Not even a superstar like Selena Gomez is immune to some embarrassment. The star, who is on fire with the release of her new album Rare, did a rapid-fire interview session with famous friends and fans alike for Dazed, and shared that even she cringes when she looks back at some of her previous work.
Songwriter and producer Finneas, aka Billie Eilish’s big bro, asked Selena, "As a musician who has now been performing professionally for over a decade, what is one thing you look back on in your early career and love — and what makes you cringe?"
Selena's answer was incredibly relatable. "For the first part of the question, I would say that (I love) my innocence," she shared. "For the second part — my style. My style of music and my style in general. It was just not a great combination. I’m proud of all the music I released, of course, but it was just such a different time that sometimes when I hear it, I’m like, ‘Oh no!’”
Selena doesn't name names when it comes to her previous work, though we think she's had an incredible legacy of bops and jams, but we get it. She's been releasing music for more than 10 years, starting with Kiss & Tell in 2009 when she was still in her teens. It's natural that not every moment of her career is her favorite, and that she looks back and wishes she'd made some different decisions — but she can't deny she's had a pretty incredible career thus far, and has so much more to offer.
Selena also shared that she finds inspiration from the singers of the past. "I love the smoky, soft tenderness of the vocals in eras past. I find myself listening to Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Carole King and Ella Fitzgerald all the time, specifically because of the distinct tones of their voices," she revealed in the interview. Does this mean we'll be getting a Selena Gomez throwback standards album in the future? Our fingers are officially crossed.
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