Selena Gomez: I had 'so much to prove' with new album

Selena Gomez admits she had "so much to prove" with her latest album 'Revival'

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Selena Gomez had "so much to prove" with her latest album.

The 'Same Old Love' hitmaker says she was incredibly "motivated by the chaos" that was around her - namely her very public relationship with Justin Bieber - and used those feelings as inspiration for her tracks on 'Revival'.

She explained: "This is what I've always loved to do and I had so much to prove, I was in a point in my career where I was very motivated by the chaos that was around me.

"There was a lot of noise - the world had an opinion on my life and it was a little invasive. I wanted to use that as motivation to write this album and to create something that was authentic and was real and genuine and me. Now I am a little bit more open."

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old singer also opened up about some of the raunchier scenes in her latest video 'Hands To Myself', admitting it was all a little "awkward".

Speaking to Ronan Kemp on Capital FM, she explained: "I felt very creepy to be honest though, because I was a little bit of a stalker and then we had that awkward make out scene ...

"I'm not kidding it was pretty awkward and I kept trying to make inappropriate jokes. I don't think he got it, it was really weird."

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