Selena Gomez has finally found herself!
On Friday, the songstress paid a visit to The Kelly Clarkson Show to talk about her latest album
When asked by Kelly Clarkson why she sees Rare as her most honest album, the 27-year-old responded:
“Because I started so young, there’s a huge part of me that didn’t get a chance to develop my identity in a normal setting. So when I was working with Disney, it was the best time of my life, I had a great time and I have nothing but good things to say, but it was a bit more controlled. There were certain things that I was kind of had to do, and not maybe go into maybe figuring out what my sound would be.”
“So I’ve constantly been trying to make my music better and better because I know that people may not think I’m the greatest singer. But, I just work my ass off. I really love writing and creating and creating melodies and growing. I felt like this [Rare] was my chance to say all the things I wanted to say in that way, which was talking about relationships and talking about difficult times or being vulnerable or being stuck in your head because I can do that a lot. But I wanted it to feel good, you know? I wanted it to feel like every word mattered and you could feel it physically, and I’m still in the studio now because I feel like it has inspired me and I just want to keep going.”
Kelly swooped in with a dose of big sister advice:
“You said, ‘A lot of people might not think I’m the best singer.’ The best singer in the world is not the loudest — talking to everyone in the world right now — and it’s not the ‘OMG, you have to sing like Whitney Houston.’ The best singers in the world move you — and that comes from all different sounds and styles.”
The Since U Been Gone singer added:
“From a singer to a singer, it’s beautiful what you do. And I love your record, and I love big huge songs, and you singing your music. It means something and it moves people. So, don’t ever negate your gift — because it’s powerful.”
Aww, too sweet!
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