Selena Gomez shows off new tattoo commemorating kidney transplant
Jan 12 2020
Although she doesn't name any names, here's where we think the 27-year-old singer could be sounding off on the end of Jelena. For Rare's lead single, she chose "Lose You to Love Me", a sparse, striking piano ballad that seemed to explicitly call out her ex, Bieber, for crimes against Selena-nity; it also became her first to top the Billboard Hot 100.
The singer has tried it before, with videos like the one for Hands to Myself but fans should not expect her to release anything similar ever again!
She also addresses her passionate attachment to him, which ultimately led to her hanging on to their love despite their many issues. "It's just like you need to decide within our world if it's for you, or is it for show?"
While talking about the song, she revealed that she dealt with low self-esteem and that was something she always worked on. "I wouldn't have been able to survive most of the past few years if it hadn't been for you". "But he definitely took the song that I had and turned it into something unbelievable. / And what hurts the most is people can go / From people you know to people you don't", she sings. I still struggle with confidence...it's going to be something I'll always be working on.
"Is there a place where I can hide away?" she wonders in the LP's closer, "A Sweeter Place", before letting her mind wander to imagine just such a spot: "Out of the scene / Out in the wild ..." "So won't you call me in the morning?"
"Two years ago I thought I was ready".
Gomez gets candid about the dark parts of love in "Kinda Crazy", and even seemingly accuses Bieber of acting shady.
"It's just everyone dates everyone [in Hollywood]". It was actually kind of a nightmare, but it was really easy to me when I just sat down with the records and said, 'This is exactly how it is supposed to sound.' So, the other ones are just different and fun'. "I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn't want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn't want to care about".