Gomez’s new tracks include “Boyfriend,” a song she has been teasing since the Rarealbum rollout. The clubby track has Gomez laying out the difference between a want and a need — and right now what she wants is a good guy by her side.
Prior to its official release this week, she made clear that a boyfriend is no longer what she wants as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic. “We wrote it long before our current crisis, but in the context of today, I want to be clear that a boyfriend is nowhere near the top of my list of priorities,” she wrote on Instagram earlier this week.
Along with “Boyfriend,” the deluxe edition of Rare includes a studio version of “Feel Me,” a song she debuted on her Revival tour. On “Souvenir,” she sings about an overwhelming, bicoastal romance with a blue-eyed paramour who gives her chills and is “better than pills how you put me to sleep.” The song “She” is a modern take on Britney Spears’ “Lucky” with Gomez detailing the life of a young woman who succumbs to bad decisions, unable to fulfill her role as a “Hollywood type.”
Gomez is donating all money from merch available in her official store to two different COVID-19 relief funds. All proceeds from merch related to her song “Dance Again” will go toward MusiCares, while $1 from every purchase of other items in her store will benefit PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund, which works with a variety of nonprofit organizations.