Rare is the third solo studio album by Selena Gomez and the second released on Interscope Records. It was released on January 10, 2020.

Background

  • On June 24, 2016, Gomez tweeted saying that she had been in the studio for a few weeks and that she was very close to releasing her third studio album.
  • On May 4, 2017, Gomez revealed that something new was coming.
  • On May 11, 2017, Gomez teased "Bad Liar" for the first time.
    • On May 12, 2017, Gomez revealed that "Bad Liar" would be released on May 18, 2017.
  • On July 6, 2017, Gomez teased "Fetish" on her social media.
    • The next day she revealed that the song would be released on July 13, 2017.
  • On October 17, 2019, Gomez began to tease "Lose You to Love Me".
  • On October 18, 2019, Gomez revealed that the song would be released on October 23, 2019, and continued to tease the lyrics.
  • On October 20, 2019, Gomez began to tease the lyrics for "Look At Her Now".
  • On November 20, 2019, Gomez announced that she had exciting news for tomorrow.
  • On November 22, 2019, Gomez announced that there would be a Target exclusive edition of the album which would include the standard 13 tracks plus 5 bonus tracks.
  • On December 12, 2019, Gomez announced the title, track-list, and cover art for her new album via her social media.
  • The album was described as a "deep blue"
  • Selena confirmed a collaboration with Marshmello.
    • That collaboration turned out to be "Wolves".
  • On August 15, 2018, during an Instagram live, Selena revealed about the album:
    • Her favorite song from the album is called "Rare".
    • Selena described the album as "honest, but playful". She also said, "creatively it's in a really good direction".
    • Tons of "really great collabs" have been done and she can't say with who.
  • She has described the sound of the album to be "moody" with "dark vibes". Selena also confirmed that she is done with the recording sessions.
  • On March 12, 2019, during an Instagram live, Selena revealed that she has been in the studio and it's going really well. She also revealed she is nervous about it and the next few choices she makes are "very crucial". Lastly, she stated that the new album is coming very soon.
  • On June 7, 2019, at a charity baseball event, Selena revealed she has a song called "Grateful".
  • On June 12, 2019, on Jimmy Fallon, Selena announced and confirmed that her highly anticipated album was completed and she has to add finishing touches.
  • According to the authoritative publication "Rolling Stone", "Rare" is the 24th best album this year.

Singles

  • The first promotional single, "It Ain't Me", with Kygo, was released on February 16, 2017.
  • The second promotional single, "Bad Liar", was released on May 18, 2017.
  • The third promotional single, "Fetish", featuring Gucci Mane, was released on July 13, 2017.
  • The fourth promotional single, "Wolves", with Marshmello, was released on October 25, 2017.
  • The fifth promotional single, "Back To You", was released on May 10, 2018.
  • The lead single, "Lose You to Love Me", was released on October 23, 2019.
  • The second single, "Look At Her Now", was released on October 24, 2019.
  • The third single, "Rare", was released on January 10, 2020.
  • The fourth single, "Boyfriend" was released on April 9, 2020.

Videos

Tracklist

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Rare" Selena Gomez, Madison Love, Brett McLaughlin, Nolan Lambroza, Simon Rosen 3:40
2. "Dance Again" Gomez, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, Justin Tranter, Caroline Ailin 2:50
3. "Look At Her Now" Gomez, Julia Michaels, Tranter, Ian Kirkpatrick Ian Kirkpatrick 2:42
4. "Lose You to Love Me" Gomez, Michaels, Tranter, Larsson, Fredriksson Mattman & Robin, 3:26
5. "Ring" Gomez, Sean Douglas, Julie Frost, Breyan Isaac, David Ciente, 2:28
6. "Vulnerable" Gomez, Amy Allen, Johnathan Bellion, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson 3:12
7. "People You Know" Gomez, Mathieu Jomphe Lépine, Alexandra Hope, Steph Jones, Lil Aaron, Jason Evigan 3:14
8. "Let Me Get Me" Gomez, Larsson, Fredriksson, Tranter, Ailin 3:09
9. "Crowded Room" (featuring 6LACK) Gomez, Bebe Rexha, Lambroza, Simon Wilcox, Ricardo Valentine, Rosen 3:06
10. "Kinda Crazy" Gomez, Rami Yacoub, Tranter, Jasmine Thompson, Albin Nedler, Kristopher Fogelmark 3:32
11. "Fun" Gomez, Michaels, Scott Harris, Raul Cubina, Mark Williams 3:09
12. "Cut You Off" Gomez, David Pramik, Liza Owen, Chloe Angelides 3:02
13. "A Sweeter Place" (featuring Kid Cudi) Gomez, Kid Cudi, Love, Uzoechi, Kirkpatrick 4:23
Deluxe Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Boyfriend" Gomez, Michaels, Tranter, Jon Wienner, Sam Homaee The Roomates, Schoudel 2:41
2. "Lose You to Love Me"
3. "Rare"
4. "Souvenir" Gomez, Love, Douglas, Kirkpatrick Kirkpatrick 2:41
5. "Look At Her Now"
6. "She" Gomez, Tranter, Wienner, Homaee, Emenike The Roomates 2:52
7. "Crowded Room"
8. "Vulnerable"
9. "Dance Again"
10. "Ring"
11. "A Sweeter Place"
12. "People You Know"
13. "Cut You Off"
14. "Let Me Get Me"
15. "Kinda Crazy"
16. "Fun"
17. "Feel Me"
Target Deluxe Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
14. "Bad Liar" Gomez, Michaels, Tranter, Kirkpatrick, David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth Kirkpatrick 3:34
15. "Fetish" (featuring Gucci Mane) Angelides, McLaughlin, Gino Barletta, Gomez, Jonas Jeberg, Joe Khajadourian, Alex Schwartz, Radric Davis Jonas Jeberg, The Futuristics 3:06
16. "It Ain't Me" (featuring Kygo) Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, Brian Lee, Ali Tamposi, Gomez, Andrew Watt Kygo, Andrew Watt, Louis Bell 3:40
17. "Back To You" Parrish Warrington, Diederik Van Elsas, Allen, Micah Premnath, Gomez Trackside, Kirkpatrick 3:27
18. "Wolves" (featuring Marshmello) Gomez, Christopher Comstock, Watt, Tamposi, Lee, Bell Marshmello, Watt 3:17
Vinyl LP Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
14. "Feel Me" Gomez, Lisa Scinta, Ross Golan, Ammar Malik, Kurtis Isaac Mckenzie The Arcade 3:45
Japanese Special Edition DVD
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Lose You to Love Me" (music video) 3:26
2. "Lose You to Love Me" (behind the scenes) 3:08
3. "Look At Her Now" (music video) 2:44
4. "Look At Her Now" (behind the scenes) 3:07

Gallery

see: Gallery: Rare (album).

References

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