Earlier this year, Gomez told MTV News that she’s ready to share her side of the story on her fourth album, due this summer, but during “MTV First: Selena Gomez,” the singer said fans shouldn’t expect her to spill all the details.
“With everything that I’ve been through, I wanted to exude confidence, because I’m only 20, I’ll be 21 this year, so I’m still figuring out what on earth I am or what I’m doing,” she said. “So for me, I wanted to make sure that’s what my music said.”
And there’s one song in particular she relates to the most on the album: ” ’Slow Down’ is one of my favorite tracks on the record,” Gomez said. “It’s basically just about having this moment and not having to rush it, because I don’t know how many times I’ve been like, ’I just want to be married and over this,’ but this is what we’re supposed to be enjoying. So that’s really more of what I wanted the album to be about, because I think, through people’s opinions and everything that happens, they’re expecting something else, but I just want it to exude confidence and strength.”
One thing fans might be expecting is to get a little more insight of her on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber . While she didn’t confirm if there is a song about her love life on the album, there is one track fans should take a close listen to.
“With anything that I do, I feel like people assume that I say something that they get or they know, at the end of the day, it’s super private to me,” she said. “It’s definitely important for me to keep that, but there is one song on the album I wanted to share a little bit more than I’ve ever shared before. It’s a really pretty song. It is the only ballad, but the rest of the time, I like keeping a little mystery, because whether I tell you everything you want to know right now, they are still going to twist it and turn it into something else.”
If fans can’t figure out who or what Selena is talking about on her album, they may want to check out her upcoming Stars Dance World Tour, because according to the singer, that is where she gets the most personal.
“Half the time I’m too honest onstage when I’m performing. I’m like, ’I wanted to tell you guys … ’ and my team is like, ’No!’ ” Gomez laughed. “But as an artist, whether it’s acting, performing, singing, writing, you want to share that, because that’s where you want the outlet to go. You want to have people understand you a little, but better, but in your own interpretation.”