Demi Lovato Wrote ‘Cool for the Summer’ About a Famous Woman

“Cool for the Summer time” remains to be certainly one of Demi Lovato’s largest bangers — and she or he not too long ago revealed that her personal life impressed the lyrics.

Lovato, 31, defined throughout an interview with Howard Stern that she wrote the tune about hooking up with a lady earlier than she publicly got here out as bisexual. The connection was “by no means public,” however the lady was additionally well-known — although Lovato wouldn’t provide any additional particulars about her id.

When Stern, 69, requested whether or not the thriller paramour is aware of that “Cool for the Summer time” is about her, Lovato mentioned that she doesn’t. Due to her personal present relationship, nonetheless, she has no plans to ID her ex. (Lovato has been courting Jutes since August 2022.)

“I’m in a relationship now and I really feel like that may be inappropriate,” Lovato defined. “I missed the second. Ought to’ve mentioned it again then.”

“Cool for the Summer time” — which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Scorching 100 and is among the tracks Lovato re-recorded for her Revamped album out this month — is about experimenting with a feminine lover and contains lyrics like, “Don’t be scared, ’trigger I’m your physique sort / Simply one thing that we wanna strive.”

Two months after the tune’s launch, Lovato hinted that the lyrics had been primarily based on “private experiences” from her personal life. “I’m not confirming and I’m positively not denying,” she informed British comic Alan Carr in September 2015 when requested whether or not the observe was about lesbianism. “I don’t assume there’s something mistaken with experimentation in any respect.”

Demi Lovato Wrote ‘Cool for the Summer’ About Her Secret Romance With Another Famous Woman

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In March 2021, Lovato mentioned that she identifies as pansexual. “I’m so fluid now — and part of the rationale why I’m so fluid is as a result of I used to be tremendous closeted off,” she mentioned throughout an interview on Joe Rogan’s podcast. “I heard somebody name the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood the ‘alphabet mafia,’ and I used to be like, ‘That’s it. That’s what I’m going with.’ I’m a part of the alphabet mafia and proud.”

Lovato went on to clarify that she realized she could be drawn to ladies whereas watching the 1999 film Merciless Intentions — particularly the picnic scene that includes Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

“I used to be like, ‘Oh, I like that,’” Lovato recalled. “However I felt numerous disgrace as a result of rising up in Texas as a Christian, that’s very frowned upon. Any attraction I needed to a feminine at a younger age, I shut it down earlier than I even let myself course of what I used to be feeling.”

Lovato got here out as nonbinary in Might 2021 and began utilizing they/them pronouns, however she determined to reincorporate she/her pronouns earlier this 12 months as a result of she was bored with making an attempt to clarify the idea of they/them to different individuals.

“It was completely exhausting,” she informed GQ Spain in June. “That is among the causes which have led me to additionally really feel comfy with the female pronoun … I simply received drained.”