Give Your Heart a Break is a song by American recording artist Demi Lovato. It was written and produced by Josh Alexander and Billy Steinberg for Lovato's third studio album, Unbroken (2011). Instead of "Who's That Boy" featuring Dev, "Give Your Heart a Break" was selected as the second single from the album, following after " Skyscraper". Musically, it is an electropop song that incorporates rock and dance in the use of drums, violin and strings. Lyrically, the song chronicles an attempt to win over one who has been hurt from a previous relationship. Lovato has promoted the song through several stage performances, including her performance at the Z100 Jingle Ball concert. “Give Your Heart a Break” was composed by Josh Alexander and Billy Steinberg, who are known for their work on The Veronicas’ sophomore studio album, Hook Me Up.They also contributed to the song’s production. Alexander is credited with having a bigger hand in the song’s composition, aiding in the instrumentation, programming, recording and engineering. Chris Garcia shared engineering credits with Alexander while Scott Roewe is credited with providing logic and pro tools technology. It was recorded and selected for inclusion in Lovato’s third studio album, Unbroken, which was released on September 20, 2011. “Give Your Heart a Break” is an uptempo electropop song with a dance rhythm and influences of rock music. The song’s composition features suspenseful strings that combines with a rhythmic drum. The song also makes use of a violin, which, according to Cristin Maher of PopCrush, sounds similar to that used in Coldplay’s 2008 single, “Viva la Vida”, drawn from the album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.Maher also notes that the song as a mix between contemporary pop and pop music from the 1980s and 1990s. Lyrically, the song is about wanting someone to open his heart to her and to give her a chance. The lyrics tell that he’s been hurt several times before but she wants him to rest assure and believe that she’s not like the others. Demi's Vocal Range in this song is Eb3 - F#5 = 2 Octaves & 1 note & semitone. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.