Selena Gomez Surprises Fans With ‘Rare’ Music Video Hours After Album Release

After four long years, Selena Gomez has finally released her new album, Rare. Gomez has admitted that this record is her most personal and vulnerable album to date. She has also shared that she originally planned on releasing the album two years ago. However, huge life events kept occurring which took her in a completely different direction musically. But, as of January 10, 2020, Rare is out in the world. It was always going to be a great day for Selenators (Gomez’s loyal fans), but she had yet another surprise in store for them.

Selena Gomez releases new album, Rare
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Minutes before Rare released on the east coast, Gomez took to her Instagram stories to share some personal moments with her millions of fans. The artist revealed that she was at her listening party celebrating the album’s release with friends. Though there was plenty of food involved, the 27-year-old confessed that nerves had prevented her from eating all day. She also shared that she would be answering questions about the album and that fans could watch along if they were interested.

Selena Gomez releases Rare to the world

Following the release, Gomez posted a picture of herself with a physical copy of her album. “HERE IT IS!!! My album is officially out in the universe.. thank you for the souls that worked on this with me. Now it’s yours. Hope you like it. 🌈🌸💐 #Rare,” she captioned the photograph. Gomez then went live on Instagram and gave fans a brief sample of the thirteen songs which serve as a diary for the last several years of her life.

Fans show support for the new album on Instagram

Of course, many of Gomez’s fans have already listened to Rare and couldn’t wait to tell the “Look At Her Now” singer how much they loved the new album. “Are u kidding me???? I just listened to it and omggggg there’s no bad song. Many emotions. I’ve waited for so long and it’s finally here. I’m so proud of you. I love u,” one person wrote to the actress on Instagram. “You are amazing and I am looking forward to witnessing your greatness this year my friend,” another person chimed in. “Feels so good to hear your voice again 😏💖 your album is so pure and rare. I truly love it,” one long-time fan gushed. “It’s spectacular, we love it so much, thank you Selena, love uuuu,” another Selenator shared.

Gomez surprises fans with the music video for her new song, Rare

But, the new album wasn’t all that Gomez had in store for her loyal fans. As an added surprise (and perhaps a thank you for their continued patience) Gomez also announced that she would be releasing the music video for her self-titled track, “Rare” only nine hours after her album released on the west coast.

“Surprise! The video for ‘Rare’ premieres tomorrow at 9 am PT,” the Wizards of Waverly Place alum tweeted out. Of course, fans were absolutely thrilled about the surprise music video, and were leaving comments hours before it even released. Gomez might have taken her time with her new album, but clearly, it was worth the wait. We’re sure Selenators can’t wait to see what else this new era brings for the singer.