[artist id="3079282"]Selena Gomez[/artist] is currently working on a slightly harder follow-up to her 2009 debut album, Kiss & Tell. The album, which she released with her band The Scene, was a pop record and Gomez recently told MTV News that for her sophomore effort she wants to go a bit funkier and a bit edgier.
“We were gonna do a deluxe edition of my album, but we started on some songs, so we figured, ‘Why not? Let’s just go for a second one,’ ” she explained. “It’s kind of different — older — and it’s kind of got, like, a reggae sound.”
Gomez is only in the early stages of the album-making process. Currently the band is trying to “fill it out,” but she knows she’d like to see if she can re-create the vibe from her single “Naturally” — but she’s unsure if she’s willing to take on the pressure of being the album’s main songwriter. “I don’t want it all to be on me,” Gomez said.
So what about possible collaborators? “Well, I want to work with the producers who did “Naturally’ [Antonina Armato, Tim James and Devrim Karaoglu]. They are so sweet,” she said. “I’d love to work with Dr. Luke. I think he’s awesome,” she added about the “I Kissed a Girl” hitmaker.
Gomez noted that on her first record, she made sure she picked tunes that her fans could easily relate to. “I wanted to make sure, A, I can relate to it and B, my fans can relate to it, and it’s something that I went through,” she explained. “And all of those songs are things that I went through, and that’s why I put that all together.”