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The distressed-looking 18-year-old stands alone in a vast desert as the sun beats down, while her voice quivers and eyes well up with tears. "You can take everything I have/ You can break everything I am/ Like I'm made of glass/ Like I'm made of paper," Lovato sings.
Demi's voice builds, "Go on and try to tear me down/ I will be rising from the ground/ Like a skyscraper/ Like a skyscraper." The video is clean and simple, letting Demi's talent and raw emotion shine.
Besides Demi and her white dress blowing in the wind, a glass case containing a red heart is the only other focal point of the vid, which Lovato revealed in an interview with E! News is a symbol for strength and faith during hard times.
And hardship is something the once-troubled teen has had her fair share of. She was released earlier this year from a treatment facility where she received attention for issues including eating disorders, self-mutilation, depression and bi-polar disorder.
Watch Demi Lovato's 'Skyscraper' Video
"This song is so special to me because it's inspired by my journey and the struggles that I've dealt with this past year," Lovato explained of the Kerli-co-penned track.
"I am so grateful to be a part of her journey and contribute to the story that is inspiring so many," the Estonian popstar tells AOL Music. With a courage beyond her years and a voice of a legend, this is just the beginning."
Upon the release of the single on Tuesday (July 12), Demi was showered with praises from everyone from Kelly Clarkson to Katy Perry as her new song shot to No. 1 on iTunes, where it currently stands.