DEMI LOVATO RELEASES “SWINE”

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22 JUNE 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Demi Lovato has released “SWINE” – listen HERE – a powerful song inspired by the millions of people in the reproductive justice movement who have protested and continue to fight for the right to choose.

The song arrives ahead of the 1-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion in the United States. Demi’s net profits from “SWINE” for a period of one year will be donated to the Reproductive Justice Fund at the Demi Lovato Foundation, which will in turn be directed to three non-profit organizations: NARAL Pro-Choice America, Plan C, and The National Network of Abortion Funds.

"It’s been one year since the Supreme Court's decision to dismantle the constitutional right to a safe abortion, and although the path forward will be challenging, we must continue to be united in our fight for reproductive justice. I created ‘SWINE’ to amplify the voices of those who advocate for choice and bodily autonomy. I want this song to empower not only the birthing people of this country, but everyone who stands up for equality, to embrace their agency and fight for a world where every person's right to make decisions about their own body is honored,” states Demi.

A resource center has been created on Demi’s website. This site includes a map in collaboration with The 19th that displays the status of abortion rights in each state at this moment, as the legal landscape is constantly changing. There are resources from Planned Parenthood - the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for all people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education - and on topics such as how to access an abortion in your area, a hotline to dial if you need immediate support, what funds may be available for you, and how to access abortion pills. There is a space for others to tell their story, which will then be amplified by Demi or the non-profits she is working with. Lastly, there is a donate widget where all proceeds will go to the Reproductive Justice Fund at the Demi Lovato Foundation, which will in turn be directed to the aforementioned non-profits.

“Art and activism are intertwined and present a unique opportunity to challenge social norms and injustices — and inspire people to believe that a better world is possible. Artists shape the zeitgeist of our culture, so it matters when they speak up about issues such as abortion rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and more. Planned Parenthood is most grateful to artists, like Demi Lovato, who is bold, courageous, and not afraid to speak out through their art against attacks to bodily autonomy. Demi using their platform to amplify the need for reproductive rights for all is very powerful during such a crucial time.” - Caren Spruch, National Director, Arts & Entertainment Engagement, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

"We at Plan C believe in the power of art to help shape reality in ways that data cannot – we love to see artists channeling their outrage and passion into new creative works, and we are honored to be a part of ‘SWINE.’ Proceeds from the song will help us continue to widely share information on abortion pills by mail." - Amy Merrill, digital director and co-founder, Plan C

“It’s been a year since the Supreme Court took away our right to abortion, and we are still mad as hell about it. Every day, we read new horror stories about what these bans are doing to pregnant people—and every day, anti-abortion extremists try even harder to ban abortion in every state. We are fighting back, and we won’t stop until our rights are restored. And now, we have a true anthem that meets the moment of crisis we are in. There has never been a more important time to mobilize, and we’re proud to stand with allies and advocates like Demi.” - Angela Vasquez-Giroux, Vice President of Communications and Research, NARAL Pro-Choice America

About

About Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is a GRAMMY-nominated and award-winning musician, actor, advocate, and New York Times best-selling author. With an audience of over 240 million on social media, Demi has established herself as a global sensation.

With nearly 30 billion streams earned worldwide, Demi has captivated audiences with her renowned powerhouse vocals and illustrious songwriting. Demi has released eight studio albums, all of which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and four which boast over one billion streams on Spotify. Her most recent album, HOLY FVCK (2022), is a sonic journey grounded in Demi’s rock and pop-punk roots that illustrates an earnest yet tongue-in-cheek retrospective of her life experiences and opened to widespread acclaim from both critics and fans. The album was hailed as “the best we’ve heard from Lovato to date” (Variety) and was described as “fiery album filled with passion, thoughtful reflection, and a dash of good ol’ fashioned rage” (Vogue). HOLY FVCK debuted at #1 on several Billboard charts including the Top Rock & Alternative Albums chart, the Top Rock Albums chart, and the Top Alternative Albums chart. The album also marked Demi’s eighth consecutive Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 and landed in the Top 5 of the Top Album Sales chart.

Lovato has been honored with numerous awards and accolades over her career, including an MTV Video Music Award, 14 Teen Choice Awards, five People’s Choice Awards, an ALMA Award, two Latin American Music Award and a GLAAD Vanguard Award for her services to LGBTQ+ activism. She has also received two GRAMMY Award nominations, four Billboard Music Awards nominations and three Brit Award nominations for her work. As an advocate, Demi serves as Global Citizen’s official ambassador for mental health, with a special focus on vulnerable communities around the world. A native of Dallas, Demi resides in Los Angeles.

June 22, 2023 12:00pm ET by Pressparty  

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