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Selena Gomez Is Already Working On New Album

Selena Gomez is hard at work on her new WORLD tour and a new album!

 

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Selena Gomez revealed during a Grammy interview with Zach Sang & The Gang (Watch: here) that she is already preparing for her next album! She divulged, “I’m already getting back in the studio with everybody that I love and I’ve been more inspired than ever.”

Throughout the interview she briefly speaks about the creative process of her current album ‘Revival’, admiring Jennifer Lawrence‘s career and working with Charlie Puth.

If you have tickets for her upcoming world tour, prepare for an intimate experience with Selena. Speaking of the tour, she admits, “It’s very, very genuine. The whole tour you’re going to feel so connected and I love that and I can’t wait for people to be a part of it.” — Sounds like an appropriate setting for her most personal album yet.

What style and sound would you love to hear Selena Gomez tackle in her follow-up to ‘Revival’? Let me know here or at any other social media platforms.

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#QuickListen Review: ‘Revival’ – Selena Gomez

(Originally blogged: October 10, 2015)

Selena Gomez has the arduous task of proving to everyone that she can be taken seriously as a mainstream pop star.

After her successful 4-album stint as a teen pop sensation, she’s left Disney’s Hollywood Records and signed to a proper music label, Interscope. ‘Revival’ is not as exciting nor has a fraction of the energy ‘Stars Dance’ had but it offers all the sensuality and depth its predecessor lacked.

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Coming off the energy of ‘Stars Dance’, ‘Revival’ is like coming home after few drinks with your friends and finding your home lit only by candles with a trail of rose petals leading up to your bedroom. At first, you’re thrown off by the change of energy. But the curiosity moves you slowly through the candlelit foyer to the sensual vibes of tracks like “Same Old Love” and “Sober” before making it to the hallway. This is where Selena reminisces of previous relationships and offers the mysterious sounds of “Good For You” and “Camouflage”. Here, she proclaims she has, “so much shit to say.” You finally reach the bedroom to find it empty. The climax is not a lover but actually yourself with self-empowering tracks like “Survivors” and the finale track “Rise”.

The album takes your mind outside of the “schoolyard crushes” and “intro to house parties” environments that her previous teen albums seemed to have taken place. And this successfully allows Selena to tell her story as an empowered and mature young woman. Though mostly a sensual #BedroomMusic vibe through the entire album, tracks like “Body Heat” and “Me and the Rhythm” give a spark of fire to keep the album interesting and fun.

Overall, I think Selena Gomez perfectly executed her emancipation (in her own way) from the teen image she once had and offers a cohesive album for the more experienced listener.