Did Selena Gomez Just Tease New Music On Instagram?

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It has been a full four years since the “Wolves” singer dropped a new album. And we are seriously going through withdrawal. But did Selena Gomez’s latest Instagram tease a new music clue? We need answers. People are theorizing that her “truly grateful” comment might be a hint at what’s to come. The “Taki Taki” collaborator just got home from what seemed like an absolutely beautiful Italian vacation.

She went on Instagram—a rare move for the proclaimed social media avoidant—to share some sweet pics from her stunning trip. The slideshow included a glam shot of the former Disney Channel star on a boat, a group picture with some of her friends and a shot from a pasta making class. Talk about the ultimate girls trip!

Gomez captioned this birthday slideshow with, “Sometimes I can’t express how truly grateful I am. Now… Back to work.” Did you see that? “Back to WORK.” But what “work” is she referring to? That, my friends, is the question. Gomez has served as an actress and producer but *singing* seems to have been her main and most beloved job to date. Gomez did just star in the film The Dead Don’t Die. And season three of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is set to release on August 23. So it appears those two jobs are…completed. What work is left, you ask? Why a new album ofc!! Please let it be so!

According to a source at Entertainment Tonight, Gomez is really thankful for her time off. Apparently, things are going to get busier for the singer in the near future. “Selena is in a really good place. She just celebrated her birthday in Italy and is really enjoying this time off before things ramp up again,” the source explained.

“Selena has been working on new music and plans to release some this year. The new music is going to be a different side of Selena and very personal. Selena has gone through a lot over the years and is ready to share it with the world,” the source added. Hey hey! It’s coming people! And just in case you needed further proof, let’s not forget the convo she had with The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon in June.

And we quote: “I’m actually done. I have to do a few finishing things with it, but I’m just relieved. It took me four years now to even feel at a good place with this album and it’s just because I had such huge moments that happened in my life personally that [it was like] how was I going to capture that and how was I actually going to feel good about what I was saying?”

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Selena Gomez has always had enviable long locks, but her hairstyles during her Stars Dance Tour are on a whole other level. The thickness, the texture — it makes you just want to run your fingers through it ... and ditch that hair straightener for good. But above all else, it’s seriously sexy. With her mermaid mane, we almost forgot she got her start on the Disney Channel.

While not all of us are blessed to be born with thick, luscious hair like Selena, there is one trick we can steal from her. The actress and singer told Seventeen.com she uses Ted Gibson Hairspray ($19.95, beauty.com) and a comb to tease her hair a bit throughout the day. But first, for those lived-in waves, use a 1 ½-inch curling iron for loose waves, add a texturizing spray throughout and brush out with your fingertips. Textured braids are optional.

Click through to see why we have a serious hair crush on Selena!

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Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

The actress recently stepped out with an "I Dream of Jeannie"-inspired braid. She even makes a scrunchie look cool!

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Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

We love her textured ponytail. Way too pretty for the gym.

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Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

With her super-long hair, Selena can get away with ringlets without looking too cutesy.

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Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

Flowing long curls, a center part and red lipstick — classic. 

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Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

We loved when Selena added honey highlights to her chocolate-brown hair. 

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Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

This new take on the French braid — smack dab in the middle — is seriously cool.

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Selena Gomez

Her waves are just as gorgeous styled smooth.

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Selena Gomez

Another perfect ponytail — this time styled to the side.

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Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

Even with shorter hair, she pulls off loose, messy waves. We'll even forgive the feather clip.

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