Selena Gomez opened up about the process of recording her latest album Rare in a Zoom chat for the Teen Vogue Summit 2020 on Saturday.
The 28-year-old singer and actress spoke about the themes behind the album, which she called an act of 'self-discovery.'
Rare was released back in January and became her third album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 album chart.
During her chat, Selena said making Rare was an attempt to share an unvarnished view of her life with her adoring fans.
'The whole theme of my last album was a lot of self-discovery, a lot of being OK, being alone and being vulnerable, being OK with not looking like everything else, like everyone else. And I think for me, there’s so much that I want my brand [Rare Beauty] to feel like,' she explained, via Just Jared.
The Spring Breakers star also cautioned her fans that following their dreams 'requires a check-in with yourself.'
'Why do you want to do the things that you’re doing? Are you going to be able to show up for those things? Are you patient with yourself? There are so many questions that you have to ask yourself,' she continued.
On Wednesday, The Kelly Clarkson Show shared a video of Kelly Clarkson covering Selena Gomez's "Rare" for its Kellyoke segment — and the "Lose You to Love Me" singer loved it.
Wearing a dark purple gown, Clarkson belted the track's post-breakup lyrics for a soulful, yet upbeat rendition of the title track of Gomez's 2020 album.
"I'll bet there's somebody else out there / To tell me I'm rare / To make me feel rare," Clarkson sang. "I'm not gonna beg for you / I'm not gonna let you make me cry. / Not getting enough from you. / Didn't you know I'm hard to find?"
Reposting the performance on Twitter, Gomez shared her appreciation for Clarkson and the performance.
"QUEEN SUPPORTING ANOTHER QUEEN WE LOVE IT," tweeted one fan.
"Such a great cover! Loved it! ♥ Your support towards Selena is beyond words," added another fan. "Thank you for making the world so nice."
This isn't the first time The Voice coach covers a song by Gomez. Last November, she performed "Come and Get It" from the singer's Stars Dance album back in 2013.
The fitting lyrics comes just over two months after Clarkson was awarded primary custody of her children with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock — River Rose, 6, and Remington Alexander, 4 — amid their divorce proceedings.