Selena Gomez Reveals she Recorded her Upcoming EP Almost Entirely over Zoom
Selena Gomez has revealed she recorded almost all of her Revelación EP over Zoom. According to NME, the EP, which is the US singer’s first-ever Spanish record, had to be tracked over video calls owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“We actually recorded almost the entire EP on Zoom due to COVID,” Gomez said in Vevo‘s latest Footnotes installment.
She went on to credit rising Venezuelan singer-songwriter Elena Rose as one of the EP’s “biggest” collaborators. “[Elena Rose is] an incredible female writer who I think really understands my heart and what I wanted to say in this project.”
Elsewhere, the singer and actress addressed the making of her music video De Una Vez, which premiered last month and features on the forthcoming EP due on March 12.
“‘De Una Vez’ was one of the first songs I worked on pretty early on,” Gomez said. “At the time, doing a Spanish project was just an idea being bounced around. Then the rest of the project just kind of happened really quickly and organically.”
Last month, Gomez shared another Spanish-language single called Baila Conmigo in collaboration with Rauw Alejandro.
The track was produced by Bad Bunny and J Balvin collaborator Tainy alongside Albert Hype, Jota Rosa and NEON16, as well as featuring Puerto Rican star Alejandro.
“With ‘Baila Conmigo,’ I want to get everyone dancing,” Gomez explained. “The video portrays the sense of isolation we all are experiencing right now and how music truly does connect us all no matter where we are in the world.”
Earlier in January, the Texas native spoke about finally releasing a collection of Spanish language songs.
‘This has been something I’ve wanted to do for 10 years, working on a Spanish project, because I’m so, so proud of my heritage, and just genuinely felt like I wanted this to happen,’ Selena told Zane Lowe of Apple Music.
‘I feel like it’s the perfect timing. Just with all the division in the world, there’s something about Latin music that globally just makes people feel things, you know?’ she added.