CANT STOP!!

  • Is anyone gonna talk about her speaking voice...or is it just me? ok.... :)

  • How in the world can people dislike this video!??? I would Loveeee to knoww~!

  • She's surely at her best, she used to struggle with some notes live in the Tell me you love me Era now she's exploring more her head voice and falsettos, and the belting is so more stronger and she's sure of them ❤️, we love to see.

  • Dancing with the devil sounds just like no doubt

  • Literal goosebumps at 10:52 onwards 🙌🏼

  • 😍🔥

  • she screamed directly into my soul, what a freakin' voice

  • she is such an amazing singer

  • I find myself coming back to this video pretty often. Each time I listen to it on repeat. I feel this in my soul

  • Far out this is an absolutely epic vocal performance from an incredible human!!

  • imagine being her neighbor and just getting free shows like this - I'm jealous

  • I want to be like this.


  • Killer vocals. Too much panning.

  • Love youuuu demiii

  • shoooooooooook

  • Vocal beast


  • 👍👍👍

  • Talent AF!!

  • Lol Demi looks like a boy

  • I love you Demi your awesome..remember just be you because your beautiful inside and especially inside...authentic xx

  • Demi is amazing as always🤍however, the pianist could of given me more volume and versatility especially in the first song.

  • God bless Demi. She's coming back strong. God is so good🙏.

  • The upper range on this WOMAN!!!!!! You NEVER hear belts this high outside of Gospel and it is a blessing from God!!!!!!!!

  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Demi is amazing 😍

  • She doesn't need an auto tune to sound, awesome, she's one of the best singers in the world 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • best girl and best voice on earth

  • Obsessed


  • Love you, wonderful Demi.

  • this is so good. love you demiiii 💘💘🙀


  • She killed this 😓😓😓

  • Eu amooo essa mulher ❤❤❤

  • The piano switches in DWTD did something to me, ngl. Her voice is sooooooo imperfectly perfect.

  • What I'd do to be her neighbour n hear that angelic voice everyday x

  • it's awesomeeee ✨

  • why don’t talk bout the pic on the wall behind the queen?😏😏😏😏😏

  • What tf did I just watch 😭💘💘💘

  • What a beautiful voice! She is absolutely amazing❤️❤️

  • Wow I thought she was all studio processed and TMZ drama, turns out she can sing.

  • Wonder why the views are so low..

  • I found peace in this concert.

  • Is it just me or is she infinitely better live ?

  • Seriously, I'm just realizing I grew up with Demi's music. Wow, how have I not realized how much she has grown and matured.

  • Meu Deus,essa mulher é muito maravilhosa! que voz é essa meu Deus!

  • 11:12 hit difrent

  • Her Voice 🛐✨

  • I needed this. Im doing ok but I needed this. It makes me feel like I’m learning more and more what I need.

  • So much improvement, I loved you then, I love u now, I’ll love u!!! 🥰🥰 Healing voice.

  • Garota você chegou no seu auge, mais que perfeita.

  • Girl the notes are insane... goosebumps. 🥰🥲

  • Okay, a girl can sing

  • Who disliked this? How? That button shouldn’t exist on this video it’s that good. 😂

  • Wow! What a great performance. She is such talented and beautiful woman. A true queen.

  • Not my thing

  • ThiS NeW vOIcE... you can tell who the new and old fans are, y’all really have no clue

  • Demi for the next bond song

  • WOW!!!!!!

  • VOCALZZZ. ReDEMIption Lovato ❤️

  • This is why Demi should stick to singing and get off social media and leave the politics behind. Focus on music Demi. That will help get you through your body image problems.

  • Geeezzz.. The vocal bruh!!! Man.. Demi, you deserve more than what you have right now. So talented!

  • She looks like plastic

  • Hi demi lovato today for my friend by good a music as cool you onto true love was beautiful if happy. I love you trace homen San Diego

  • She is unbelievable

  • Yes spring! Yes summer! Yes training squirrels to eat out your hand 😄👏!

  • She has the nerve to show up after the yogurt cookies debacle

  • Ooh, oh, oh It's just a little red wine, I'll be fine Not like I wanna do this every night I've been good, don't I deserve it? I think I earned it, feels like it's worth it In my mind, mind Twisted reality, hopeless insanity I told you I was okay, but I was lying I was dancing with the devil Out of control Almost made it to heaven It was closer than you know Playing with the enemy Gambling with my soul It's so hard to say no When you're dancing with the devil Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Yeah, yeah It's just a little white line, I'll be fine But soon that little white line is a little glass pipe Tin foil remedy almost got the best of me I keep praying I don't reach the end of my lifetime, mm Twisted reality, hopeless insanity I told you I was okay, but I was lying I was dancing with the devil Out of control Almost made it to heaven It was closer than you know Playing with the enemy Gambling with my soul It's so hard to say no When you're dancing with the devil Thought I knew my limit, yeah I thought that I could quit it, yeah I thought that I could walk away easily But here I am, falling down on my knees Praying for better days to come and wash this pain away Could you please forgive me? Lord, I'm sorry for dancing with the devil Oh, yeah, yeah Dancing with the devil Out of control Almost made it to heaven It was closer than you know (closer than you know) Playing with the enemy (oh) Gambling with my soul It's so hard to say no When you're dancing with the devil Mm, yeah, mm

  • Incredible.

  • I am fully agree that Demi has a lot of potentials and she's going to serve us more! Have a wonderful career, demi

  • Not me clapping through the screen....

  • where's the grammy queen

  • love you demi

  • Do I see sugar free snacks in the background?

  • Strong, powerful, gorgeous... I'm a musician and can tell you her intonation is PERFECTION (all pitches are spot-on). She is in complete control of her spectacular instrument. I love to hear a pure voice without overproduction! I can't believe she almost died like so many other stars, and still came back with such amazing artistry. It makes me wonder what more we could have seen from Amy Winehouse, had she made it past her addictions...

  • You look like a junki3

  • always stunning queen 😍🥰

  • She’s better than ever. All it took was one big wake up call to unleash her 100% potential. Amazing.

  • i find this triggering

  • 🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