Selena Gomez just recently debuted a removed-down version of her latest track with Trevor Daniel, “Past Life,” in an unanticipated place: a late night talk show on Jerk that exists completely within Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Animal Talking is the creation of Gary Whitta, the Rogue One story co-writer who invites visitors to load up the life simulator and chat through their cherubic avatars from the convenience of their ownhomes On Wednesday, the livestream took one more hint from real talk shows and featured a surprise musical visitor. While Whitta has had stars on the show before, like Brie Larson, Gomez is certainly his greatest pull yet– on Instagram alone, the former Disney starlet has 185 million followers, making her one of the biggest accounts on the whole service.
To play the track, Gomez and Daniel stood behind some in-game microphones and made their characters gush in real time with the “joy” emote. Gomez’s character seemed sporting controlled outfit consisting of a blue hoodie and white trousers. “I wanted it to be simple,” she later on stated, since she felt that her clothing would go along with the acoustic version of the track.
This, in a way, completely encapsulates why stars are so happy to go on Animal Talking; it’s an extremely chillexperience “Celebrities don’t look at appearing on our show as a promotional chore but something genuinely fun and silly to do, particularly these days,” Whitta stated in an e-mail.
“If I could just sing in my jeans and T-shirt for the rest of my life, I would,” Gomez stated during theshow
According to Whitta, the track was pre-recorded, however Gomez was indeed present for theperformance After it was over, the pop star hung out for a bit and informed the world that she selected up New Horizons since “everyone” was speaking about it, and all her friends play it.
Twitch chat, needless to state, was overjoyed– Whitta says that the stream broke viewership records with a peak of 28,670 concurrents and almost a million live views. It most likely assisted that Gomez shared a link to the livestream on Twitter, where she has 61.8 millionfollowers
During the interview, Gomez revealed that one of her dream song team- ups would be with Taylor Swift, a partnership that the 2 megastars have wanted to do for a while.
“We both wanted to do that, it’s just, everything, everything, everything remains in our friendship,” she stated. “It just feels like we’refamily I have actually understood her for 13 years now, she’s been my best buddy. We have actually discussed [making a song], for sure.”
Whitta says that while “Past Life” wasn’t live, the show will soon experiment with a real- time performance next week with musical visitor Lisa Loeb. Gomez’s 3rd studio album, Unusual, came out in early 2020– however Gomez says she’s already working on her nextproject