Our darling Disney Princess Selena Gomez is so not a girl but she’s not yet a woman…
The luscious latina has wrapped on the very mature Spring Breakers flick alongside fellow Disneyite Vanessa Hudgens, and is raring to get back into the studio for her more ‘adult’ fourth album!
Selenita recently expressed:
“I want to go for producers that probably wouldn’t want me to do their songs… I just want to knock on their door. I also want to work with Fun. I want to work with just different styles of music. I also want to work with Taylor [Swift] too. So I just want to do different things for this album. By the time it comes out, I’ll almost be 21, so I want to be able to — wow, that sounds really scary! I want it to be older.”
Hmm, will Selena jump on the clubby-beat train and get off at the corner of Calvin Harris and David Guetta St.?! Perhaps a stopover on Deadmau5 Avenue? M83 Lane?!
And we might just combust if Selena and sweet Taylor Swift collaborate… Justin Bieber’s already twerked it with Tay, why not Selenita too?!
We are SUPER psyched for Gomez’s return to the studio… we are young and love you like a love song, girl! Ha!
Taylor Swift took to her Twitter page late Saturday night to share this absolutely adorable picture of she and her gal pals all glammed up for Dianna Agron‘s birthday party that night, which she described as Circus-themed!
Ch-ch-check out all the ladies, including the Glee actress, (above)!
Taylor captioned the photo:
The most magical night at @DiannaAgron’s circus themed birthday party!
It certainly must have been, gurl!
We LOVE the outfits! Especially the ferosh kitty, TayTay!
She really is a badass rock chick, and her music truly is badass!!!
We LOVE love LOVE The Pretty Reckless and we recently got the chance to sit down with the former Gossip Girl star to talk music and, of course, if she would return to The CW show for an episode or two this season if they asked.
Her answers – as always – may surprise you!
Read some highlights from our chat with Taylor… after the jump!
Watch our interview with Momsen in full (above)!
And stay tuned tomorrow for a special “Live & Exclusive” acoustic performance!!!
Perez: Hey everybody, it’s Perez joined by Taylor Momsen. It was a year ago to the month that I saw you last at South by Southwest. A lot has happened since then.
Perez: Lets talk about the right here, right now. You have a new EP out.
Taylor: Yes, that’s correct. It’s called, “Hit Me Like a Man”.
Perez: Which I don’t know about that title. What’s that about, what does that title mean?
Taylor: You know we always like to title things after songs, so “Light Me Up” the record, you know “Hit Me Like a Man” is like the song on the –
Perez: But it’s not like — you don’t really want somebody to hit you like a man?
Taylor: [Watch above.]
Perez: Is part of what you do — like when you — you’re a real artist and part of that art is that — things that cross your mind like do I, you want to titillate and get people a little riled up a little bit?
Taylor: Well it’s all rock and roll, why not. I mean, songs are just basically vignettes of life though too. it’s an idea of a very succinct, you know small piece of something. So I think that’s a piece of something. It’s a piece of life.
Perez: Well I think by now you really have convinced people that it’s real, you really are this rock chick, which kind of surprised many at first. But where did that come from originally? Like did your mom listen to that, and is that how you picked it up?
Taylor: My dad. My dad —
Perez: Your dad.
Taylor: — has a massive record collection. So I grew up listening to vinyl, you know all the classics, Beatles, Zeppelin, Who, Pink Floyd, you know AC/DC, Soundgarden, Nirvana. So I just, I kind of grew up with it, and it just stuck.
Perez: And while you were in the process of developing your own sound, you did do other kinds of music. I’m surprised none of that has leaked, has it?
Taylor: Its been leaked, and I’ve done my best to get it down. So –
Perez: I want to hear some of that.
Taylor: Well you write a lot of bad songs before you write good ones. So you know.
Perez: That’s very true. That is very true. Well not only do you write a lot of bad songs, but to get to the really, really good ones, you also have to write some that are just okay.
Taylor: Okay, yes. Exactly, exactly.
Perez: What actually is the songwriting process for you?
Taylor: I mean, every song is written so differently that there isn’t a direct process writing means, but it starts with an idea whether that be a riff, or a melody, or a lyric, or a concept; whatever it is. But it starts with an idea, and then it goes from there. So I mean, every song is kind of done so differently that it’s hard to describe.
Perez: And at this time you just write just with your band, right?
Taylor: Yeah, yeah.
Perez: Have you started writing for the next record yet?
Taylor: [Watch above.]
Perez: And you’ve been pretty much touring non stop for a while now.
Taylor: Non stop. And then we jump on with Manson for a month after that, and then we go straight into the studio to start recording the second record. So –
Perez: That Marilyn Manson might try to corrupt you, be careful.
Taylor: We, we just played with him in Australia actually, sound wave. And I didn’t get to meet Manson, but we did meet the rest of the band. They’re all awesome, awesome guys. So it should be fun.
Perez: Are you a fan of his music?
Perez: What’s your favorite song?
Taylor: Favorite song, I don’t know. “The Golden Age of Grotesque” is one of my favorite Manson records like definitely.
Perez: I don’t know, that’s like a deep album cut. Have you met at this point Courtney Love?
Taylor: [Watch above.]
Perez: Now, we’ve been chatting for a while, and I haven’t asked you about acting, which is probably a good thing. A lot of people must be asking less and less about it. No more acting for the near future?
Taylor: [Watch above.]
Perez: If “Gossip Girl” did ask you to come back for maybe like one episode, would you do that for the coming season, next season?
Taylor: [Watch above.]
Perez: What’s been the most rewarding thing about doing the music, and this whole experience for you?
Taylor: Finishing the record was the first thing. When it was actually done it was you know, that’s one of — I was so excited. But then, you know writing any type of song — anytime you finish something that’s like the best feeling in the world. And then what comes after that is playing it live, and then from, translating from playing it live to having the fans sing every word to every song back to you is just the most incredible feeling in the world.
Perez: Well I think we covered everything. I don’t know. Do you have anything else?
Taylor: I don’t know. Tour, we’re on tour so come see us.
Perez: I know. And how much longer do you — how much longer is the headlining tour going on for?
Taylor: It’s like two and a half months, and then we go straight into Manson.
Perez: It’s a pretty long headlining tour, so go to the Prettyreckless.com to check out where they’re going to be at, and see them, and buy the live EP from London. I actually, I should show you my — I spent my money, and I bought it.
Taylor: Why thank you. I thoroughly appreciate it.
Perez: I didn’t illegally download it.
Taylor: No illegally downloading, that’s awesome.
Perez: No. I actually, I really love supporting music, and I think it’s really important to do that.
Taylor: And it’s hard with the Internet nowadays. So, thank you.
Perez: I know, so I bought that on iTunes, and you should too. Bye.
Last night, The Civil Wars played to a sold out crowd in Nashville and decided to make the night extra special with one huge surprise. Towards the end of the show, they invited out a friend from the fold to perform a new song she has coming out that is attached to a movie getting a lot of buzz.
It was Taylor Swift. She sang Safe and Sound. From The Hunger Games. We’re not containing our excitement any more.
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