Selena Gomez is officially back! Her new studio album ‘Rare’ is officially out and on the same day, dropped a music video for the title track.

 

 

 

Talking about her new single in an interview with Spotify, Selena says, “I just felt like that was me if that makes sense.  Obviously, I’ve had a lot of self esteem issues in the past.  I still struggle with confidence and you know, it’s going to be something that I’m always working on.  Rare made me feel incredible.  That name was so important to me the moment I heard it.”  Selena continues, “And then something would happen to me and it would be very drastic, so that it would take me somewhere else.  And then all of a sudden I found this healing, and I saw something bigger than what I thought that I was. And I think that also added the whole end of the album.”

 

 

 

Selena then broke down during her interview while talking about her fans, “I love love love my fans very much and I think it’s not that I love them because they love me. I love them because it’s really been about the journey. And I feel like I grew up with a lot of people, and the most heartbreaking conversations are where they’re just telling me that they’re suffering. I never understood it. When people would say ‘it saved my life,’ I just didn’t understand that.  And I always wish I could just grab every single one of them in their face and just tell them how loved they are, how important they are, how they’re capable of absolutely anything. And if I did all of this and I’m just a girl from Texas and it’s still happening for me…you can do anything.”

Watch her interview below.

 

 

 

Rare is the follow-up to Revival, which was released in 2015.  In that same interview with Spotify, Selena explained, “Honestly, this album was kind of a nightmare to deal with, but in the best way possible.  I thought that I was so read like two years ago, I had collected all of these sessions, beautiful sessions, I don’t even remember half of them because it evolved each year.”  Listen to Rare below.

 

 

 

Days leading up to the release of Rare, Selena posted candid photos on Instagram, using song lyrics as captions.

 

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Feels so good to dance again #7DaysToRare

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There must be a sweeter place. #Rare

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