Selena Gomez gives an interview to Zane Lowe. They are talking about her new song “De Una Vez” and Spanish heritage.
Zane: “In my mind, you sort of get yourself into a frame of mind, you cruise into your space, you capture a moment you live with it, you really, really capture, you really make it as good as you can and then you choose so deliberately when to release it, but the point being that, just do not seem to be in any hurry.”
Selena: “No, definitely not, I think if anything I have learned just that during this pandemic, you know it’s been pretty heavy, but in general it’s allowed me to be patient with my choices and you know obviously I’m very vocal too, about what’s going on, but this has been something I’ve wanted to do for 10 years working on a Spanish project, because I’m so so proud of my heritage and you know just genuinely felt like I wanted this to happen and it happened and I feel like it’s the perfect timing, just with all the division in the world. There is something about Latin music that globally just makes people feel things you know.”
Zane: “It is mood and it is deep and it is honest and it gets to places in music, that’s at times can feel really, I don’t know if people do it wrong, it can feel they are overdoing it and when you sing it in Spanish and put it over a song like this, it just feels perfect. It must have been really amazing to sing like this and to capture emotion in a different way than you have done before.”
Selena: “You know what’s funny? I actually think I sing better in Spanish(Laughing). That was something I discovered. It was a lot of work and look you cannot mispronounce anything, it is something that needed to be precise and needed to be respected the audience I’m going to release this for. Of course I want everyone to enjoy the music, but I’m targeting my fan base, I’m targeting my heritage and I couldn’t be more excited.”
The interview lasted 12 minutes. You can find the full version bellow.