Selena Gomez has made no secret about the fact that her new album, ‘Revival,’ is very much a reflection of the recent personal changes she’s brought about in her life. Last year she was mired in bad press, between rumors of a rehab stint to the drama with on-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber, who was experiencing his own bad press. Selena made some changes which led to this new album.
The changes Selena made were drastic. She moved out of her mother’s house, let go of her mother as a manager to go with a management company, and signed with a new record label, Interscope Records. They’ve produced ‘Revival.’ Selena explained:
I did reach a point where I was very uncomfortable with the circumstances. Everybody has that moment in their life where something needs to change and I needed something different.”
She said a conversation with Interscope Records CEO, John Janick, inspired the album. It was right after she released her single ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants.’
I was crying in his office, like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this, I’m nervous.’ “
The reaction to the song, however, helped her press on. She explained:
[The reaction] was very kind, which was incredible, because it allowed me to go in the same direction toward this record. Then I just went through hell and scrutiny in the press, which was really unfair and I felt like I wasn’t being heard. That ultimately pushed me to be able to create an album that was personal and real and hopefully, by the grace of God, will be critically acclaimed in some aspect.”
Selena recorded ‘Revival’ in between shooting ‘Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’ with Paul Rudd and ‘In Dubious Battle’ with John Franco, so there’s no question she’s been working hard over the past year. ‘Revival’ drops this Friday. Are you excited? I’m sure all “Selenators” are READY.
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