Selena Gomez debuted her music video for “Same Old Love” on Tuesday, and it’s a sophisticated and sultry look at the singer’s new musical direction.
Directed by Michael Haussman, who’s behind behind such music videos as Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack,” Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” and Madonna’s “Take a Bow,” the video shows a more serious side to Selena, as she travels to her concert on a rainy night, sneaking through a busy club to avoid the paparazzi, and observing the city scape and passersby as she travels.
The final on-stage number was actually filmed last week at a top-secret fan event in Los Angeles, where the 23-year-old singer surprised her fans with a preview of her new album — and the chance to appear in her video.
“The screen will rise towards the end and I’ll surprise them and finish the song,” Gomez explained in a video about the event. “That will be inserted into the actual video.”
The catchy song is Selena’s second single off her upcoming album Revival. The former Disney star opened up about naming the album — her sophomore follow-up album to 2013’s Stars Dance — on BBC Radio 1 back in August.
“I was in Mexico and I came up with the title of the album because all of these things, all of the songs that have come into my life are so fresh and so different and funky and cool and sensual,” she told host Scott Mills. “It just kind of happened that way and I can’t wait for people to hear that.”