12 Things You Need To Know About Selena Gomez’s 'Revival' Album

Before you listen on Friday, here are a few things to know.

The countdown is almost over. In just a few short days, our ears will have the pleasure of listening to Selena Gomez's Revival album.

The pop star has been kind enough to gift us with three tracks off her latest effort (Oct. 9), each sounding better than the last, but what can fans expect from her first album in over two years?

Well, let us break it down for you. Here are 12 things you need to know about Selena's brand new album.

She's Revealing The Truth

In an Instagram post back in June, Selena told her fans that she has been hiding so many secrets, but this album will finally reveal "the TRUTH."

“I’ve been keeping so many secrets… I’m reborn in every moment so who knows what I’ll become.. As long as I’m happy with me.”

You Will Get To Know Her

Following a magazine interview that had her sounding "like the exact same interview I did when I was 16," Selena took to Twitter to vent her frustrations, but promised people will get to know who she is at this moment in her life.

Because She's Not Holding Anything Back

I mean, just look at the album cover art.

It Touches On All Subjects


Selena told us that she will be singing about “everything from kindness, to having faith and heartbreak and the passion of a relationship, being my own person."

It Could Get A Little Dark


Since Selena may be revealing all on this album, we imagine that includes that good times and the bad, so don't be surprised if you hear "a little darkness" on the songs.

She's Trying To Be Like Taylor

Selena is taking a page out of the Taylor Swift album book, telling us that she will be sharing a complete story with Revival.

“Taylor is awesome at that — and I think when you’re able to buy an album and follow a story, that’s genuine. To me, that’s more challenging than releasing a bunch of hits. That’s what I wanted to do with this record.”

But Giving Us A Little Charli XCX

Selena teamed up with up with Charli XCX for her current single, "Same Old Love." The "Boom Clap" singer lent her writing skills to the song, and is also featured singing background vocals.

Mixed With Some Hit-Makers

Selena wasn't messing around when she recruited some of the best producers in music to help her develop her new sound. Sel hooked up with Hit Boy, Rock Mafia, Benny Blanco, Max Martin and Stargate to help produce and co-write the album.

She's Done With The Same Old Love


Selena is so over all the love games and has clearly had enough, as told on "Same Old Love." While many will think this is a nod to her former relationship with Justin Bieber, no one can deny that the song shows her maturity not only musically, but lyrically as well.

It's Taking Her Out Of Her Comfort Zone

Selena was very hands-on in the album-making process this time around, something she didn't do as much on her previous albums, which took some getting used to.

“It was a big change. I went from having a lot of opinions to people being like, ’What do you want to do?'” she told us. “And that was great, that was what I needed. It was almost pushing me out of my comfort zone.”

Mexico Nights Inspired Her Favorite Track

Selena jetted off to Mexico to find some inspiration with this album, and after a night out on the town with friends, she got it.

"We went to this place and heard live music. We had this whole table to ourselves, we ordered so much food and we just hung out and we all started dancing,” she told us. “And it was one of those all-night kind of things and we actually went back to the studio that night and wrote one of my favorite songs on the album so that night just inspired a lot.”

It's Simply Her Best


Sel promises that this album will not disappoint her Selenators, saying that it's the "best that I've ever done."

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