Selena Gomez confirmed through Instagram that she is finally working on her follow-up album to Rare (2020). There is no official title for the new album as of yet. Gomez’s latest Instagram image shows the celebrated singer and actress sitting in the studio with headphones on, clearly concentrated. The images are accompanied by the message, “don’t worry guys, it’s coming. “Even from Paris. It has been widely reported that Gomez has been spending time in Paris in recent months, and it now appears that the pop sensation flew to the romantic city to record her latest album. Gomez was spotted visiting Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour in Paris in May. Gomez spoke with Vanity Fair in February about her new album. “The music I’m doing right now is about real things that I’m walking through,” she explained. It’s incredibly forceful, strong, and pop. The overarching theme is freedom—liberation from attachments, liberation from the darkness. If I had my way, I’d probably spend my entire life writing ballads, but I want to make music that makes people happy.”
Gomez discussed the currently unreleased album, as well as her 2022 Apple TV+ documentary, in a Rolling Stone interview late last year. “I feel like it’s going to be an album that’s like, ‘Oh, she’s not in that place anymore; she’s actually just living life,” Gomez told the site. My Mind and Me is a touch melancholy, but it’s also a really great way to end the documentary aspect of life, and then it’ll just be enjoyable stories about me living my life, going on dates, and having discussions with myself.”
The new album will be Gomez’s fourth studio album. Along with working on new music, Gomez has been filming the upcoming feature Emilia Perez and the third season of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building. Gomez also has two upcoming shows on the Food Network and owns her own make-up firm, Rare Beauty.