My new Single of the Week is from the very lovely Selena Gomez with her new single 'Back to You'.
As I'm sure most people are aware, Selena Gomez is an American singer, yes, she that used to date The Bieber, but lets not hold that against her. At just 25 years old, Selena has the sort of international fame that means she literally is recognised everywhere, whether for her looks or her voice.
Selena is actually from Texas, and got one of her first breaks appearing on the Disney Channel in the show that made Miley Cyrus famous - Hannah Montana. She released her first solo music in 2012, and has also continued with her acting work.
Back to the single - its actually from a soundtrack to a program called 13 Reasons Why. Its a really catchy song, and her breathy delicate vocals suit the melody and the lyrics perfectly. Its pop but funky, dancy but more acoustic, a little bit country, a little bit street. Its just lovely, but it also makes you feel something - thats the magic of a great song.
The video to the song is interesting too - Selena sings the lyrics over images of her and a bad boy getting up to all sorts of mischief - not least stealing a car! Shocking. But its all in lovely retro colours, and Selena herself looks vintage and pretty. Its striking, and its funky.
The lines 'I wanna hold you when I'm not supposed to, when i'm lying close to someone else, you're stuck in my head and I can't get you out of it, If I could do it all again, I know I'd go back to you' are all sung, pretty much without pause, all running in a long lyrical sentence that falls and rises in such an appealing entrancing way. I had the lines running through my head for hours after hearing the song just once - its that catchy.
Now, I'm not a huge fan of The Disney "output" as often, the songs tend to be similar in style, and her previous songs, whilst I haven't hated them, I haven't really felt much for either way. This one though, somehow sounds more sensual, more mature and to my liking, suits her vocally much better. I do have the utmost respect for Selena on a personal level, as she has faced her battles for someone so young. With this song, she has a new fan musically too.
If you've not heard this one yet, go check it out and let me know what you think. I love it, I hope you will too. If you have a craving for more music stuff, you can find all my previous choices and more over at My Music page - just click here. :)