Selena Gomez is currently dominating the music charts with her newly-released singles, “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now”.
Both songs are believed to be about former flame Justin Bieber. The 27-year-old singer just did an interview yesterday (Thursday, 24th October) where she talked about recovering from the public breakup.
It’s probably the first time Gomez explicitly talked about what went on behind close doors. In what feels like a Dear Diary entry on “Lose You to Love Me”, she sings, “You promised the world and I fell for it / I put you first and you adored it / Set fires to my forest / And you let it burn”.
However, the lyrics that has been getting the most attention is this part: “In two months, you replaced us / Like it was easy / Made me think I deserved it / In the thick of healing, yeah”. It’s a straight forward reflection of an ex moving on from her so quickly.
If you recall, Gomez and Bieber ended things back in March/April 2018. Bieber began dating Hailey Baldwin in June 2018, which was roughly 2 months later. They later got married in September. Gomez and Seacrest didn’t dropped any names but they didn’t need to.
“(My cohost Tanya Rad and I) think that it’s worse, the two months lyric that you have in there…That part of us, would be worse than going through a breakup. Having to see someone move on so fast,” Seacrest commented.
“Yeah, I think you know, I’m really grateful too because I’ve actually experienced that a million times before,” she said. “And that’s the unfortunate part about what I do. So it’s all very real to me, and I’m sure it’s just entertainment for other people, but I just—I think I had become numb to it, and it would be stupid of me if I didn’t acknowledge what I had felt because it would be inauthentic, and that’s everything I claim to be and do (being authentic).
Gomez continued, “I know there are thousands of people, men and women, who have felt this feeling, and it’s extremely real, and on top of the social media and everything, it doesn’t matter if you’re in my position or if you’re in someone’s because you’re always going to somehow find this negative space. It’s just that’s what—that’s why I have to be careful, and I just have to take steps back and just focus on what I’m doing and no one else.”
Baldwin received backlash from Selenators after she shared a snippet of the song “I’ll Kill You” by Summer Walker on her Instagram Story. She later denied that it was directed at Gomez, saying it was mere coincidence.
Gomez decided to take the high road by addressing the fans on her IG Live. “I am so grateful for the response of the song. However, I will never stand for women tearing other women down. So please be kind to everyone… Please be kind, I don’t like seeing people being disrespectful or rude to other people, so please don’t do that,” she said.
Seacrest then put her on the spotlight by asking how she’s been handling negative criticism with her honesty. (Hint hint: some say it may be a reference to the new Mrs Bieber.) Selena Gomez made it clear that she has processed the breakup fully.
“I don’t know, Ryan… I think that’s why I’ve waited this long to kind of express what I felt. Because I don’t know. I think that’s the whole point. I’m always going to be honest with people, I’ve never not been. I might not be overly chatty about it all the time, but this is where I’m able to release it. This is where it turns into art,” the pop star said.
In regards to people’s reaction, she said, “It actually shocks me. Some of the reaction I feel like shocks me in general because I’ve dealt with this for years now. Because everyone writes about something they’ve felt. Everyone. And the biggest topic is love. And in a way it’s not something negative, it’s actually something positive that I was able to experience that, as beautiful and ugly as it was. I think it’s beautiful that I’ve been able to turn this into a new chapter.”
In addition to her pop ballad, Selena Gomez also dropped the music video for “Look At Her Now”. She says that the song is her going into bigger and better things.
We can’t wait to go on this journey with SelGo!