Selena Gomez’s ‘Me and the Rhythm’ Is a Disco-Lite Jam
From One Direction's dad-rock album Four to Carly Rae Jepsen's synth-pop masterpiece Emotion, the '80s have run rampant all over the majority of mainstream music for quite a while now. This means it's probably dangerously close to running its course, but never fear: Selena Gomez is already tapping into the '70s with her latest song, "Me & The Rhythm."
After announcing that she'll be heading out on the road for her upcoming Revival World Tour (though which cities she'll hit have yet to be announced for some reason), Selena gave fans another preview off her upcoming album Revival with the release of a brand new song.
An uptempo, disco-lite jam, “Me and the Rhythm” maintains the sleek and sexy appeal of Selena’s first Revival single “Good For You.” But it’s far less crawling-on-the-ground seductive and more subtle in its appeal. Selena's vocals are as sultry as ever here, with a Lana Del Rey-inflection she's affected that doesn't feel as artificial as it could -- the more speak-sing attempt works for her, and she knows it.
Speaking about her new album, Selena admitted that she realizes she's not the greatest singer, but she seems to have finally found her niche, vocal-wise. She said, "I had to really discover what was going to work for me because there were times in my career where I sang things that just weren’t me and weren’t for me. You can hear it in my voice. You can hear it when it’s inauthentic. This whole record is extremely intimate. I did executive produce it…I know that I’m not the world’s greatest singer, but I do know that I have a unique tone.”
Revival isn't due out until October 9, but you can listen to “Me and the Rhythm” above in the meantime.
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