Selena Gomez will release a new album after acknowledging that she might stop making music. However, fans are still determining whether her latest music will be titled SG3 or SG4.
Gomez was set to release her first solo song in a minute after releasing a Spanish-language EP in 2021 and jumping on other people’s music in the years following her album, Rare.
She also provided an update, stating that she has been working on the new album for several years. In her Instagram story, she posted a photo of herself wearing a bracelet with the letters SG3, which stands for Gomez’s third studio album.
Fans were thrilled to learn that Gomez was releasing a new music album, but there needed to be more clarity about Gomez’s SG3 bracelet. They mistook Rare for SG3 because Stars Dance and Revival were her first non-Gomez & the Scene albums. One user commented on Gomez’s post, “wait, why is it called SG3 when we’ve already had Stars Dance, Revival, and Rare?” Is there something I’m missing?”
Similarly, Hollywood Records has released all three Gomez & The Scene albums. As a result, fans speculated that the upcoming album is referred to as SG3 because she didn’t have artistic control over Stars Dance, so it’s Revival, Rare, and now the 3rd album.
The news of SG3 comes just two months after Selena told Vogue that she was thinking about retiring from singing.
She told the publication, “It’s difficult to continue doing music when people don’t always take you seriously. I’ve had moments when I thought, What’s the point? How come I keep doing this? Lose You in Order to Love Me. I felt it was the best song I’d ever released, and it still wasn’t enough for some people.”
Gomez‘s life had been difficult for the past seven years. She was diagnosed with lupus in 2013 and required chemotherapy and rehabilitation. She had to postpone the Stars Dance and Revival world tours in 2013 and 2016 due to her medical condition, which made her prone to anxiety and depression.
Likewise, the singer stepped away from the spotlight in 2017 after her lupus caused severe kidney damage that necessitated transplant surgery. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder earlier this year.
However, as of 2022, Gomez is no longer sad and hurt; instead, she controls her creative process. Her most recent album, Rare, is an important addition to her music collection because it reflects her desire to embrace her creativity and fully own her story. She told Rolling Stone magazine I have been more involved in creating an album. It helped me gain confidence and, ultimately, empowered me. I decided what I was going to say and do.”
Selena Gomez’s new music documentary ‘My Mind & Me.’ (Source: Instagram)
Gomez’s growth goes beyond her music and acting. She recently earned a spot on Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2020 for her efforts to promote charitable causes and bring attention to social injustices.
In addition, the singer has just released her music documentary My Mind & Me. The documentary is about American entertainer Gomez and her life throughout her six-year career.