Selena Gomez’s second solo album Revival features a more musically daring and introspective version of the pop-starlet. Moving away from the pounding beats and over-stylized voice of her contemporaries, Gomez opts for a more stripped version of the current scene. The overall feel of the album is minimalist, like the cover art suggests, Gomez is leaving it bare commenting on her relationship with Justin Bieber, finding strength within herself, being a sexual being, and just having fun.
Majority of the music has house influence like on Kill Em With Kindness and Hands to Myself. Me & The Rhythm is undoubtedly inspired by 80s dance music with heavy emphasis on the catchy pop chorus “All I need is the rhythm.” Gomez also plays with different international sounds with Reggae sitting in the back of Same Old Love and a Bollywood feel permeating the infectious Me & My girls. The album includes a few ballads, but is dominated by dancing tunes. Gomez truly leaves her stamp on the album, showing music lovers that she is slowly but surely becoming a more realized artist with plenty to say.
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