new album released Sept 29th
Kiss And Tell
from the album - Falling Down
YouTube - Selena Gomez - Falling Down
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992)is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Disney Channel series, Wizards of Waverly Place. She has starred in the television movies, Another Cinderella Story and Princess Protection Program.
Before Disney, she had one of the kid roles on Barney & Friends. In 2008, she signed a record deal with Hollywood Records and contributed to the Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place soundtracks. Her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, is releasing their debut studio album Kiss & Tell on September 29, 2009.
In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" for DisneyMania 6, three songs for the Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, and "Fly to Your Heart" for the animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008, she signed a record deal with Hollywood Records. She also had a cameo in the Jonas Brothers music video for "Burnin' Up". During an interview with MTV in August 2008, she said of her future music career:
I'm going to be in a band — no Selena Gomez stuff. I'm not going to be a solo artist. I think that I don't want my name attached to it. I will be singing, and I'm learning drums and playing electric guitar.
In 2009, Gomez recorded "One and the Same" for Princess Protection Program as a duet with her co-star Demi Lovato, four songs for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, and "Whoa Oh!" with Forever the Sickest Kids. Gomez with her band, Selena Gomez & The Scene will release their debut studio album, Kiss & Tell on September 29, 2009. The album's first single, "Falling Down" was released on August 21, 2009.
Kiss & Tell is the debut studio album by American pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene. It was released on September 29, 2009 under Hollywood Records. Gomez worked with several writers and producers on the album including Gina Schock of the Go-Go's. Musically, the album has a combination of different styles, prominently rock, synthpop, and dance elements.
The lead single from the album is "Falling Down", which peaked in the Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-two and at eighty-three in the Canadian Hot 100.
Kiss & Tell is composed of songs with pop-rock, electro-rock, and dance characteristics with influences of synth pop. "Kiss & Tell" is the first song on the album that tells of a supposed friend that tells her secrets and is described as a feisty electro-rock number with with punkish guitars, hand claps, shouts of "Hey!" and even a touch of Adam and the Ants jungle drums and bass figures."I Won't Apologize" is an energetic synth-rock song, co-written by Selena Gomez, and to some sounds a bit like cookie cutter Kelly Clarkson. "Falling Down" is the first single off the album that, along with “Kiss & Tell”, have an aggressive, almost bratty, attack that borrows equally from punk attitude and pop melody. "It's basically about Hollywood and what people think about it and essentially how plastic it is sometimes. It's fun and I think girls can relate to it somewhat, for me it was because of Hollywood, but it can really relate to a mean girl, an ex-boyfriend, to whoever." “I Promise You” is a pop-rock ballad with synth-pop characteristics. "Crush" is an aggressive rock song that vocally and lyrically sound close to that of Canadian pop-rock singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. “Naturally” is an electropop song that has a juicy and instantly memorable vocal hook.
The ballad "The Way I Loved You" is vocally similar to that of Miley Cyrus.“More” is an electro-rock dance song that lyrically calls for the spotlight. "As a Blonde" is a synthy pop-rock cover of the original by Canadian pop-rock singer-songwriter Fefe Dobson. “I Don’t Miss You At All” is an electropop song with techno beat and synthesizer influences about post-break-up and sounds similar to that of the worldwide hit “Untouched” by Australian electro-rock duo The Veronicas. “Stop and Erase” is an electro-rock song about a painful past with bullies and teasing. "I Got U" is a pop-rock ballad that, according to Bill Lamb of About.com, is a “mix of sweetness and intensity that seems distinctively Selena Gomez."Tell Me Something I Don't Know" is a song that was originally recorded for the soundtrack for Another Cinderella Story, but was re-recorded for this album.
album review from all music guide
Selena Gomez's first album under her own name will please the fans she's won as a TV star and vocalist on various Disney-based projects, and it will also make lovers of frothy, fun pop music very happy. Kiss & Tell is a work of near-genius modern pop that shows off Gomez's light but surprisingly soulful vocals in a near-perfect setting. The producers and writing teams involved frame Gomez as a tougher, sassier version of the usual tween pop singer and keep the sappy ballads to a bare minimum. Instead, plenty of songs have her telling off lame boyfriends, tracks joyously detail newfound love affairs, and a good many generally rock out in a manner that might surprise a few people. Indeed, the variety of styles and sounds on the record is pretty impressive. Snappy bursts of punky pop bump up against Latin-influenced dance jams, bubblegummy midtempo ballads sit easily next to spunky new wave rockers, techno-ish dancefloor stompers lead into hopeful love songs, and Gomez is at home singing all of them. She sounds like she could leave the whole pop star world behind and join an emo-pop band on songs like "Crush" and "I Won't Apologize." Or she could completely embrace the pop star world and top the charts with sweetly sincere and ultra-hooky songs like "I Promise" and frothy trifles like "As a Blonde." Or she could be the lead singer of the Disney pop-era version of the Go-Go's. Thanks to the fact that one of the songwriting teams on the record has former Go-Go Gina Schock as a member and thanks to bouncy, peppy songs like "Kiss & Tell," that's not really too much of a stretch. Probably the best idea for the future is for Gomez to keep making records as diverse and well constructed as Kiss & Tell, keeping the same producers and songwriters on board and maintaining the same smart and sassy attitude she displays throughout. That should keep the tweens and teens happy while impressing and thrilling fans of perfectly constructed capital "P" pop, too.