The road to Rare was not an easy one for Selena Gomez.
Rare is the third studio album by Gomez and her first since 2015’s Revival. Gomez, 27, opened up about the album process and admitted it was far from easy. She shared her thoughts in a Spotify video titled, “Spotify x Selena: Rare Stories”.
“Honestly, this album was kind of a nightmare to deal with, but in the best way possible,” she told Spotify in her glam room. “I thought that I was so ready like two years ago…. I had collected all of these sessions, beautiful sessions, that I don’t even remember half of them because it evolved each year.”
“And then something would happen to me and it would be very drastic so that it would take me somewhere else,” she continued. “And then all of a sudden I found this healing, and I saw something bigger than what I thought that I was. And I think that also added the whole end of the album.”
Rare releases Friday and is supported by singles “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now”. It also features collaborations with 6lack and Kid Cudi.