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Look At Selena Gomez Now with Justin Tranter & Ian Kirkpatrick
Selena Gomez has her first #1 song on the Hot 100. “Lose You To Love Me” is a confessional look at her past five years of heartbreak and health challenges. By contrast, her single “Look At Her Now” is a testament to moving on and moving up. Each of these songs inhabits a different musical and lyrical world and we were lucky to get to speak with her collaborators on the songs to take us behind the scenes of how they came to be. Justin Tranter and Ian Kirkpatrick are two of today’s most in-demand writers. They walk us through how Selena takes her personal emotions and translates them into public catharsis on her album “Rare.”
Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding speak with Justin Tranter and Ian Kirkpatrick to dive beyond the usual mechanics of the tracks to the rhythms of the writing sessions behind two of Selena Gomez’s hits.