Come & Get It by Selena Gomez
The lead single “Come and Get It” off of her July 2013 Stars Dance album has already seen itself hit platinum status. This transitional triumph for Selena will go down in the record books as her coming into her own video and triumph. Rallied by many as questionable, but definitely a tribute to a new Selena, the “Come and Get It” song and video are spectacular tributes to the teams who created them.
The song is written by Ester Dean with other credits to Tor Erik Hermansen, and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen for their writing contributions as well. Yes, you have heard Ester’s work before in works by Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Dr. Dre, Flo Rida and Rihanna. Ester’s music is no stranger to fame, fortune, and fortitude and “Come and Get It” proves to continue in the same vein.
The song produced by the ever present Stargate team of Tor Erik Hermansen (T.E.), and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (M.S.) from the writing counterparts listed above shines their expertise and musical progress throughout. Great work on the dual role and the astounding hit Stargate!
Universal Music Group / Hollywood Records rounds out the team as the label for the “Come and Get It” masterpiece. With that type of talent on her side Selena has it all going in the right direction on this one. With Director Anthony Mandler onsite in Tejon Ranch California, there was little left to chance when it came to the success of this lead title and video. You may recognize Anthony’s famed name in the works of Rihanna most widely with her “Diamonds,” but also with others such as Beyonce, Eminem, Ne-Yo, 50 cent and Taylor Swift.
But the talent of the team would not be complete with Selena Gomez herself. She gives breath to the image of rebirth, confidence, and independence. Leaving little to the imagination, but enough to keep us wondering she makes it real while exuding the confidence and strength of a woman twice her age. Great job Selena in showing a woman can be sultry, sexy, and in love, but still in control of herself and her actions. She doesn’t wallow and squabble in tears. She openly states she’s not ashamed of her love, her willingness to be there, and her womanhood.
Enjoyment and hard work are resplendent throughout the video, but the tune, tone, and aura surrounding it from beginning to end says, “I’m here, I’m strong, I love you and I’ll be here, but you’ll come back to me baby….I won’t be chasing you.” Selena’s confidence shines through as she empowers women everywhere showing that you can control love’s outcomes. Regardless of the situation you can maintain control and be the one stronger in the long run. Control means survival so Selena is telling women everywhere that they can survive love. Its pains and heartache only make one stronger and you will eventually triumph. Selena shows that survival is good and only makes us stronger in the long run.