A weekly comedy series about the Walker Family. Maddy Walker is a single mother who is convinced there is a "Walker Women's Curse" after being born to her mother, Loretta, at age 16, and having a child herself at age 16.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Here We Go Again - Here We Go Again (Demi Lovato album) - Netflix
Here We Go Again is the second studio album by American singer Demi Lovato. It was released on July 21, 2009, through Hollywood Records. Unlike her previous album, Don't Forget (2008), Lovato did not collaborate with the Jonas Brothers, as she wanted to work with different people and give the album a personal approach. Lovato collaborated for the album with established songwriters and producers, such as E. Kidd Bogart, Gary Clark, Toby Gad, John Mayer, Jon McLaughlin, Lindy Robbins and John Fields, who produced her previous album Don't Forget. Lovato also collaborated with The Academy Is... lead singer William Beckett to write a song about a strained relationship with her father, which was originally set to appear on the album, but was later dropped. The song later appeared on her third album Unbroken (2011). Here We Go Again derives mainly from the pop rock genre, mixed with influences of power pop, jazz-pop, soul and pop. Lovato described the album as more “relaxed” than her previous album, while exploring more mature sounds and lyrics. Critical reception of the album was positive; critics praised Lovato for not relying on vocal manipulations and instead showing off her natural ability. Although some critics called the album catchy, others felt that it was predictable and at times too much alike Kelly Clarkson. In the United States, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 selling 108,000 copies during its first week of release. Since its release, the album has sold over 500,000 copies in the US, and had been certified gold by RIAA. Internationally, the album peaked inside the top 40 on charts in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Greece, Mexico, New Zealand and Spain. It was certified platinum in Brazil. “Here We Go Again” was released as the lead single from the album in June 23, 2009 and was Lovato's first solo single to reach the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 15, and has been certified platinum by RIAA. “Remember December” was the second and final single only in Europe in January 18, 2010.
Here We Go Again - Development - Netflix
In February 2009, Lovato started to work and recorded on her second album, right after filming from the first season of Sonny with a Chance. In April 2009, Lovato explained about the album's process and collaborating with songwriters from the album including Jon McLaughlin and The Academy Is... lead singer William Beckett. According to Lovato, the album's writing process was nearly finished in just two weeks, noting that she “basically went from full time acting mode to full time album mode”. As she wanted to accomplish more “John Mayer-ish type of songs”, she contacted Mayer's management in order to collaborate him, citing him as one of her biggest musical influences. Mayer accepted the offer, of which Lovato said, “I was completely shocked [that he said yes]. It was more of a pipe dream. I didn't ever think it would be a reality, but it came true. He was taking a chance on working with a younger artist in the pop realm.” The two wrote three songs together, “World of Chances”, “Love is the Answer” and “Shut Up and Love Me”. Lovato said that it was intimidating to work with him as she was worried that he would not like her lyrics, and she would get “super excited” whenever he complimented her. “World of Chances”, the first song she wrote with Mayer, was the only of these songs to make the album's final cut. The song was inspired by Lovato's first experience of love and heartbreak. Lovato collaborated with Beckett on a song titled “For the Love of a Daughter”. Although not planning to write a personal song, a “really long talk” with Beckett resulted in the song being written. The song chronicles Lovato's relationship with her estranged birth father, who left the family when she was two years old. In the song, she pleads with her father to “put the bottle down” and questions him: “How could you put your hands on the ones that you swore you loved?” The song was set to appear on the album, but Lovato and her management felt of the song's subject would be too much for her young audience and later was removed from the album. In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, she explained: “When I took a step back, I realized I wouldn't like those subjects being talked about in somebody else's home, with a seven-year-old and their mom.” Several other “emotional” songs were also put on hold. The song was later selected and included on her third studio album Unbroken released in September 2011, when Lovato had left Disney Channel. Unlike her first studio album, Don't Forget, Lovato did not collaborate with the Jonas Brothers on Here We Go Again as she wanted to see what her sound would be like without their input. “They were the only people I'd ever written with. Once I wrote with different people, I wanted to go with that”, she told the New York Daily News. She said that her first album was “very Jonas” and that Here We Go Again is “a little bit more like what's coming from my heart. It's more me.” However, Lovato did work with Nick Jonas on the song “Stop the World”. The majority of the album was produced by John Fields, who also handled production on Don't Forget. Other tracks were produced by SuperSpy, Gary Clark, Andy Dodd and Adam Watts. “Catch Me” is the only song on the album for which Lovato received sole writing credit. In an interview with The New York Times, she revealed that she wrote it in her room and that it means more to her than the rest of the album.
Here We Go Again - References - Netflix