Selena Gomez made an appearance on The Tonight Show on Monday (January 13th) to chat about the release of her long-awaited album Rare and dig into the important meaning behind the now-live collection’s title.
During the conversation, the 27-year-old expressed that certain selections from the project are not 100% geared toward herself, but were created with the listeners in mind. She noted that the track “Vulnerable,” “was a way of me hoping I could just be a voice for people who are in the same situation I’m in — whether it’s something mentally that people struggle with or relationships, friendships, I wanted to be as honest as I could.”
Gomez also confirmed that she had decided early on in the recording process that the follow-up to 2015’s Revival would be titled Rare, due to the meaning behind the adjective in the era of social media. “The word is so special and it means a lot,” she said, “and I think in this time where everyone is obsessed with feeling like they need to look the same way or get things done or whatever it may be… There are some girls who are hurting because they feel like they don’t fit in, but this word is eliminating that because you weren’t meant to look like everyone else. You’re meant to be who you are and that’s unique and that’s rare.”
Watch the whole conversation between Selena Gomez and Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show here.