Selena Gomezis stripping things down…
The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has released a new unplugged performance of “Rare,” the title track from her recent chart-topping album.
The song, recorded live from the Village Studio, finds Gomez accompanied only by a sparsely strummed acoustic guitar and a single female backup singer, giving a new emotional spin to the lead track from the album, which dropped in January.
The unadorned take on “Rare” is in stark contrast to the more visually stunning official video, which she says in a pop-up version of the clip was shot in nature after she found inspiration during her philanthropic trip to Kenya with the WEorganization.
The live clip opens with Gomez rehearsing and joking around with her crew before diving into the introspective lyrics.
“Baby, you’ve been so distant from me lately/ And lately/ Don’t even wanna call you baby/ Saw us getting older/ Burning toast in the toaster/ My ambitions were too high,” she sings.
This is the second treat from Gomez in the last two weeks.
She released the single “Feel Me” on digital platforms last week, a fan-favorite song she played on her 2016 Revivaltour. It was only available on a Rarevinyl sold at Target.