Selena Gomez Shares “Revival” Clips Ahead Of Friday’s Release

Selena Gomez Shares "Revival" Clips Ahead Of Friday's Release

Selena Gomez’s entire Revival album leaked on Wednesday, but plans to share the LP in bits and pieces ahead of its official debut on Friday remain.

Gomez opens up to Billboard ahead of the launch, revealing her relationship with Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, why she posed naked on the ‘Revival’ album cover, undergoing chemotherapy to treat lupus and hitting her rock bottom.

Selena Gomez’s Revival Track List:
1. Revival
2. Kill Em With Kindness
3. Hands To Myself
4. Same Old Love
5. Sober
6. Good For You (feat. A$AP Rocky)
7. Camouflage
8. Me & the Rhythm
9. Survivors
10. Body Heat
11. Rise
12. Me & My Girls
13. Nobody
14. Perfect

On her musical peers like Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus who grew up in a similar spotlight:
“If they think I’m the good girl still, great!” she says of peoples image of her, giving a sarcastic thumbs-up. “There’s not an ounce of me that doesn’t think that whatever they’re doing is right,” she continues about her fellow starlets. “I’ve been judged too much to even remotely go there. I hear them, genuinely.”

Without naming him, Justin Bieber:
“I’m proud of him. This is what I always saw in him, why I always believed in him.” Are they talking? “We’re on good terms, but no.” Does she take any inspiration from his career evolution? “No. This is my time. I’ve deserved this. I earned it. This is all me.”

Taylor Swift:
“Taylor makes me feel empowered, like I can trust new people. All of those girls are so dope. We ran around taking pictures, changing dresses, dancing — super-cliche girly stuff, but it rocked. The way she cares about women is so adamant. It’s pulling me out of my shell.”

Hanging with Taylor Swift:
“We cook, eat and sit by the fire. Wine is usually involved.”

Starting fame at a young age:
“My mom always told me, ‘If this isn’t fun for you, we’re done. You can quit at any time.’ It never felt like I had to do it. I loved acting.”

Checking into an Arizona rehab facility:
“I was diagnosed with [autoimmune disease] lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke.” Tabloids went wild claiming she had an addiction to pills, booze or a broken heart from Justin Bieber. “I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes,’ but I was angry I even felt the need to say that. It’s awful walking into a restaurant and having the whole room look at you, knowing what they’re saying. I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”

Feeling low:
“I felt like I’d lost everything,” she says. “Just because it’s not plastered everywhere doesn’t mean I didn’t have my rock bottom. I’ve had my moments, and it’s almost unsafe for me to even talk about them, because I’ll be taken advantage of.”

Her Mexican heritage:
“It’s great to have a voice” in such a “male-driven” culture. And while she “can’t help but feel a certain way” seeing Justin Timberlake or Usher shirtless, she sees a double-standard at work. “If I did half the things guys did, I wouldn’t have a Pantene deal,” says Gomez. “There’s a certain standard women are held to because…I don’t know. So many women nowadays are so loud about it. We need to cause a bit of uproar, because I’ve seen it. I’ve experienced it. It’s absurd.”

Why she posed naked on the ‘Revival’ album cover:
“I was in a bikini and got publicly ripped for being overweight,” recalls Gomez of her trip to Mexico. “That was the first time I’d experienced body shaming like that. I believed some of the words they were saying. When somebody else has your self-esteem in their hands …”

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