Demi Lovato’s pop punk music video for “Substance” dropped today (July 15), and the singer took a page out of an early ’00s aesthetic, complete with a cameo by Paris Hilton.
In the video, Lovato stomps into a board meeting, joins some pals at a diner and gets wild at a house party. The video ends with a red carpet appearance accompanied by Hilton on a motorcycle lighting up some dynamite.
Watch the official music video for “Substance” below:
Ahead of their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! yesterday, Demi Lovato revealed on TikTok that they suffered from a facial injury that resulted in getting stitches. Lovato, 29, used the viral “They Are Gonna Know” sound as they unveiled a gash above their eyebrow that was still bleeding. After the reveal, they mouthed “f—” with a smile.
Guess who hit their head on a crystal and has to get stitches before Kimmel tomorrow??? 🙋🏻🙋🏻 #substance #fuck♬ THEY ARE GONNA KNOW - Heliqs
“Guess who hit their head on a crystal and has to get stitches before Kimmel tomorrow???” the “Dancing With The Devil” singer captioned the clip. Regardless, the singer performed perfectly on the late-night show.
Demi Lovato sounds better than ever performing new single “SUBSTANCE” on #JimmyKimmelLive. https://t.co/3CzbLyZV7k— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 15, 2022
“Substance” addresses Lovato’s history of addiction, something they’ve been very candid about since their near-fatal overdose in 2018. Holy Fvck is Demi’s eighth album and said it has been their most fulfilling album experience yet. “The process of making this album has been the most fulfilling yet and I’m grateful to my fans and collaborators for being on this journey with me. Never have I been more sure of myself and my music and this record speaks that for itself,” Lovato said in a statement. “To my Lovatics who have been rocking out with me since the beginning and those who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you. This record is for you.”
The project is set to debut on August 19.
See what fans thought about the new song and video below: