Selena Gomez’s new album has ‘a little darkness in it’

Forthcoming LP will be the singer's fifth

Selena Gomez has spoken about the recording of her next album, claiming it will take her in a darker direction than previous work.

The 22-year-old actress and singer is currently working on her fifth LP, a follow-up to 2013’s Star Beauty. She is also currently filming the romantic drama The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving and providing the voice of Mavis in animated vampire movie Hotel Transylvania 2.

“I haven’t released any music in two years, so it’s really going to be me kind of showing my journey in the past two years, and there’s a little darkness in it,” she told a reporter with WWD at a recent Louis Vuitton fashion show.

Gomez also recently appeared in the video for EDM musician Zedd’s new single ‘I Want You To Know’. The clip sees the former Disney Channel star, who is rumoured to be dating the German musician, play a dancer at a disco. Gomez also features on the song, which is Zedd’s second single since his 2012 album ‘Clarity’ was released.

Speaking about recruiting Gomez for the single, Zedd told Los Angeles radio station 97.1 Amp in February: “I was visiting a studio across the street from mine and the head of my record label was there. He said ‘Have you ever met Selena?’ A week later, we start working on a song.”