Selena Gomez premiered the music video for her new single “Boyfriend” on Friday (April 10), and it lives up to the old adage that you have to kiss a few frogs before finding your prince.
In the clip directed by Matty Peacock, the pop star takes her destiny into her own hands, employing a magic potion to weed out the dating duds in her search for her perfect match.
“I want a boyfriend/ But I just keep hitting dead ends/ Try to take a shortcut, but I get cut/ Again and again/ I want a boyfriend/ Tell me, are there any good ones left?/ I keep findin’ wrong ones, but I want love/ Again and again/ I want a boyfriend,” Gomez intones over the track’s bouncing bass line as, one by one, her roster of suitors turns into an army of ribbit-ing amphibians.
“Boyfriend” serves as the opening track of the brand-new deluxe edition of Rare, which also features previously unreleased songs “Souvenir” and “She,” alongside No. 1 single “Lose You To Love Me,” “Look At Her Now” and the title track.
Selena Gomez is prepping a deluxe edition of her new Rare album, and it’s coming way sooner than you think. The singer announced on Monday (April 6) that the new version will feature three previously unreleased tracks, “Boyfriend,” “She” and “Souvenir,” which will appear on the beefed-up version due out on Thursday (April 9).
You can pre-save the album here now, as well as donate to the Plus1 COVID-19 Relief Fund, which is providing assistance to musicians and music industry workers affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, as well as those whose physical and mental health and safety are most at risk from the virus that has infected more than 1.3 million people in 212 countries and killed more than 75,000.
“Many of you know how excited I have been to release a song called ‘Boyfriend,’” the singer, 27, said in a letter to fans about the bonus tracks. “It’s a lighthearted song about falling down and getting back up time and time again in love, but also knowing that you don’t need anyone other than yourself to be happy. 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. Just like the rest of the world, I’m praying for safety, unity and recovery during this pandemic.”
Because of her concern, Gomez said she’s personally donating to the Plus1 relief fund, as well as $1 from every order of the album on her official store to the fund. The singer earned her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Rare, which was released on Jan. 10 via Interscope Records and kicked off with 112,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. for the week ending Jan. 16, according to Nielsen Music.
Gomez appeared on Miley Cyrus’ Bright Minded Instagram series last week, where she discussed her bipolar diagnosis for the first time in a candid chat about mental health.
“Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in… America, McClean Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar,” Gomez told Cyrus. “And so when I got to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it.”
“Feel Me,” Selena Gomez’s anthem about an ex regretting his loss was a fan-favorite staple during her 2016 Revival tour, and now the song is released on digital platforms for the first time.
“Won’t be caught up in the middle/ Of your highs and your lows/ Baby, ‘long as you’re not with me/ You’ll always be alone,” she sultrily croons in the tune before the sparkling chorus: “Every time your lips touch another/ I want you to feel me.”
Until Friday (Feb. 21), “Feel Me” was only available on the Rare vinyl sold at Target. In a fan Q&A Gomez did on Twitter to celebrate her recent album’s release back in January, she answered a question asking if the tune would ever see the light of day. “That song was from when I was in a different place and doesn’t fit with where I am right now,” she responded.