Speak Love With Selena Gomez



Selena-Gomez



Walt Disney Records, which is an American record label of the Disney Music Group has been widely instrumental in launching the careers of the rising stars of the music industry. Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Hillary Duff, Selena Gomez etc are some of the most prominent and popular ones in this ever growing crop of talents nurtured by Walt Disney Records.

 

Although talent is an individual thing and is primarily dependent on the individual yet Walt Disney Records have played a pivotal role with a significant and considerable influence in igniting and powering the careers of these superstars.

 


Love, relationship and heartbreaks have become the core and integral part of the songs that rule the Billboards today.

 


Depiction of life’s ups and downs in a tumultuous or a loving relationship and its consequences form the framework and crust of these songs. The pangs of separation and the resulting breakdown are metamorphosed into such peppy and infectious dance numbers that we keep humming them all day long.

 


Relationships and its various facets form the undertone of almost every chart topping single (song) today.

 

This sudden and remarkable change in the origin of today’s songs can be attributed to one female artist in particular, Taylor Swift. Most of her songs deal with themes of love, its effect on life, relationships and its consequences and circumstances.
Almost every song of hers contains a vivid portrayal of what happens in a relationship today and is directly or indirectly addressed to someone close to her.

 


One rising star on the block who is closely following on the heels of Taylor Swift in this regard is Selena Gomez.

 


She has been part of a band as well as, is a solo artist.In 2009, she formed her own band Selena Gomez And The Scene.
Kiss And Tell, released in 2009 was the debut album of this band and was a commercial success. Not only that, it is the band’s highest selling album till date. With a punk pop and punk rock flavour, this album was widely praised for its fun music and especially Selena Gomez’s vocals.
Falling Down” and “Naturally” are my choices from this album.

 

Their second album, A Year Without Rain released in 2010 was an improvement over their debut album and comprised melodies and empowering lyrics.
A Year Without Rain” is my favourite from this album.
Ghost Of You” is a good one too.

 

When The Sun Goes Down, released in 2011 was the band’s third album. Expanding on the electro pop and synthpop themes, this album had a sassy tinge to it.
Love You Like A Love Song”, “Who Says” and “Hit The Lights” are my choices from this album.

 

Who Says” with its theme of self-empowerment is a must listen.

 


She finally released her debut album as a solo artist, Stars Dance in 2013. The album predominantly comprised singles that lyrically talk about her much publicized romance with Justin Bieber.

 

Slow Down” with its high octane dance pop talks about delving into a relationship gradually rather than rushing into it.
Music Feels Better” is a clap happy club anthem and party number that is sure to lift up your spirits.

 

“You are the thunder and I am the lightning
And I love the way you know who you are and to me it’s exciting
When you know it’s meant to be
Everything comes naturally, it comes naturally
When you’re with me, baby
Everything comes naturally, it comes naturally
Ba-ba-baby.”
~Naturally

 


Naturally” emphasizes that in a relationship, the two people don’t have to force their feelings, for it comes naturally. The innocence and intuitiveness in this song makes it instantly memorable and is without a doubt, a good listen on Valentine’s Day when you are out with your beloved.

 

“I’m missing you so much
Can’t help it, I’m in love
A day without you is like a year without rain
I need you by my side
Don’t know how I’ll survive
A day without you is like a year without rain (oh, whoa)
Whoa, oh, whoa.”
~A Year Without Rain

 

In this song, Selena Gomez compares and contrasts her persistent longing and yearning for her love to a year without rain. Earnest and committed with a tender yet meaningful and compelling depiction, this song gives you goose bumps with its inevitable emotional content.
Couples can so effortlessly relate to this song and feel the crispy romance in the air around them thriving, prospering and flourishing.

Passionate, overwhelmingly beautiful and cuddly enough to make you cry out of happiness, let’s just dedicate it to our loved ones because,
I’m missing you so much
Can’t help it, I’m in love
A day without you is like a year without rain.

