It's a new era of music for Selena Gomez and it just may be her most vulnerable yet. The 27-year-old has officially returned with her brand new single, "Lose You To Love Me," and it's extremely emotional.
Co-written by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, as well as Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson (Mattman & Robin) with additional production from FINNEAS, "Lose You To Love Me" illustrates how a toxic relationship can cause you to lose sight of yourself. She sings, "We'd always go into it blindly/ I needed to lose you to find me/ This dancing was killing me softly/ I needed to hate you to love me/ To love love me/ To love love me/ To love me/ I needed to lose you to love me."
In a statement Selena shared of the new song, "This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album. I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself."
"Lose You To Love Me" also comes with a black and white music video directed by Sophie Muller (who also directed her "Good for You" video), and was shot entirely on the new iPhone 11 Pro.
Selena first began teasing "Lose You To Love Me" earlier this week by sharing a few (very cute) baby and toddler photos of herself, as well as a few new shots from the music video, on social media and each post was captioned with a lyric from the song.
Gomez last released an album, Revival, in 2015, which featured lead single "Good For You." Since then, Gomez has released bits of new music along the way, including 2017's "Bad Liar" and "Fetish" (featuring Gucci Mane), and 2018's "Back To You," which was featured on the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 soundtrack. Selena also collaborated with artists including Kygo ("It Ain't Me"), Marshmello ("Wolves"), DJ Snake ("Taki Taki" also featuring Cardi B and Ozuna"), and Benny Blanco ("I Can't Get Enough" also featuring J Balvin and Tainy). Most recently, she appeared on a song called "Anxiety," with her songwriting partner Julia Michaels, which appears on her album Inner Monologue Part 1.
The star is now preparing to drop her third full-length album, which as she explained, took four years "to even feel at a good place with this album" during an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon back in June. She said, "I had such huge moments that happened in my life, personally, that how was I gonna capture that, and how was I gonna actually feel good about what I was saying. So I kept going, and I'm relieved."
She also added of the sound of the album, "I think there's always gonna be a sense of strong pop in my music, but I definitely explored more with electric guitar, a lot of more soulful tracks underneath things, acoustic guitar. It all kinda hits different places that I feel like is my lane for music."
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