8. "Let Me Get Me": This track is all about breaking breakup habits. In it, she basically reveals that she's just repeating the same thoughts over and over again, and now she's realized she needs a break to let loose.
"No self-sabotage, no letting my thoughts run," she sings. "Me and the spiral are done / Burn this camouflage I've been wearing for months / Tryna let a little happy in for once."
9. "Crowded Room (feat. 6LACK)": This track debuts the first feature on the album. It's all about trying to date new people. She's into it, but she's still worried about how it's going to go. Regardless, she's feeling good for now.
As she sings, "It started polite, out on thin ice / 'Til you came over to break it / I threw you a line and you were mine / Yeah, I was afraid, but you made it safe / I guess that is our combination / Said you feel lost, well, so do I."
10. "Kinda Crazy": Another song that appears to be about Bieber. It's all about holding men accountable when they do things to drive a woman crazy, then call her crazy in response.
"Hey, you're the one who started talkin' to me," she sings. "Made the move, asked me to be your babe / And now you're treatin' me like I'm insane / You're insane."
In the chorus, she delivers this epic burn: "I think you're kind of crazy / And not the good kind, baby / 'Cause you're actin' super shady / You know it, you know it / Been dodgin' phone calls lately / But still textin' me, 'Baby' / Yeah, I think you're kind of crazy / You know it, you know it / You've been lyin' just for fun / Luckily, no damage done / But now I see you're kind of crazy / You know it, you know it."
11. "Fun": In this song, Gomez is just looking to have some fun with someone new. No serious relationship for her right now. "You may not be the one," she sings, "But you look like fun."
12. "Cut You Off": This is where she decides she's not spending anymore time thinking about Bieber. She gave it all, and now his lease in her head is up. She's cutting off the thoughts cold turkey with a steely resolve.
In the lyrics, she makes note of "1460 days" of her life, aka the four years since her last album.
As she sings, "And I might as well just tell you while I'm drunk, yeah / The truth is that I think I've had enough / Professionally messin' with my trust / How could I confuse that sh*t for love?"
13. "A Sweeter Place" (Feat. Kid Cudi): The final track on the album is all about Gomez's fame break. She took time to reconnect with herself, get healthy and take a breath without the pressure of fame.
"Ooh, you'll really wanna know where I've been all this time," she sings to fer fans. "So lemme tell ya / Ooh, got two feet on the ground and felt what real is like / What it was like / Livin' out of the scene, out in the wild / Learnin' to breathe / Up in the clouds, far from the crowds / I can't believe I can be loud / Holdin' hands with the darkness and knowin' my heart is allowed / Allowed."
Gomez has clearly lived a lot in the last four years, and Rare is all about everything she has learned.
“Did it again,” Gomez captioned a photo and video of the tattoo — the word “Rare” on her neck underneath her ear in the same handwriting as the album cover art — and tagged go-to celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang.
The song includes lyrics that presumably about ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, as well as Gomez’s new outlook on love: “It feels like you don’t care / Why don’t you recognize I’m so rare? / Always there / You don’t do the same for me, that’s not fair,” she sings in the chorus. “I don’t have it all / I’m not claiming to / But I know that I’m special (So special), yeah / And I’ll bet there’s somebody else out there / To tell me I’m rare / To make me feel rare.”
Selena has been racking up the ink lately; she had the same artist tattoo a huge pair of praying hands on her upper thigh before the American Music Awards in November and got a tiny arrow on her thumb to match frequent collaborator Julia Michaels. In the music video for “Rare,” Gomez revealed a third new design on the back of her arm: the date that she had a kidney transplant in 2018.
Gomez’s new above-neck scrawl is part of a larger trend of celebrity ink placement that includes Demi Lovato, Sofia Richie, Rihanna, Halsey and more.
Justin Bieber responded to Selena Gomez shade claims after his Hailey Baldwin post about how much he “loves his wife.” The “Yummy” singer, 25, took to his Instagram on Monday, Jan. 20, to explain how his posts about his wife, 23, have no secret meanings other than to express his love for her.
“I don’t post this to prove anything, or to try and make people believe I love my wife, I simply think it’s an honoring thing to do, publicly acknowledging your significant other!” he captioned a photo of an “I ❤️ my wife” sticker. “Its like we’re all okay with acknowledging an achievement or award, but think there has to be something shady about saying something publicly about the one you love. I have nothing to prove by saying I love my wife. I just think there is power in putting ur wife on a pedestal! I like to make my wife feel special and valued, Ive done a lot of cool things but I dont think anything comes close to as cool as that.”
Justin’s post comes a week after the release of Selena’s new album, Rare, which fans believe to be about her toxic relationship with the “Baby” singer. On the album, the former Disney Channel star sings about how she had to leave an on-again, off-again relationship to find herself again. We analyzed the lyrics here, but you probably already know about the not-so-flattering things she suggested about Justin in her summer song “Lose You to Love Me.”
Selena and Justin dated on and off from 2010 to 2018. Hailey—who dated Justin in his off period from Selena in 2015—married the “As Long As You Love” me singer in September 2018 in a courthouse wedding. The couple had a traditional ceremony in front of celebrity guests such as Kylie and Kendall Jenner and Justine Skye a year later in September 2019.
As for the “love triangle” today, all three parties are fine. Selena just released critically acclaimed album, and Justin loves his wife, as he told fans about a bajillion times in his post.