 

“Boy, I need you here with me
We can’t go on this way
I’m falling hard for you
All I can say
We’re going round & round
We’re never gonna stop going round & round
We’ll never get where we’re going
Round & round
Well you’re gonna miss me
Cause I’m getting dizzy going
Round & round & round.”
~Round And Round

 

This song goes beyond the expected and anticipated demographic and is fruitful in its depiction of a relationship going in circles. With this song, she went a notch above her peers Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus. Simple and beautiful, the song’s electro groove and pop rock makes it an infectious tune that you can’t get out of your head.

 

“Who says, who says you’re not perfect?
Who says you’re not worth it?
Who says you’re the only one that’s hurtin’?
Trust me, that’s the price of beauty
Who says you’re not pretty?
Who says you’re not beautiful?
Who says?”
~Who Says

 

This song talks about loving ourselves for who we are and believing that we are perfect, irrespective of what the world thinks us to be. It is an inspirational song with a feel good vibe that teaches us to embrace ourselves without letting anyone bring us down.
This song inspired me too and my conclusion after hearing this song is – love the way you live and live the way you love.

 

“I’m not too shy to show I love you, I got no regrets.
I love you much, too much to hide you, this love ain’t finished yet.
This love ain’t finished yet…
So baby whenever you’re ready…

When you’re ready
When you’re ready
When you’re ready come and get it
Na na na na.”
~Come And Get It

 

This is her most successful single till date. The Bollywood influence with the bhangra beats which is complimented by a tribal feel is unmissable and adds spice to this song.
The song is about a female lover’s attempts to ignite and rekindle a previously ended romance where she demands that her lover needs to accept her the way she is and to come back and get her but only if he can appreciate and handle her the way she is. The provocative lyrics added with the rhythmic beats make it an addictive song.

 

“The bed’s getting cold and you’re not here
The future that we hold is so unclear
But I’m not alive until you call
And I’ll bet the odds against it all
Save your advice ’cause I won’t hear
You might be right but I don’t care
There’s a million reasons why I should give you up
But the heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants.”
~The Heart Wants What It Wants

 

My favorite Selena Gomez song and a regular on my playlist ever since it was released, this song is beautiful and painstakingly describes the dark side of her fairy tale romance. Captivating and mesmerizing, it is a heartbreaking revelation that makes you emotionally charged.


Intensely emotional and unapologetically honest, this song makes you vulnerable as it takes you to a verge of a sweet breakdown.

 

All her songs have an energy and excitement that is positively infectious and it augurs fabulously well with punk attitude and pop melody and electro pop flourishes. Even though she is young, she packs a punch and her range of vocals amply resonate the fact that she is mature beyond her years; something which is very evident from her wide array of songs.
Rock music, pop funk or a love ballad, she can deliver each of these with a surprising yet remarkable ease.

 


Also her music and songs has shades of various artists in it. “Crush” is a signature product of the Avril Lavigne factory. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” has flashes of Britney Spears in it. “That’s More Like It” has a characteristic influence of Katy Perry.
Yet she brings in her own spirit and style all of which makes it distinctively Selena Gomez.

 

She has maintained a consistency in her albums on her way to evolving from teen to adult music by expanding the dimensions of her sound to emphasize a more mature audience while also ensuring that she does not leave her millions of teen fans behind.
A charming and appealing vocalist, she embraces each and every song with such delicacy that you find yourself immersed in a sugar-coated avalanche.

 


Breezy, fresh, powerfully emotional, compelling and addictive would be my choice of adjectives to describe her songs.

 


All her songs have a strong emotional engagement with the audience. Even though her songs have icy choruses, superb synth-beats and peppy melodies, yet it is her soft yet powerful and poignant voice that takes centre stage.

 


A reflection of a pleasurable musical instrument, her vocals are incredible and she handles the wide-ranging vocal difficulty with admirably undeniable skill.
A sugary smooth delight of dance pop with a second guessing love story line forever ready to pop forth and sway you in its tide is a trademark of each and every Selena Gomez song.

 


Selena Gomez is much more than just a vibrant and young Disney pop princess. In her short five year old music career, she has blossomed beautifully and delightfully to an unexpected level of maturity and certainly is a force to reckon with.
She is here to stay and who could argue or deny it? After all,

The heart wants what it wants.

 
 

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