On Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Selena Gomez made an appearance and revealed to the host Jimmy Fallon that she recorded more songs that didn’t make it on to her new album Rare.
Gomez’s new album was released on Friday, January 10, with 11 new songs, including previously released singles, “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now.” She admitted to the show’s host that there were “a few other songs that I couldn’t help but want to exist.”
She added, “I can’t really tell when, but one of my favorite tracks is called ‘Boyfriend.’ So, I can’t wait for people to hear that one.”
It might seem like a coincidence, but her ex Justin Bieber has a song called “Boyfriend.” According to fans, the tracks on her album Rare are about her breakup with the singer in 2018.
So far, “Lose You To Love Me” is the most prominent example of that theory. Gomez told Fallon that she felt like she needed to share her side of the story with that song.
The 27-year-old star revealed, “There came a point in my life where there were so many things being said on my behalf, and I found myself protecting people that didn’t really protect me, but I had a right to say my side of the story. And I felt like that was so liberating because it almost felt like I had let it go, personally, inside of me once it was out.”
Gomez also shared how the word “rare” is an empowering word for her.
“We worked on Rare, and I just said before we finished anything, ‘This is gonna be the name of my album,'” Gomez explained. “The word is so special, and it means a lot. And I think in this time where everyone is obsessed with feeling like they need to look the same way or get things done or whatever it may be. Obviously, I don’t judge, I’m just saying there are some girls who are hurting because they feel like they don’t fit in, but this word is eliminating that, because you weren’t meant to look like everyone else. You’re meant to be who you are, and that’s unique and that’s rare.”
Besides inspiring confidence and self-love, Fallon asked what else she hoped people would take away from her new album.
“What was most important for me with this record was to make sure that every single song, whether it was the lyrics or the production, to mean something and to actually hold weight,” she replied.
“One of my favorite songs is ‘Vulnerable’ on the album,” Gomez added. “It was a way of me hoping that I could just be a voice for people who are in the same situation I’m in, whether it’s something mentally that people struggle with, or relationships, friendships. I wanted to be as honest as I could, and the only thing that I wanted was to make people feel good. During all the mess that’s happening, I think that I’m very lucky to be in a position to make people feel good.”