Clad in Alexander Wang, Selena Gomez means business in the November issue of FLARE magazine. The 23-year-old star is ready to take the music business by storm with the release of her second solo album, Revival, on Oct. 9. “I feel confident, I feel empowered, I feel in control,” she declares.
The revealing interview shows a different side of the former Disney star as she settles into her 20s with a fresh new attitude and determination to take over the reins of her career. “There was a moment when we were in the studio and I didn’t think I had found the heart of the album,” she says, adding, “So I asked if I could executive-produce it … now that the record’s done, I look at it and I’m excited that it was all me. It was all my choice.”
And although she doesn’t speak openly about her on again, off again relationship with Justin Bieber, Selena does admit that, “I’ve felt so much in the past two years, from being super in love and then dealing with things to getting older and all these beautiful experiences that were complicated and exciting."
The stunning editorial spread sees the Spring Breakers star modelling a host of high-fashion pieces from Versace, J.W. .Anderson and Marc Jacobs, while opening up about her voice – "I know I’m not Celine Dion. My strength is translating emotion, because I’m such a feeler" – to her massive 100-million-plus following on social media to joining the dating app Tinder, “I would never! I think it would scare me. I go on dates. It’s not that difficult—I’m a nice young lady—but that’s not my focus. I’m really stoked about being with myself right now.”