Selena told Gulf Times: ‘I had to grow up sometime. It wasn’t really a conscious decision to change my image as much as a transition in my life as a whole. It’s interesting to hear the songs on my album because I was in a different place in my life when I began recording. The transition happened throughout the time when I was making my album.
I don’t know if anyone listening to the songs could appreciate the difference between the first and last recordings but it’s obvious to me. I went through some interesting and cool times and feel I’ve come out a better person.’ On Spring Breakers: ‘That was my first adult role. My character was the good girl in the group but she still got involved in some less than innocent situations. I felt a little sad that many of my fans weren’t old enough to see the movie as it was given an R rating. But I couldn’t do Disney Channel stuff forever.’
Having announced that last year would be devoted to acting, Selena said she and her band would be going their separate ways for a while. With no members of the Scene listed among the credits on her solo album, does this mean her work with the band is a thing of the past? ‘I wanted to explore a different style of music for my solo album. I’m trying to keep this separate from the Scene’s output so it didn’t seem appropriate to have any of the guys on my album.
I did intend to work with them again when I announced our hiatus. Right now, I don’t know what will happen. It would be nice to have two music careers, one as a solo performer and another with the Scene.’ On Jelena breakup: ‘We had a difficult break-up but actually reconciled as friends soon afterwards. As everyone will know from newspaper stories, there have been other people in both of our lives. Who knows what might happen in the future.’
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