Selena Gomez: Emotional Interview

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Selena Gomez: Emotional Interview

Learn English with Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez sits down with Zane Lowe to speak about her major milestones in the music industry and the unique challenges she faced in the process of achieving such a feat. She discusses her struggles with anxiety and dealing with being exposed to the public eye for so many years as well as overcoming that struggle by channelling it into two new singles, ‘Lose You To Love Me’ and ‘Look At Her Now’. Selena also speaks about how her decade-long friendship with Taylor Swift has been truly inspirational to her especially during her tough times when she feels like giving up.

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Selena Gomez:

Selena Gomez Quote: I live my life and nothing is going to dictate how I feel unless I let it.

“I live my life and nothing is going to dictate how I feel unless I let it.” Selena Gomez

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Zane Lowe:

You said it happened by accident. You said the songs just, I guess, got finished and in this day and age, why hold on to them?

Selena Gomez:

I had been working on the album for four years. I didn’t want to release anything that was mine just because I didn’t feel like it was the right timing. I learned a lot from the last album and I wanted to take what I’ve learned and turned it into something even better. And I’m glad I did, because this year, everything kind of just started pouring out of me. I started saying things and in a way that I’ve never been able to articulate them before. So it was actually exactly when it needed to happen. Like I told you earlier, we shot the videos just a week ago, and that’s really unheard of.

Zane Lowe:

What got you to a place where you could start to tell your truth?

Selena Gomez:

I’ve… I’ve been in therapy for years. I’ve also taken breaks and gone places to recollect my thoughts and my emotions and my well-being. And but I’ve always been pretty transparent about what I’ve what I’ve gone through. I just… I just choose how I’m going to do it. Because it would be inauthentic for me to just not say what I felt in the beginning of the year or last year, or it just wouldn’t seem real to me.

Zane Lowe:

Lose You To Love Me right here. Beautiful video. If you haven’t seen, you must go do it or shot on iPhone. We’re proud to be able to play a part in that. Shasta, David, Tyler and the whole crew.

Zane Lowe:

Yeah, it’s it’s a beautiful, honest piece of music, and I wonder what your relationship is like when you’re writing a song like that, knowing that the kind of human being that you are with the level of passion that you are still in your fanbase and also the level of attention that comes with that. If that ever affects your creative process, I know you try to block it out, but does it sneak itself in?

Selena Gomez:

I mean, I’ve spent years living in fear of speaking up or saying things, and I guess that’s just the people pleaser in me. And there was a huge moment where I just… I just kind of stopped caring. And I can’t tell you when that moment lies, I really can’t. But, it’s not that I’m trying to make it specifically about just one subject in my life, it’s more just how I embody all of the experiences into one.

Zane Lowe:

We spoke a little bit about some of the artists in the music that moved you when you were younger and you mentioned several timeless influences Brad, Fleetwood Mac. How does a young artist or young person who loves that kind of music find themselves in this whirlwind of fast-paced pop culture, where that’s… where it’s bright and colorful and sparkly and smiley? Those are artists that break hearts.

Selena Gomez:

My mom was in theater and she, I mean, she just had this, this huge music library. I mean, from Ella Fitzgerald to Reba McEntire to, you know, then again, going to Frank Sinatra, the Eagles and all of that, my mom, Rolling Stones, she was very much…

Zane Lowe:

She’s a song fan.

Selena Gomez:

Oh, for sure. And I definitely get some of that from her. But then my dad was a deejay. So he, he would do all kinds of stuff, and he was on the radio for a bit doing Tejano music and so I had this experience in my life where I experience the beautiful colors of music and where it can take you. And I think it naturally happened for me. I remember I wanted to be like Paramore at one point. I thought, “This is my lane. I feel it.’ That lasted about three months.

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