This is no April Fools! It’s Tuesday, and we’ve got a new Jet Fuel Jukebox playlist!
This past weekend saw the release of another new Kendrick Lamar single, and it’s really good. Along with that, I’ve included new singles from alt-J and YG, while Jake has specifically added songs from teen pop stars.
The new 20-song playlist features the three aforementioned new singles, as well as tracks from Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Marina and the Diamonds.
“I dive into the future, but I’m blinded by the sun. I’m reborn in every moment, so who knows what I’ll become?” This is the statement that begins the opening title track to Selena Gomez’s fourth studio album, Revival. Serving as a literal revival for the starlet, the record is meant to be a goodbye to her once pristine and clean Disney image, welcoming a far more adult sound and image — and she delivers.
Just like Christina Aguilera’s Stripped or Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz of times past, Revival is meant to mark a shift in Gomez’s career. After leaving Hollywood Records, which was the label that allowed to her release music all throughout her time at Disney, the songstress has noticeably begun to revamp her image. By dropping the girl-next-door charm seen in the past and adding sensuality into the mix, Revival displays a far more grown and mature Gomez. Songs such as the reggae-infused “Rise” or the introspective “Kill Em with Kindness” show sophistication and a mentality not previously seen in her music.