Selena Gomez’s “Funky” New Music Gets Compared To PrinceSeptember 17, 2018
So rare, so flawless.
So rare, so flawless.
Selena Gomez has been hard at work on a followup to 2015’s Revival for quite some time now, and it appears we’re very near an official release date. The pop star started teasing some of the new music in recent weeks (her favorite song off the forthcoming LP is a track titled “Rare”), including in her new interview with Elle magazine.
The reporter assigned to cover Sel’s issue had the fortunate opportunity to hear some of the new tunes.
The pop star says her new music is ~ different from anything she’s done before~, and acknowledged that that’s something artists always say but rarely deliver on.
Sel also describes her new music as “funky,” which prompted the writer to compare her new music to Prince(!!!).
On it, Gomez sings about cutting a man out of her life after “1,460 days” and “cleaning my slate.” “Without you I don’t overthink it / I’m drunk and I might as well tell you, Get you ooh ooh ooh out of my head now.”
SG also teased “Rare” and another song called “Flawless” (not a Beyonce cover heh).
“Rare” lyrics: “Were my ambitions too high?” she sings, declaring: “Baby, you’re so distant. Why don’t you recognize I’m so rare?”
“Flawless” description: “Meaning through all your imperfections, you’re flawless. You’re not striving. It’s me encouraging a younger version of myself. Even when you’re imperfect, even when you’re feeling worthless, you are flawless. It’s a song I’m going to sing for the rest of my life.”
Q4 release here we come!
“I feel very sure of where I am. I don’t feel erratic or emotionally unstable. Or like I can’t handle my emotions, like I used to.”—@SelenaGomez. Link in bio for ELLE’s full October 2018 cover story. . . . ELLE October 2018 credits: cover star: #selenagomez editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia creative director: #stephengan photographer: @marianovivanco stylist: @annatrevelyan makeup: @hungvanngo hair: @mrchrismcmillan nails: @tombachik
Alright. Speaking from my heart for over an hour to someone who puts those thoughts into paid words can be hard for me. The older I get the more I want my voice to be mine. This is all apart of my work within an industry that’s been around longer than all of us have been. The purpose of my interview was three fold. My work with A21, my new collection with Coach, and some new music. As I’m aware there will always be interests in one’s personal life because that’s the pace of our ‘social’ generation. I’m grateful for my position and I will always find ways to make my job more about others and giving back— all while having the best time with my music, fashion, film and my love for learning about the world that I’m eager to tap into more and more. Church is a name for something far more personal. There’s always agenda seeking information on such a subject and I understand why. Rarely do I mention church (and I didn’t) but I’ll always feel comfortable talking about my values and beliefs. I respect that from everyone and anyone. I understand that reporters are working to grab the attention of a reader, however I will always work to ensure that what is public represents my truth. I’m a bit bummed but rarely surprised. Y’all know me and my heart. I can’t help it. So I’ll post some of MY photos from the collection and work with A21. My heart. And maybe edit my actual lyrics as you will all hear it soon ? I love you guys to the moon and back. For more information on the work I do with A21 please, please visit link in my bio. So much more on that soon!