Selena Gomez Says Aspects Of Revival Era Weren’t Authentic
If you’ve listened to Selena Gomez‘s album, Rare, you know it’s deeply personal. Songs like “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now” seem to be ripped out from diary entries reflecting on her relationship with Justin Bieber, and even more upbeat and happy songs like “Dance Again” show how much mental work SelGo has had to endure to get to where she is now.
But now, Selena’s revealing what *really* makes this era different from the ones in her past and, this is a warning to Revival stans, you might not like it.
The 26-year-old talked about how she wasn’t exactly being authentic with her last album cover and how she was a part of tracks that weren’t necessarily true to her personal experiences. Perhaps that’s why singles like “Bad Liar” and “Wolves” didn’t make the cut for solo album number two?
“I can’t be anybody else, so that’s the truth. I’ve tried, you know, like my last album cover, and you know, things like that I thought I could do [including] working on songs that didn’t really add up to my story,” she said in a behind-the-scenes video from her cover shoot with Dazed. “But [this is] just who I am, and I can’t pretend to be anything other than that.”
What’s perhaps most concerning to Selenators is that during the Revival era, Sel said she chose to strip-down for the album cover because she wanted to show the world her deepest and most authentic self.
“I chose this [album cover] because it’s so stunning and I thought it was such a beautiful representation of where I am,” Sel told Ryan Seacrest in 2015.
Clearly, the “Fun” singer is still trying to figure out who the “real” Selena Gomez is, and it’s okay to change your mind. After all, we wouldn’t have Rare if it weren’t for these transformations (but for the record: “Sober” is a BOP and the album cover art really was gorgeous).