Demi Lovato has a message, and she wants you to hear it. Actually, she wants you to see it.

She’s confident. Confident is the name of Lovato’s new album, and she wanted her photoshoot for Vanity Fair to reflect the same sentiment as her latest music. No clothes, no makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching — just Lovato, exposed.

Here’s how she explained her spontaneous decision to pose nude for photographer Patrick Ecclesine:

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past day, it’s that life is too short I’m about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am. How do I embrace this new chapter in my life? How do I really walk the walk? What does it mean to be confident? It means letting go, being authentic, saying I don’t give a fuck and this is who I am. I want to show the side of me that’s real, that’s liberated, that’s free. What if we do a photo shoot where it’s totally raw? Super-sexy, but no makeup, no fancy lighting, no retouching, and no clothing. Let’s do it here, let’s do it now.”

Of course, the photos are nothing short of wonderful:

Here’s Lovato talking about why she decided to pose nude:

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