Everyone’s a critic. Selena Gomez admitted that it’s laborious to remain dedicated to the inventive course of when her music isn’t appreciated throughout the business.
“I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?’” the Spring Breakers star, 28, within the cover story of Vogue‘s April 2021 challenge. “‘Lose You to Love Me’ I felt was the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people it still wasn’t enough.”
The Texas native launched three albums together with her former band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, between 2009 and 2011. She later pursued a career as a solo artist, scoring eight top-10 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100. “Lose You to Love Me,” the lead single from her Rare album, was launched in October 2019 and have become her first-ever No. 1 Billboard hit.
Though Gomez has an avid following, she’s struggled to really feel achieved “when people don’t necessarily take you seriously” as an artist. “I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I’m so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different,” she informed the outlet. “I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music.”
Before she transitioned to music, Gomez starred in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012. As she considers taking a step away from singing, the Monte Carlo star hopes to provide herself “a real shot at acting” and safe extra work behind the digital camera, studying from her position as government producer for Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.
“I haven’t even touched the surface of what I want to do,” Gomez stated, acknowledging that she would possibly “need help” getting the roles she actually desires. “I can’t wait for the moment when a director can see that I’m capable of doing something that no one’s ever seen. … I just want to start over.”
Gomez’s Disney Channel days are far behind her, however she nonetheless will get “this haunting feeling” that she will’t escape her little one star picture. While discovering her genuine id hasn’t at all times been straightforward as she’s grown up within the highlight, the Rare Beauty founder is lastly able to be seen as her personal individual.
“My best stuff is happening now,” she informed The Newsette in November 2020, reflecting on the day “Lose You to Love Me” was launched. “I remember I smiled and I was like, ‘That’s why it’s worth it. All of these years of confusion and being in love and all of this stuff … and it was finally a clean slate.‘ And it wasn’t even because everyone liked it; it was just a realization of why I went through everything I went through.”