Selena Gomez told CNN: ‘The past year and a half has been really transitional for me, just personally, as well as transitioning into becoming a woman. I still feel like I’m 15 sometimes and then other times, I’m wanting to feel comfortable in my body and my skin.
I was able to have full creative control over it. Before, I would have maybe a month or two to record an album, and I’d have to do my series at the same time and tour on the weekends. I wasn’t in the right mindset to fully give my all”
She added that she had been listening to Taylor Swift and Britney Spears’s new music, which inspired the mature sound of her album: ‘I truly believe that you are who you surround yourself with. To me, it’s that easy.
I have a great family, I have great friends, and my mom is like my mama bear. She’s the one that’s going to tell me ‘no’ when everyone around me says ‘yes’. It’s a good thing to have a tight group that will keep you in check.’