A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Hit the Lights" is an uplifting single about taking life by the horns. Though it includes a line about "losing control," the context is to let go of the fears you may have about following your dreams. With no profanity or adult content aside from one muted reference to drinking ("raise your glass"), the song is an especially positive, motivational pick for younger tweens and teens who are feeling insecure.
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Is it any good?
Selena Gomez fans will find more of what they love in "Hit the Lights," a synth-pop song that sounds pretty similar to many of her previous hits. Though Gomez doesn't have near the vocal chops of her powerhouse boyfriend, Justin Bieber, she still manages to give a solid enough performance to pull this tune off.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the reasons why some kids feel insecure. What are some of the steps you can take to overcome feelings of self-doubt and insecurity?
Do you think Selena Gomez does a good job of reflecting self-confidence in her personal life, as well as her music? Why or why not?
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