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Jun 14, 2019

Revival of Selena Gomez, meets what she expected

Written by @JorgeDiaz from Electro Arpegio / 6 mins read

This album was released in 2015 and I'm writing this in 2019, but fortunately, it's still active since the songs have not lost their validity. Selena Gomez was at a point in her life where she wanted to be reborn, in the first place, for herself and, secondly, to keep in touch with an audience that has loved her since she was a child and already missed her. I'm sure it helped to know that there were people genuinely concerned about their emotional and health status. I think it does not lose validity because everyone at some time in our life has been reborn or, at least, we have tried. Sometimes we are not happy with what we are doing, in what we have become as persons or in what other people have done to us and we have let them abuse without realizing the damage they cause us, be it for love, friendship or simply for trusting in excess of who we should not, so the attempt to be reborn is always necessary and positive. I am sure that when we achieve those positive changes, we will be strengthened as persons and experience will make us better persons. I am myself going through a stage of rebirth right now, caused by (good) situations that I had not foreseen would arrive at this moment and I feel happy. It's amazing how it renews you to know that there are people who value what you do and reward you for it, feeling useful and with a goal in life again. However, I have had to experience in this transition a series of feelings that have to do with taking out all the negative things that I had inside and in spite of feeling happy, there are moments when I experience pain, that pain you feel when you take out once and forever that which hurts you. But fortunately, happy moments are more frequent during the day because everything that caused me sadness and worry is going away little by little. It is amazing how I can appreciate now, details of my daily life that were always present, but I never considered. Things as simple as taking coffee in the garden during a fresh morning or the feeling that I have a lot of time to enjoy when I sometimes thought there was no time for anything. That's what I see on Selena Gomez's album, the exact point at which she begins to realize the things that are worthwhile, but at the same time the acceptance that inside her there were many things that hurt and the effort to take out of all that from her soul right now, so that happy moments are more frequent and she becomes a better person every day. I think that's why we find on the album a very interesting variety of styles, which give meaning to the stage that our singer would be going through. Dark songs, some rhythmic and very happy and others that reflect greater maturity as an artist, more and more aware of the things that surround her, good and bad, and with ever greater control over her life and her art.

It must be very difficult

Of course, the problems of each person are huge and very tragic for each one, but if we start to compare biographies, we will realize that, in reality, there are some that really have it very difficult and others that, maybe only with making a small effort to correct some things in their life would fix it easily. The case of Selena Gomez must be one of the difficult ones. It is well known that for boys and girls who start in the business of television, film, theater and the music industry, things always get complicated when they reach adolescence and the problems can extend so much that they can reach adulthood or, simply, never disappear. We have seen throughout history very sad cases in which things end very bad for those who start as children in this business, for that reason I find it very positive that Selena Gomez has raised a rebirth being so young. Some people who started early in this are anguished because they grow up losing the attention they had on the part of the public when they were children. Others grow up thinking they are almighty and when they realize that nobody honors them anymore, realizing the reality hits them terribly and they fall into very harmful attitudes and vices that can end their lives at a very early age, and I do not mean that they die, but they are still alive in a state that gives sadness and that is unfair to anyone. In fact, I remember reading recently about laws in the United States and the United Kingdom, where they now worry much more than before to guarantee a normal life for children working in theater and television and show business in general, so I think that this problem has been extended to the extent that, finally, the authorities and the parents of children's stars have become aware and have established rules that give more rights to children and thus prevent their exploitation and guarantee their physical and mental health in the future. Congratulations.

Recovering everything

Returning to the album Revival, I am pleased to hear how Selena Gomez recovers everything that makes sense in her life and shows it is the pop and dance-pop that floods almost the whole album, although you can also listen to her personal effort to recover something of the Mexican roots of her parents in a couple of songs, highlighting "Body Heat", a song with Latin rhythms and all the flavor of the music that her parents heard when they were younger. In general, I think that the most important thing for Selena Gomez in this album is to have fulfilled everything she expected from it, saying everything she had to say and expressing it beautifully. We hear a complete singer, mature, proud of herself and with a voice under control, we expect more and more from this artist and I believe that just after this rebirth she will do much better.