After the former Disney darling released her surprise single, "Sober," on Thursday (June 21), I-G-G-Y took to Twitter to sound off on the news. "I'm proud of you for having the guts to reveal your truth to the world again," she wrote in a tweet. "NOT. EASY. I'm here for you friend! (you know this) I pray you'll choose recovery again. All of us who love you only want to see you happy and heathy."
Later on in the afternoon, Azalea reflected on their friendship, recounting some of their most memorable relationship highlights, including celebrating her 6-year sober streak and jumping a random person's fence in her pajamas. "I am prepared to keep doing crazy sh*t b*tch," she admitted. "I deal with it cause I love you."
During Lovato's almost-four minute ballad, she sings about not being sober anymore and it's a candid reflection on her recent misstep with the help of producers M-Phazes, Tushar Apte, and RØMANS. "Momma, I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore/ And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor/ To the ones who never left me/ We've been down this road before/ I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore," she sings with conviction, before an echo of coos fill the track during the chorus. As Genius pointed out, her early lyrics in the cut ("I got no excuses/ For all of these goodbyes") could be in reference to her reported unfollowing spree, which included childhood friend, Nick Jonas, business collaborator, Phil Mcintyre, and Island Records.
In early June, Lovato alluded to the release of the track when a fan asked about her most heartbreaking song to-date. "The one coming out soon," she responded. "There's nothing like the truth. The honest to God, uncomfortable and shocking truth. Sometimes you have to share your story in the most honest way possible... for me that's through music," she told Twitter followers in late May.
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