Debunking Selena Gomez's New Song 'Lose You to Love Me'

Debunking Selena Gomez's New Song 'Lose You to Love Me'

Debunking Selena Gomez's New Song 'Lose You to Love Me'

The superstar comes to terms with it all in a powerful ballad of self-help

The superstar comes to terms with it all in a powerful ballad of self-help

Text: Vienna Vernose

After over a year of waiting, Selena Gomez has finally blessed her fans with a new heartfelt solo track. The 27-year old singer teased online audiences with a series of strange posts leading up to the release of the song at midnight on October 23rd, and now it's finally here. The powerful breakup ballad titled 'Lose you to Love Me' marks Gomez's long-awaited emergence from hiatus to focus on her health and well-being, and now, it appears her first step is saying goodbye to a past love once and for all.

Though no names are mentioned, the internet is pretty much convinced that the song is about Gomez's official breakup from longtime boyfriend Justin Bieber. Fans quickly picked apart the powerful verses, decoding the suspected meaning behind them. In one verse, Gomez sings, “I gave my all and they all know it / You turned me down, and now it’s showing / In two months you replaced us / Like it was easy / Made me think I deserved it.” Fans assumed this was a nod to Jelena's final rendezvous in 2017 following Gomez's split from The Weeknd, though the couple failed to make it work and they split again in March of 2018. In July of that same year, Bieber was engaged to soon-to-be-wife Hailey Baldwin.

Though in a formal statement, she explains the origin of the ballad as coming from a place of self-healing. "This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album," Gomez says. "I thought it was important to share the music, as I know many can relate to the fact that the road to self-discovery generally comes through the scars in one's life. I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself."

The single currently holds #1 in over 60 countries on the worldwide charts, but Gomez isn't stopping there. Since the release of her last studio album Revival in 2015, the single foreshadows new music on the horizon for fans, and it seems it might be her most raw performance yet.

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