Selena Gomez Reveals Why Now Is the 'Perfect Time' For Her to Release a New Album: Listen

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Selena Gomez during an interview on On Air With Ryan Seacrest.

'I was going to release it two years ago and none of the words that I'm speaking would have existed,' Gomez told Ryan Seacrest on Thursday (Oct. 24).

Selenators learned on Thursday morning (Oct. 24) that they totally didn't have to wait two extra years for Selena Gomez's third studio album. But, as the singer told Ryan Seacrest in an interview, the wait will be worth it. "More than anything I think I feel a sense of relief," Gomez said about finally gearing up to release the as-yet-untitled album.

"It's been four years since I've been working on this album and it's actually perfect timing because I was going to release it two years ago and none of the words that I'm speaking would have existed," she explained. And while Gomez didn't dive much deeper into the inspiration for the two singles fans have been gifted this week -- "Look at Her Now" and "Lose You to Love Me" -- both songs are filled with clear-eyed lyrics about love, loss, betrayal and the hard journey to, yes, loving yourself again.

Specifically about the ballad "Lose You," Gomez said she could not have released it when she first wrote it because "it took me a long time to get through it, but now it's fun! I'm smiling. It's so great!" She also explained that the "Lose You" video is black and white because "there's no in between" and the "Look" clip -- both directed by Sophie Muller on an iPhone -- is in vivid color because "that's my life exploding into all these different amazing things."

For now, there is no more information on the release date or title of the album, but Gomez promised her faithful that there is plenty more to come. "All I know is these two songs were me wrapping up a chapter in a pretty little bow and the rest of the album is all about where I am now and where I'm going," she said. "So, in my opinion, these are great songs, but I've save the best for later."

Check out some more of her interview highlights with Seacrest below, as well as the full video of the interview.