Selena Gomez has finally set a date for the long-awaited followup to 2013’s Stars Dance. And if her latest release, the A$AP Rocky-featuring “Good For You,” wasn’t enough of a tell, the album’s title hints at a decided departure from her solo debut.
Revival, which the singer has teased will show “the rebirth of Selena,” will be released on Oct. 9. Gomez vaguely teased the project on Instagram on Tuesday, leaving fans in a state of simultaneous excitement and confusion. But fear not: Her reps have confirmed to EW that Revival is indeed her next album.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest in June, the “Come and Get It” singer said “there’s hints of” her highly publicized breakup with Justin Bieber on the record, but for the most part, it’s about her newfound confidence.
“I’m becoming a young woman and I’m comfortable with my sensuality. It’s just kind of not try-hard. It’s just perfect. I think to me that was exactly what I want people to see for the next chapter for me,” she said, later adding, “I’m very confident in this record and you can hear it. But I’m vulnerable, I’m real, and I think it just shows a different side of me, and I’m really excited, and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”