Will Revelacion be Selena Gomez’ swan song?

Selena hinted at a potential retirement from music, saying she wants to give herself a "real shot at acting" instead
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Singer Selena Gomez hinted at a potential retirement from music, saying that she wants to give herself a "real shot at acting". In an interview with the Vogue, Selena who began her career by appearing on children’s television series Barney and Friends, revealed that she wants to lean into acting and producing more so than music in the future. Before foraying into music back in 2009 with her first album Kiss and Tell, Selena was a popular Disney artist. Starring in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012, Selena gradually made the shift to music.

"It's hard to keep doing music when people don't necessarily take you seriously," she told the magazine candidly, adding "I've had moments where I've been like, 'What's the point? Why do I keep doing this?' 'Lose You to Love Me' I felt was the best song I've ever released, and for some people, it still wasn't enough."

Lose You to Love Me, widely believed to be inspired by Selena's now married ex boyfriend Justin Bieber, was released in October 2019. The stirring breakup ballad became her first number one single ever, though it failed to receive any Grammy nominations.

Selena in the interview said she wants to "give it one last try" before perhaps retiring from music. "I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and I'm so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it'll be different. I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music," she said.

The singer, who is currently filming Hulu's upcoming comedy series, Only Murders in the Building, alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short, will be releasing her first Spanish-language EP, Revelacion, on March 12. “The project is really an homage to my heritage,” she says. She adds, “A lot of my fan base is Latin, and I’ve been telling them this album was going to happen for years. But the fact that it’s coming out during this specific time is really cool…It’s easier for me to sing in Spanish than to speak it.”

The 28-year-old who has previously served as an executive-producer for two Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why and Living Undocumented, says, “I haven't even touched the surface of what I want to do," she told Vogue. "The parts that I want are the ones I need help with. I can't wait for the moment when a director can see that I'm capable of doing something that no one's ever seen."

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