In less than two months, you’ll be hitting repeat–peat–peat–peat–peat-peat to a new Selena Gomez single
The 20-year-old half-Mexican American singer excitedly revealed plans to release a new single this March during a special UNICEF charity concert in New York.
It’ll be the first single off Gomez’s new studio album, for which she’s already recorded 18 tracks. But Gomez – who is starring in edgier fare like Spring Breakers, which will have its U.S. premiere at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival – hasn’t yet decided which of the songs will make the final cut.
“Through Spring Breakers and experiencing so much last year it will be interesting to kind of have my fans know everything I went through, through music,” Gomez said of her experiences in the last year, including her on-off relationship with Justin Bieber.
“I think for me, it was actually interesting to see that towards the middle of me recording my record, a big turn happened to me and it was incredible to see how I applied that to music because I’ve never done that before and it’s great,” Gomez said of her new song-writing approach, quite similar to that of her best friend Taylor Swift’s way of writing breakup songs after each failed romance.
Gomez covered Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” during her UNICEF benefit concert, along with Britney Spears‘ “Baby One More Time” and Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me a River“, which incidentally, Bieber covered back in November after his first breakup with Gomez.
Following their most recent and reportedly final breakup following a string of make-ups, Gomez went back to the studios to focus on her music.