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Rare is Selena Gomez's third solo studio album and second released through Interscope Records. It was released on January 10, 2020. She worked on the album for four years between January 2016 and May 2019.

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.[1]

On May 4, 2017, Gomez revealed that something new was coming.[2] On May 11, 2017, Gomez teased "Bad Liar" for the first time.[3] On May 12, 2017, Gomez revealed that "Bad Liar" would be released on May 18, 2017.[4] On July 6, 2017, Gomez teased "Fetish" on her social media.[5] The next day she revealed that the song would be released on July 13, 2017.[6]

On October 17, 2019, Gomez began to tease "Lose You to Love Me".[7][8][9] On October 18, 2019, Gomez revealed that the song would be released on October 23, 2019, and continued to tease the lyrics.[10][11] On October 20, 2019, Gomez began to tease the lyrics for "Look At Her Now".[12] On October 24, 2019, Gomez revealed and released the song.[13]

On November 20, 2019, Gomez announced that she had exciting news for tomorrow.[14] On November 21, 2019, Gomez announced via her social media accounts that her new album would be released on January 10, 2020, with information about the title, track list and artwork to follow.[15] 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.[16][17]

On December 12, 2019, Gomez announced the title, track-list and cover art for her new album via her social media.[18]

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, "Feel Me", was released on February 21, 2020.

Gallery

Tracklist

Standard
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, Caroline Ailin, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredricksson, Justin Tranter 2:50
3. "Look At Her Now" Gomez, Ian Kirkpatrick, Julia Michaels, Tranter 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, Stefan Johnson, Amy Allen, Johnathan Bellion, Jordan K. Johnson 3:12
7. "People You Know" Gomez, Jason Evigan, Alex Hope, Steph Jones, Mathieu Jomphe Lépine, Lil Aaron 3:14
8. "Let Me Get Me" Gomez, Ailin, Larsson, Fredriksson, Tranter 3:09
9. "Crowded Room" (featuring 6LACK) Gomez, Bebe Rexha, Lambroza, Simon Wilcox 3:06
10. "Kinda Crazy" Gomez, Albin Nedler, Kristopher Fogelmark, Rami Yacoub, Jasmine Thompson 3:32
11. "Fun" Gomez, Raul Cubina, Mark Williams, Michales, Scott Harris 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, Kirkpatrick, Love, Uzoechi 4:23
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, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Wotman, Brian Lee, Gomez Kygo, Andrew Watt, Ben Rice, Louis Bell 3:40
17. "Back To You" Allen, Parrish Warrington, Diederik Van Elsas, Micah Premnath, Gomez Trackside, Kirkpatrick 3:27
18. "Wolves" (featuring Marshmello) Gomez, Christopher Comstock, Watt, Tamposi, Lee, Bell, Carl Rosen 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

Cut songs

Trivia

  • The album was described as a "deep blue"
  • Selena confirmed a collaboration with Marshmello.
  • On August 15, 2018 during a 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 a 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 cruicial". 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.

References

Rare
January 10, 2020 • 41:53 • Interscope Records
Songs
Released A Sweeter PlaceBack To YouBad LiarCrowded RoomCut You OffDance AgainFeel MeFetishFunIt Ain't MeKinda CrazyLet Me Get MeLook At Her NowLose You to Love MePeople You KnowRareRingVulnerableWolves
Unreleased FlawlessGratefulHigher Or HeavenIntroOut Of My HeadStainedThat's Why I Love You
Artists
6LACKGucci ManeKid CudiKygoMarshmelloSelena Gomez
Tour
TBC
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