Selena Gomez attends 2022 AFI Fest, ‘Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me’ at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Tribune News Service
Are we living in a brief Selenassaince? The promotional blitz around Selena Gomez’s new Apple TV+ documentary is not only giving fans an autobiographical look at her life, but it also comes with a new single, lyric video, a limited-run SiriusXM Radio show and plenty of Gomez factoids to keep her fans satiated.
“This is probably the most you’ll hear about me for a while,” she told Rolling Stone in an interview published Thursday. “I want this to come out, but I also want this behind me. Every now and then, it’s important to just disappear.”
Just ahead of the Friday release of her documentary “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,” Gomez walked the AFI Fest red carpet to promote the film Wednesday and on Thursday released the eponymous title track featured briefly in the project’s latest trailer.
The lullaby-like ballad was inspired by her journals over the past few years and offers an inside look at her mental and physical health struggles, including her history of bipolar disorder, psychosis, suicidal thoughts and numerous health issues that have been chronicled in the media. “‘My Mind & Me’ is a little sad, but it’s also a really nice way of putting a button on the documentary part of life, and then it’ll just be fun stories of me living my life and going on dates and having conversations with myself,” Gomez told Rolling Stone.
“I feel like it’s going be an album that’s like, ‘Oh, she’s not in that place anymore; she’s actually just living life.’” The song plays throughout the documentary and is part of a new record she told Vulture she’s been working on “for years,” and Rolling Stone reported that she’s written 24 songs for it. She said she might start recording the album by the end of the year.
“I want to be able to grow through my music,” she told Vulture. “I am the person who’s terrified of what will happen once it’s out, so I want it to be really well done and representative of where I am. There is a bunch of fun stuff that I’m so eager to leak, if I’m being honest.
I shall not. But I’m so excited. It’ll be fun and refreshing, I think.” As for the doc, the Emmy-nominated “Only Murders in the Building” star told Rolling Stone that she gave “Madonna: Truth or Dare” director Alek Keshishian full access over the six-year shoot and the final product was so raw that she almost didn’t release it. “I almost wasn’t going to put this out.
God’s honest truth, a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure I could do it,” she told the magazine. The film also shows the recording artist checking herself into a treatment facility — one of four that she’s been to in her 30-year life.
In a press release about it, the “Selena + Chef” star shared more about how her documentary came to be. “My Mind & Me” started as an artful concert doc of her ill-fated 2016 Revival Tour — that detoured to a treatment facility — then turned into something else altogether.
Tribune News Service
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