NEW YORK — Selena Gomez took a page out of best friend Taylor Swift’s songbook Saturday night at a UNICEF benefit concert by performing her hit “I Knew You Were Trouble” in front of the intimate crowd.
And Swift’s inspiration doesn’t stop there: MTV News caught up with Gomez before her performance, and she revealed that Taylor has influenced her upcoming “tell-all” album .
“Taylor inspires me — not even in music, just in everything that she does,” Gomez said. “She’s such an incredible person.”
In addition to her BFF, Gomez is also getting ideas from a genre of music she’s new to: EDM.
“Skrillex was a big inspiration because he did the score of ’Spring Breakers,’ so being a part of that and meeting him and watching ’Spring Breakers’ a thousand times through festivals and stuff, you kinda get hooked on it,” said Gomez, who promised to share her “side of the stories” on the upcoming album. “So I was like, ’I should kind of add a little bit of that in there.’ ”
Unfortunately, Gomez — who is releasing her first single in March — and Skrillex didn’t have time to collaborate on her album because “he was doing his own thing.” Skrillex composed original songs for Gomez’s flick “Spring Breakers” and hinted on Twitter that his upcoming work is a “very different style of production.”
In addition to performing “I Knew You Were Trouble,” Gomez also did an acoustic version of Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River,” an apparent message to ex Justin Bieber, who covered the track on his Believe Tour last November.
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