Selena Gomez has returned. The 27-year-old singer dropped her highly anticipated new album Rare on Friday, Jan. 10, and she delivers on her promise that the new music would be a vulnerable look at her feelings over the last four years. (She released her last solo album, Revival, in 2015.)
The star's album consists of 13 songs, two of which—"Lose You To Love Me" and "Look At Her Now"—were released back-to-back in the fall of 2019. Throughout the album, the singer sings about confidence, self-awareness, honesty, mental health, vulnerability and self-love, and her previously released singles aren't the only ones that appear to be about her ex Justin Bieber.
She starts the album off with the title track "Rare." In an interview with Spotify, the songstress revealed the inspiration behind the title.
"I just felt like that was me if that makes sense," Gomez said. "Obviously, I've had a lot of self esteem issues in the past. I still struggle with confidence and you know, it's going to be something that I'm always working on. Rare made me feel incredible. That name was so important to me the moment I heard it."