Remember last year's hit song "Rude" by MAGIC!, well on Friday (Sept. 25), the single reappeared into the pop culture lexicon when it was covered by Selena Gomez for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Ahead of the release of her new album Revival, the "Good for You" singer stopped by the legendary studio to give her take on the reggae pop single.
Gomez doesn't take much artistic merit on "Rude," keeping the reggae instrumentation and flow that made the original such a hit. She sounded beyond relaxed for her song, and even injected a little bit of an accent in to it. Interestingly enough, Gomez didn't even bother to swap out the genders for "Rude," still asking for a man's daughter's hand in marriage.
Her vocals, however, are soft and sweet, and Gomez harmonizes with a series of backup singers for some rich harmonies. Gomez is clearly a fan of the original track. All throughout her performance, she smiles and looks comfortable and happy, clearly enjoying what she's doing. She even swings her arm in a relaxed manner, clearly feeling all of the reggae vibes.
Gomez was in the BBC Radio 1 live lounge in order to support her new album Revival, which is due to be released on Friday, Oct. 9.
Revival, Gomez's second solo album and her first on Interscope Records, is currently being led by singles "Good for You" and "Same Old Love."