Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been listening to Rare by Selena Gomez. The album, which was released at the beginning of 2020 is beautifully crafted pop, with layers of electronica that I can fully get behind. I love the moment when you’ve listened to a record a couple of times and it just clicks. It doesn’t always happen, but when it does it is a truly glorious feeling. Rare by Selena Gomez clicked for me today.
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t exactly have my finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest trends. I am someone who thrives on familiarity in every aspect of my life. From the clothes I wear and how I style my hair – to the TV shows, films and albums I choose to indulge in – most of the time I like to play it safe.
When it comes to music, I like to listen to albums in full and completely immerse myself in the experience. As a teenager I would live for this. Maybe because I took so much public transport and smart phones didn’t exist. Now that I’m an adult, I struggle to find the mental capacity for it. It’s just easier to listen to something I already know. In fact, its only really been over the last couple of months (no thanks to a pair of Apple AirPods) that I have truly started to allow myself the time to explore new music.
Now that Rare can be officially added to the rotation, I thought I might also mention the stunning visuals that accompany the music videos for this album. The kaleidoscope of colours, juxtaposed with moody greens and blues and elegant black and whites just works. I’ve always had a soft spot for Selena Gomez and this album is like a breath of a fresh air, her growth in not only her vocals but her songwriting is apparent from start to finish.
Check out the deluxe edition of Rare below. My favourite songs are: Lose You To Love Me, Souvenir and People You Know.