Between releasing her album Rare, announcing a beauty line with Sephora (it’s going to be called Rare Beauty), and most recently opening up about her bipolar diagnosis on fellow Disney alumni Miley Cyrus’ Instagram show Bright Minded, Selena Gomez has been keeping busy in 2020’s first quarter.
Even without doing anything, she’s keeping people occupied and amused: a lil Twitter moment a few days ago saw tonnes of fans flooding Twitter with dedications to her Wizards of Waverly Place character Alex Russo.
If you were looking for some new iso-content though, you’re in luck. Yesterday, in an Instagram post, the singer announced that more is on the way: fans can expect three brand new songs on April 9th, fresh from the release of a deluxe version of her Rare album.
The new tracks you can look forward to are titled “Boyfriend,” “She,” and “Souvenir.” In the same post, Gomez spoke about how the current coronavirus pandemic has coloured the release of this music—which would be nerve-wracking enough without the added scrutiny of celebrity and influencer behavior during this time.
“Many of you know how excited I’ve been to release a song called ‘Boyfriend’,” she wrote in the post. “It’s a lighthearted song about falling down and getting back up time and time again in love, but also knowing that you don’t need anyone other than yourself to be happy. We wrote it long before our current crisis, but in the context of today. I want to be clear that a boyfriend is nowhere near the top of my list of priorities. Just like the rest of the world, I’m praying for safety, unity and recover during this pandemic.”
The announcement was accompanied with a message that $1 from every order placed in her official merch store will be donated to the Plus1 Covid-19 relief, as well as a personal donation of her own. The album will be released on April 9th and you’ll be able to catch it on the usual streaming services, thanks Spotify, always got ma back.
Gomez isn’t the only artist to release new music under social isolation either. In what’s quickly becoming a mega-playlist of iso-releases that are helping us get through, our boy Frank Ocean also dropped two new songs, which you can listen to here. For more of Syrup‘s musical picks to keep you company, check out Julian’s playlist on the Syrup Spotify.
Lead image via Instagram @selenagomez.