“A Sweeter Place” is the thirteenth track on Selena Gomez’s 2020 album ‘Rare.’ This song is one of the few collaborations on her album, featuring rapper Kid Cudi. Let us explore the lyrics and meaning behind this album.
Selena Gomez released her third studio album ‘Rare’ on January 10, 2020, marking the year as an official heartbreak calendar. The album inspired by Selena’s life treads close to addressing her past relationships that have failed. Her most notable breakup was with the singer Justin Bieber who married model Hailey Baldwin in 2019. However, on this album, Selena Gomez talks about moving on, in songs such as “Look At Her Now” and “Dance Again.”
In an interview with Spotify, Selena Gomez spoke about working with Kid Cudi; “I’ll never forget my session with Scott—Kid Cudi—because obviously I’m a huge fan… But he definitely took the song that I had and turned it into something unbelievable. It was nothing when I sent him the song.”
The song speaks about a love utopia, where the couple can enjoy each other’s company and touch in peace.
Listen to “A Sweeter Place” by Selena Gomez featuring Kid Cudi
The chorus of the song asks a question every booming couple asks in the ‘honeymoon’ stage of the relationship. The whole world seems to be an annoyance to them. So they seek for a sweeter place to enjoy each other. Selena imagines herself french kissing this guy and sweeping off her worries for a day.
In the first verse of the song, Selena Gomez seems to be giving a personal count of her whereabouts in the past few years. She says she stayed out of the ‘scene’ and from the media. She got into an unhealthy streak of relationships with Justin Bieber, before finally burying the link for good in 2019. Ever since she has been learning to get a grip on the reality of the situation. Her life has been an emotional rollercoaster, and most of this is due to her own failures. In 2020, she is coming back strong and dusting herself up.
The second verse of “A Sweeter Place” is performed by Kid Cudi. He fantasizes about being with her, possibly deep inside, her thoughts. Learning her and breathing her in, is a way of self-actualization for him. Grounded deep down in her, he is able to soar high in the sky. This love is liberating! She is his paradise, and together they create their own piece of heaven on earth.
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