Demi Lovato's new album, Confident, is a lot more than just a bunch of good songs collected in one place.
Lovato has written some powerful songs for it, but there's one track in particular that deserves a little more explanation. The "Neon Lights" singer is opening up on YouTube about her song titled "Father," which is about her late dad, Patrick Lovato.
"I was very conflicted when he passed because he was abusive," she says in a YouTube clip, which reveals the meaning behind "Father." "He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person, and he wanted to have his family. When my mom married my stepdad he still had this huge heart where he would say, 'I'm so glad Eddie's taking care of you and doing the job that I wish I could do. "
Lovato, who struggles with bipolar disorder, reveals that her father also struggled with mental illness. Because of his disease, Lovato adds, he couldn't really be there for his family in the way that he should have.