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Selena Gomez had songwriting residency in Mexico for latest album

Selena Gomez says she used a songwriting trip to Mexico to realise the focus of her current album.

The singer released her latest effort 'Revival' last year and it saw the US star cut a more confident and mature figure.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the 'Come & Get It' songstress said she wanted to spend time living with songwriters while making the record.

Gomez said: "It was midway through getting the album together.

"The label thought I just wanted a free vacation. I was like, 'No, I want to get the same group of people, I want us to live together, I want us to wake up and have breakfast together and talk about real things'.

"[We went to] Puerto Vallarta. Hit-Boy and a few [members] of his producing team, Rock Mafia, and [songwriters] Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels.

"It was all of us in one house for five or six days. We would go out, listen to live music, and go back and create in this studio – in a closet, basically. We did four songs there. Only two ended up making the record, but that trip was so crucial. I was just figuring out what I wanted to say."

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