Selena Gomez arriving home wearing black leather leggings and black shirt in LA. PacificCoastNews. Selena cuts off interview after Bieber question. She. told Yahoo! Canada:
‘My process for this record was I would call the writers myself and talk to them individually and explain to them about where I was in my life and what I wanted to perform and what I wanted to sing. I wrote all of the bonus tracks [that appear] on some of the records.’
On keeping private life private: ‘It’s hard, obviously, it’s tricky. love everything that I go through, even the bad. It’s experience [and] it makes me grow up. It makes me who I am. I try to [put] all of the attention on the good things, that’s just what I try to do best. Even with the ballad, it’s still beautiful, it’s still well said and it’s not really too much in detail. It’s just a nice way of being able to say, ‘This is where I am, let’s just have fun and enjoy it.’’
I think I’ve played every single one of my records for Taylor. She would pick out her favourite for sure and you could tell, she’d be like, ‘Oh that’s okay,’ or, ‘Oh my gosh, I love it!’ and she’d start dancing and freak out.’ Same with Demi. She’s been telling me all the time about all of the songs. She’ll text me and she’s been really supportive and very sweet. I love that; I think it’s great. We’re friends so obviously [they’re honest and] in a way they would say, ‘Well, the other one was better.’’
I think that’s why Demi, Taylor and myself are close. That’s the unfortunate thing about music, is that it tends to be too competitive. I love everyone’s music. I love Katy Perry’s music, Rihanna’s music and Demi’s music. I feel like girls in general should just support each other. Girls should be girls and we all just want to be there for each other. That’s never ever been an issue for me, Taylor or Demi.’
Especially when I’m on my own tour, when I’m with my fans I feel like I can be myself. Acting, you have to go into somebody else’s life, step into somebody else’s shoes, take on their problems, take on their conflicts and that’s sometimes difficult to do and to capture and do it elegantly and make sure it’s good.’
Demi: ‘I’m so excited for Selena, I’m so excited for Miley.. I get competitive as much as I love them. I do get competitive so I have to focus on myself and just be like it doesn’t matter who has what, we are all equally successful, and in our lives it’s a huge blessing. I’m so proud of everyone.’
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Full review HERE! This year has been a coming-out party of sorts for Selena Gomez. Like Britney and Christina before her, she’s undergone a tightly controlled transformation from teen star to decidedly more mature performer. On the heels of her starring role in Harmony Korine’s racy Spring Breakers, Gomez’s rebranding continues with her new album, Stars Dance.
Judged purely on its attempt to market the singer to a slightly older audience than her Disney Channel tween base, the album can be qualified as a success, as it boasts a harsher, edgier sound than that of her previous efforts; on every other front, it’s a lazy, bloated, and occasionally offensive album that lacks any remnant of personality or creativity.