Selena Gomez is kicking off 2021 “at once!”
The singer announced her new Spanish-language single, “De Una Vez”, on Thursday, sharing a look at the cover art and a simple message: “De Una Vez. Esta noche. Presave ahora. // Tonight. Presave Now.”
Fans have been speculating about new Spanish-language music from Gomez for a while, and now it’s finally a reality — marking her first song in Spanish since 2018’s “Taki Taki” and her first solo Spanish-language project since 2014’s “Más”, from her album For You.
“There’s this bittersweet feeling, of course. I would much rather the world be in a better place,” Gomez told Billboard at the end of 2020, reflecting on the success of her album, Rare — which became her third No. 1 on the charts — and what’s to come. “Yet at the same time, it was so beautiful to see that my music could hopefully bring some people some sort of joy in the midst of it.”
“It’s nice to know that Rare became what it became for me,” she said. “And obviously I would like to say that it was the best album that I’ve released so far. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not gonna challenge myself for the next.”
Upon release of the song, Gomez said, “This is the beginning of something I’ve wanted to explore for so long. I hope you love it as much as I do.”
This is the beginning of something I’ve wanted to explore for so long. I hope you love it as much as I do.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) January 15, 2021
She also retweeted an old tweet of hers from 2011 talking about a Spanish album. “I think it will be worth the wait,” she joked.
Gomez told Vogue of her new track, “[It’s] such a beautiful song and I think it has a very powerful meaning behind it for anyone who has had their heart broken.
“We all have the pain and the scars from various experiences we go through in life, but it’s really how we heal ourselves. Not only is it about leaving the past behind and forgiveness, but more importantly, it’s also about strength, moving forward, and starting your next chapter.”
“If I was going to completely immerse myself into a project inspired by Latin culture, I wanted to work with native Spanish speaking creators,” Gomez added of the video.
The singer worked with husband and wife team Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez, aka. Los Perez.
Music isn’t the only thing Gomez has to look forward to this year. Her cooking show, “Selena + Chef”, just debuted the trailer for its second season, plus she’s got a new Hulu series titled “Only Murders in the Building” and a movie in the works.
See more on Gomez in the video below.
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