Selena Gomez has been teasing her “secret project” for months, and today, it finally has been revealed with the premiere of her brand-new song entitled “The Heart Wants What It Wants“! The track is set to serve as the official lead single off her upcoming first greatest hits compilation album For You, which is scheduled to be released on November 24 via Hollywood Records. Written alongside her longtime collaborators Rock Mafia, “The Heart Wants What It Wants” sees the 22-year-old starlet showing off a whole new side of herself as she breaks down in this heartbreaking and emotional pop ballad packed with a chill-inducing tripping beat, finger snaps, and distant soft electro. From the intense voice recording in the beginning to the defeating chorus, the song plays out like a completely liberating move on Selena‘s part, who clearly was going through it during her high-profile relationship with Justin Bieber. “This is a modern fairytale, no happy ending, no wind in our sails,” she sings. LAWD! Sure, the song isn’t the best thing we’ve heard from her but it’s certainly the most personal, so I say – Bravo! It’s nice to see a human exits behind all the glitz, glam, and dance-pop jams. I’m all here for it. What do you guys think?
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1. Heart Wants What It Wants
2. Come & Get It
3. Love You Like a Love Song
4. Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
5. Who Says
6. My Dilemma 2.0
7. Round & Round
8. Forget Forever (Boy Lightning Remix)
9. Slow Down
10. A Year Without Rain (Dave Aude Radio Remix)
11. Naturally (Dave Aude Radio Remix)
12. Más (More) [Spanish Version] 13. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
14. Falling Down
15. Do It