Move over, Miley, there’s a new teen queen in town: Not only did Selena Gomez rule the airwaves on Friday night when her Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie scored the highest rating of any cable TV show this year, but she also premiered the video for her first single, “Falling Down,” in front of an already-captive audience.
Directed by Chris Dooley (he’s worked with Jewel and the Scissor Sisters), the stylized vid mimics a concert with the Disney star rocking out with her band, The Scene, on a circular stage while a projection of patterns swirl around in the background. According to the 17-year-old, the catchy pop song is “basically about Hollywood and what people think about it; and essentially how plastic it is sometimes.”
It’s a brutal world that the petite Texan-Mexicana seems to be dealing with just fine. Her upcoming album, Kiss and Tell, drops on September 29 and she can’t wait. “The fact that I can say I have a record is a dream come true,” she recently wrote on her MySpace page.
Ahhh, it seems like just yesterday that a seven-year-old Selena was running around with Demi Lovato on Barney & Friends. Here she is now: