Selena Gomez Wants a ‘Boyfriend’ on New Track from ‘Rare’ Deluxe Edition


Thursday, Selena Gomez released her Rare Deluxe Album, featuring several new tracks. Gomez’s Rare debuted at Number One on the Rolling Stone 200 album chart upon its release earlier this year.

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.


Selena Gomez Shares ‘Dance Again’ Clip, Announces New Merch Supporting MusiCares


Selena Gomez has released the music video for her Rare song “Dance Again.” The clip shows Gomez decked out in a Seventies-style wardrobe, dancing alone onstage to the disco-fueled track.

To accompany the video, the singer also announced a new line of “Dance Again”-themed merch, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the MusiCares foundation. In the past few weeks, MusiCares has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist musicians and artists affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; the crisis has decimated the live music industry and cut off many artists from their main source of income.

Gomez released Rare, her third solo album, back in January. Along with “Dance Again,” the LP features the songs “Lose You to Love Me,” “Look at Her Now,” “Feel Me” and the title track. The album is a personal one for Gomez, as she wrote the lead single, “Lose You to Love Me,” with collaborator Julia Michaels after returning from a treatment center.

“When I walked in [the studio], it was literally just the piano and the chorus and a bit of the first verse and I just sat there,” Gomez told Zane Lowe. “And I tell people this, too, because it was also such a very raw moment. A, I had just gotten back, but B, we were in the bright daylight, and that’s not normally how you’re maybe talking about something like that.”