The road to Selena Gomez’s third studio album has been long. But the 27-year-old songstress insists it arrived at the perfect time.

“The album is all about where I am now and where I’m going,” she told Ryan Seacrest back in November. “… It’s all just going to be better and it won’t be as long as I waited before. … I have a million ideas and it’s just going to be cooler and it’s going to be stronger and it’s going to be better.”

The project, titled Rare, hit streaming services Thursday night, more than four years after she delivered her sophomore album Revival. Since then, Gomez has endured a number of personal hardships, including a highly publicized breakup with Justin Bieber, complications from the autoimmune disease lupus, as well as mental health struggles.

The 13-track project includes contributions from 6lack, Finneas, and Kid Cudi.