Those themes of self-acceptance and post-trauma liberation bubble up again on “Let Me Get Me” (“Me and the spiral are done”) and the title track, on which she waves goodbye to an ex who didn’t realize how special she was (“I’m not getting enough from you / Didn’t you know I’m hard to find?”). Equally as biting are “Cut You Off,” on which she finally cleans her slate of a no-good guy, and “Kinda Crazy,” which finds her putting a “shady” boy in his place. But Rare is just as filled with flirtiness as it is with fragility — she gets frisky on the Julia Michaels co-wrote “Fun,” the Latin-infused “Ring,” and the 6lack-featuring “Crowded Room,” which showcases her fluttering falsetto. It all culminates with Sel searching for “A Sweeter Place” with Kid Cudi on the aspirational final track.
Yep, Selena is back and she’s in gloriously rare form. Stream the new album in its entirety below to dance, cry, and “dance again.”