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Selena Gomez Talks Changes With "Good for You"

07/15/2015
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(Radio.com) When Selena Gomez released her new single "Good for You," there was a lot of surprise. A$AP Rocky is featured? She's singing in a whispery voice? One of the co-producers mostly does reggaeton? This doesn't sound like the usual Selena Gomez pop song, but like Selena's been listening to a lot of Miguel, what's the deal?

Radio.com had her in to take her temperature on how this track came to be and where her head is at, following this surprising single and the equally unexpected, highly emotional single "The Heart Wants What It Wants" from this spring.

"When I got 'Good For You,' it was just the melody," Gomez recalls. "We didn't know what we wanted the sound to be like. Some of the melodies are very soft, so it could have been a little more pop but I didn't want the production to take away from the vocal. I'm a huge fan of hip hop, urban-that's just my taste. I think that's my natural direction. When I was recording the whole album, everything I was writing or recording was all mid-tempo. I was drawn to that, I guess. I think now more than ever I'm comfortable and confident going into the studio knowing what my vision is."

Gomez admits that getting older has changed a lot about her and suggests we should look at "Good For You" as a simple evolution. It's what she's doing.

"I feel like I know myself better, but I think I'm still learning every day," Gomez says. "Sometimes I wake up and I'm like, 'Who am I?' But there are moments where I feel like the 14-year-old me, to the 17-year-old me. to now being 23, it's weird. But I feel like I've lived enough life and I have a right to speak my mind about my personal experiences."

Watch the very personal video for "Good For You" and her video interview here.

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