Selena Gomez's 2013 album Stars Dance found the former Disney star pulling a variety of levers in an effort to find a dance-floor smash; she worked with StarGate on "Come & Get It," Rock Mafia on the title track and the Cataracs on "Slow Down," among other uptempo maestros. With "I Want You To Know," Gomez has finally hit her mark, with EDM whiz (and rumored boyfriend) Zedd supplying the heavy synth drops to buttress her omnipresent slogans. The song is the first single from Zedd's forthcoming sophomore album, and will likely appear on Gomez's next musical project as well.
Like past Zedd hits "Stay The Night" and "Clarity," "I Want You To Know" makes time for its female vocalist to establish the primary hook before the electronica kaleidoscope comes crashing in. Gomez has never been known as a vocal powerhouse, but she deftly handles patently overdramatic lines like "You and me, bleed the same light" and "It's raining tonight/But storms always have an eye, have an eye" with the proper amount of yearning and unflappability. When that first drop does arrive about 80 seconds in, Zedd provides a swiveling party scene with a whiff of Daft Punk's maximalist disco thrown in for good measure.