Selena Gomez Talks New Album: “This Is The Next Phase In My Life”

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Selena Gomez‘s new album will also be her debut Interscope release, making it her first since she was signed to the Disney Channel-owned Hollywood Records. Fittingly, as she now tells iHeartRadio, the singer dives into some maturer themes in the upcoming release.

“I think I am turning into a young woman, so this is the next phase in my life, and I think it is important for me to take control over it,” she says. “[Fans] can expect a lot of insight on my perception of things. I think it shows a lot, not just about love.”

“It’s more about perception on retaliation or friendships or pain in different ways,” she adds. “Faith. Having a spiritual connection. It kind of covers all bases.”

Along those same lines, Gomez revealed how she’s wanted to work with R&B and hip-hop long before she featured A$AP Rocky in lead single “Good for You” (she loves At.Long.Last.A$AP, guys), though she wasn’t allowed to do so.

“[O]n my previous albums I’ve attempted, and they’re like, ‘Aw, next album,’ or ‘Aw, you’re too young,'” she says. “And it’s fine. Obviously, it is kind of scary coming into my territory with my fan base, but for this record I’ve really kind of taken everything into consideration. I am becoming an adult, which is important.”

See what else Selena Gomez has to say about her forthcoming album over at iHeartRadio.

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