Ryan Tedder Wrote Selena Gomez A “Heartfelt, Goose-Bumpy Mid-Tempo”
Selena Gomez isn’t playing with the follow-up to Revival. The pop star has been cooking up hits with Jacob Kasher, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and Ryan Tedder. The OneRepublic frontman opened up about those sessions in a new interview with Access Hollywood. “She’s a sweetheart and amazing,” the singer/songwriter raves. “She’s like the nicest. We went to The Weeknd concert last weekend and hung out a bit in LA and… he was incredible by the way, but she, she’s phenomenal. She knows what she wants, she has a distinct point of view.”
“No amount of hit records, no matter how big they are, if she doesn’t believe it or feel it, she’s not singing it, she’s not keeping it,” Ryan continued. “She’s in the place where she’s… it’s rare that I’m around an artist that’s so calm. Just literally she’s calm and confident.” What does the music sound like? “We’ve done a couple of records, I couldn’t begin to predict what will make her album, but the ones that we did I’m ecstatic about,” he revealed. “They don’t sound like anything else she has. I’m trying to check boxes she doesn’t have, so I won’t go in to detail other than to say we did a very, very, very heartfelt goose-bumpy mid-tempo.”
Watch the interview below.