Selena Gomez Opens Up About Leaving Former Band The Scene


Selena Gomez is clearly a woman of many talents. Not only is she one of the biggest pop stars of our time, but she’s also an actress, entrepreneur, and producer. And, in case you forgot, Selena was also once the front-woman of her very own band: Selena Gomez & The Scene.

For a brief refresher, Selena’s band was formed back in 2008 and consisted of her and four other guys: Joey Clement, Greg Garman, Dane Forrest, and Drew Taubenfeld. They were known for gems such as «Naturally» and «Love You Like a Love Song» — two tracks that definitely earned repeat status on your iPod shuffle at the time.

Despite the fact that Selena Gomez & The Scene went on what turned out to be a permanent hiatus in 2012, the singer-songwriter certainly has fond memories of her time with the group. During a Q&A session with Ask Anything Chat, Selena opened up about what it was like to be a lead singer for a band — and what she thinks of their music in retrospect. «That to me was a very specific time in my life,» she explained. «I think if you’re 14, 15, 16 and you’re trying to sing about situations in life that you haven’t experienced, I don’t really know if that qualifies you as an artist, if I’m being honest with you.»

Selena went on to say that her time with The Scene was more of an exploratory period of where she wanted to go as a musician. «It helped me to have people who were older around me that helped guide me, and inspired me and pushed me,» she added. «And there was a moment when I felt like I could do it and I wanted to try it on my own.» Selena’s experience is definitely a relatable one; it’s pretty common to look back and realize that we didn’t know as much as we thought we did when we were younger, but those memories can inform the future and how we grow. It’s safe to say that Selena’s musical journey has been pretty spectacular.

This article was originally published by: Teen Vogue