Rare by Selena Gomez is on the surface confectionary pop. On closer listening the woman has other things on her mind. The lyrics in the title cut rip through the listener:
“Saw us getting older
Burning toast in the toaster
My ambitions were too high”
Even in the second track Dance Again the words resonate with:
“I kick-start the rhythm
All the drama’s in remission
No, I don’t need permission”
Look at Her Now simmers with a knockout arrangement.
Her hit single Lose You To Love Me is authentic poignancy with the line: “I needed to hate you to love me, yeah.”
The remaining tracks may tend to deal with repitive themes but Selena has enough gumption to pull it off.