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19 July 2013, 12:10
The US superstar says she wanted to focus purely on the love story between the video's two lead actors.
Demi Lovato has revealed she almost didn't appear in the music video for her new single 'Made In The USA'.
The 'Heart Attack' singer, who co-directed the promo alongside Ryan Pallotta, says she didn't want to distract from the video's intense love story.
'Made In The USA' stars US actors Aimee Teegarden and Dustin Milligan as a couple who meet before being torn apart by war, and Demi features only a supporting role throughout the video.
"I want people to connect with the characters and I actually didn't want to be in it at all," Demi revealed to MTV News this week. "I wanted to be al behind the camera.
"Then my label and everyone was like, 'You have to be in the video, it's your song'," the singer explained. "So I was like, 'Alright, fine, I'll be in the video'. And that's why it's just a few performance shots and I also wanted to tie the performance into how they met."
Check out a picture of 'Heart Attack' singer Demi Lovato leaving her hotel in Philadelphia below (Credit: Splash):
The US superstar also said the visuals for the 'Made In The USA' video came to her as soon as she heard the finished song, and said her aim was to make the promo look more like a short film than a basic music video.
"I was listening to it and that's what came to mind," Demi explained. "There was no reason, it was just something in my mind while I was listening to the song.
"I wanted it to look like a short film," she added.
Demi Lovato has released 'Made In The USA' as the second single from her 2013 album 'Demi', following the huge worldwide success of lead single 'Heart Attack'.