Artist Selena Gomez said social media has been “terrible” for her generation. She added that it “scares” her to see how exposed young people are.

Selena Gomez is back.

After undergoing a kidney transplant in 2017 and struggling at times with mental health after, the 26-year-old pop star has revealed plans to release her first album in nearly four years.

“I’m actually done,” Gomez told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday. “I have to do a few finishing things with it, but I’m just relieved. It took me four years now to even feel at a good place with this album.” 

The Disney Channel alum has largely taken a break from the spotlight in the past few years – though she’s made headlines recently while promoting an upcoming movie alongside Bill Murray.

The long wait seems to have paid off: Gomez teased fans will get a more personal look inside her recent struggles.

“I had such huge moments that happened in my life, personally,” she said, noting that she wondered how “to capture that and how was I going to actually feel good about what I was saying. So I just kept going and I’m relieved now.” 

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What can fans expect from her new music? A more “mellow” vibe, for one. And a “more emotional connection” with listeners, she said

“I think there’s always going to be a sense of strong pop in my music, but I definitely explored more with electric guitar, a lot of more soulful tracks underneath things, acoustic guitar,” she continued. “It all kind of hits different places that I feel like is my lane for music. … I love everything that I get to do and be a part of, but specifically something that connects with people on an emotional level is my favorite. ” 

A release date has not yet been announced.


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