Selena Gomez says ‘Rare’ reflects how painful the last few years were for her: 'I feel like I finally exhaled'

Selena Gomez revealed that she wants to 'make sure every song means something and holds weight'.


                            Selena Gomez says ‘Rare’ reflects how painful the last few years were for her: 'I feel like I finally exhaled'
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Selena Gomez’s third and latest solo studio album, ‘Rare’, is being called her best work so far. The album dropped on January 10 and has been ruling the charts ever since. ‘Rare’, shockingly beautiful, reflects how painful the past few years have been for the singer, owing to ill-health, rehabilitation and high-profile break-ups. 

Selena Gomez on tonight’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ revealed that she worked on ‘Rare’ for four years. “I was holding my breath for four years and now I feel like I finally exhaled,” she said.

She further revealed that the album is close to heart for several reasons. “There came a point in my life when so many things were being told about me. I was protecting people that didn’t protect me,” Gomez stated.

She also told Fallon that she had to write down her feelings and ‘Rare’ provided the perfect platform for her to do so.

When the host further asked her what she wants people to take away from her latest album, Gomez was quick to respond, “I want to make sure every song means something and holds weight.”

‘Rare’ consists of 13 songs, of which, ‘Vulnerable’ is the singer’s favorite. Explaining why she likes that one particular track the most, she said, “ ‘Vulnerable’ serves as a voice to people who are struggling like I once did.” However, all she wanted was, to be honest and make people feel good.  

Meanwhile, Gomez’s fans are seen thanking her on social media for sharing her story. “I am SO proud to call this woman my idol. And I am so thankful she chose to share her story with us and help us all realize how important it is be rare,” a fan wrote. 

Another added, #Rare is essentially a refusal to settle for any less than you deserve, and how painful it is to realize the people you love don’t love right, and the pain and joy in walking away from someone who is toxic for you #SelenaGomez #i love it sm”

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