Selena Gomez has a new album coming out and all her fans here for it! To give fans a teaser, Selena released two songs, one being “Lose You To Love Me,” and the other being “Look At Her Now.” Both songs have since been featured on the Today’s Top Hits list. “Lose You To Love Me,” even made the number one song, being Selena’s first song to hit number one on the list!
The release of both of these songs have fans all over talking out their meaning, and almost everyone believes these two songs are about Selena’s on and off again relationship with Superstar, Justin Bieber.
Selena has since confirmed these speculations in multiple interviews claiming that this new album will be the “closing of a book” for her. Gomez, in an interview with Ryan Seacrest said “it’s about love lost and self gained,” but she never actually said the songs were about Justin Bieber. However, it is almost obvious that they are.
Justin Bieber has recently got married to supermodel, Hailey Baldwin, and that means an end for the hope of Jelena (Justin and Selena) fans everywhere. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber began publicly dating when they were just 18 years old. From then, they had a rocky go. There were rumors Justin fathered a child, multiple break ups between the two of them, relationships for both of them in between the breakups, and some cheating speculations on Justin’s end.
The rollercoaster of a relationship the two had came to end in 2018 when Justin married Hailey Baldwin just two months after his final break up with Selena.
After her rocky relationship with Bieber, Selena experienced some major health issues, including a kidney transplant and a diagnosis of lupus. Selena struggled with her physical illnesses’ for a while only to then be diagnosed with both anxiety and depression. Selena was open to the public about her illnesses and checked into a mental health facility in hopes to get treatment and recover physically and mentally.
Selena Gomez has faced so much in her life in such a short amount of time that it only makes sense that she would need to take a little hiatus to recover. In September of 2018, Selena announced that she would be taking a break from social media claiming, “As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.”
In January of 2019, Selena Gomez returned to social media following a three month long hiatus. She returned with a black and white photo of herself and heart felt message that read, “It’s been a while since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support. Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth.”
Selena’s comeback has been a major one! She returned to social media, became one of most viewed instagram accounts, and released two new songs, one taking the top spot on the charts.
Selena is enjoying her time being single, spending time with her friends and family, and making music. She is working on herself and not worrying about anything else. However, listening to the two new songs she has released, it’s hard to assume she is completely over her past.
Lose You To Love Me
The first single she released, “Lose You To Love Me,” is a beautiful and soft ballad in which Selena discusses her need to cut ties with her ex, Justin Bieber. She sings about the pain he caused her, the way he hurt her, and her need to let him go in order to love herself in the lyrics, “we’d always go into it blindly, I needed to lose you to find me.”
While the songs seems like it may be a diss track, it actually is a form of acceptance for Selena and a start to her moving on with her life. In the lyric, “this dance it was killing me softly, I needed to hate you to love me,” she sings about how she knows they were not meant to be and that she needed to see that in order to start loving herself the way she deserves to.
Look At Her Now
While “Lose You To Love Me” is a slow and sweet song about acceptance and moving on, Selena’s second single, “Look At Her Now,” is an upbeat dancing song about her realizing her worth and being happy with the way things ended up. It’s about becoming a stronger person after a turbulent relationship.
Listening to the lyrics, it is clear she still has anger toward Justin. However, it is also clear she knows that he was bad for her and didn’t treat her the way she deserved. In the lyrics, “it was her first real lover, his too ’til he had another/ Oh, God, when she found out/ trust levels went way down,” she describes an instance when she found out he was unfaithful to her and she could no longer trust him.
She then goes on to sing, “of course she was sad/ but now she’s glad she dodged a bullet/ took a few years to soak up the tears/ but look at her now, watch her go,” which is a line of acceptance and empowerment on her part.
Just by listening to these two new songs, it is clear that Selena Gomez’s new album is going to be one of vulnerability, exposure, acceptance, life lessons, and bettering herself, and we cannot wait to hear the rest of it!
Have you listened to Selena Gomez’s two latest singles? Are you excited for the new album? Comment below and tell us what you think of them!
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