Good news for Selena Gomez fans. It looks like she’s gearing up to work on her new album. Her long-time collaborator and friend, Justin Tranter, posted the following pic on his Instagram with the title, “Music and love.”
Justin and Selena worked together on her last album, Revival, writing six of the songs on the record, including the title track. Since he posted this picture of her in a recording studio with that caption suggests that she is laying some major groundwork for something new.
Selena isn’t lacking for material either. Fans were heartbroken when Selena announced she was taking a break from her career in late August of 2016. She entered treatment for anxiety, depression, and panic attacks associated with her lupus diagnosis after cancelling the last 34 shows on her Revival World Tour. While she was in treatment, she apparently wrote a lot of lyrics, some of which are sure to make it onto this new record. With Tranter’s help, Selena is sure to wow with her new songs.
This isn’t the first clue that we’ve had that Selena is ready to make new music. Over the weekend of December 9, 2016, she was spotted having dinner with Hit-Boy, a producer who worked with her on “Rise,” and “Body Heat.”
Earlier in the week, her longtime friend, Ryan Butler, carefully answered a tweet from a fan who wanted to know when new music was coming. “Soon,” was his reply.
The year 2016 has run roughshod over almost everyone it seems, and Selena was no exception. She was diagnosed with lupus last year, and then went through some very public spats in the first half of the year with her longtime boyfriend, Justin Bieber. Thankfully, she has rebounded in recent months after leaving treatment.
Selena signed a $10 million deal with Coach earlier this month to help draw in a younger crowd to the accessory giant. As part of the deal, she also gets to design her own signature line and star in multiple ad campaigns. This came on top of being named the most popular celebrity on Instagram for the second year in a row. Selena’s page boasts over 104 million followers.
On November 21, 2016, at the 43rd annual American Music Awards, she won the coveted Favorite Female Artist award in the Pop/Rock category. When Selena got on stage, she gave a passionate speech about how important her break from the spotlight was.
“I think it’s safe to say that most of you know a lot of my life, whether I like it or not. I had to stop, ’cause I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.”
Her acceptance speech touched everyone in the audience, with fans taking to Twitter to show their support. Lady Gaga posted this beautiful picture of the two of them with a great caption.
There’s no doubt that Selena’s new album is going to be one of the hottest discs to drop when it finally hits shelves. As for you, are you looking forward to a new Selena album? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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