A new era of Selena Gomez music began when she dropped her new single last night (October 22, 2019), “Lose You to Love Me,” which is an emotional insight into what she’s been going through.
Gomez reflects on reclaiming herself at the end of a relationship, one fan speculated ahead of the song’s release was probably hers with Justin Bieber.
Ahead of the song’s release, Gomez wrote on Vevo that the song was about several life events.
“This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album,” she said. “I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself.”
If the track is about Justin, she does not mince words. The song opens with savage lines like “Set fires to my forest / And you let it burn / Sang off-key in my chorus / ‘Cause it wasn’t yours” and “You got off on the hurtin’ / When it wasn’t yours.”
Bieber and Gomez ended their on-off relationship for good in March last year.
The split began as a break turned breakup, and Bieber would go on and start dating Hailey Baldwin in June. Baldwin and Bieber got engaged a month later and married in September 2018.
Twitter users didn’t wait long to speculate who she had to lose to love herself. “Looking forward to hearing Selena Gomez’ [sic] new song. Based on the title ‘Lose you to love me’ I’m pretty sure this song is about Justin Bieber,” one follower commented on the clip.
Another fan tweeted: “Justin Bieber stans crying because Selena Gomez’s new song might be about him. But his whole discography is about her, he is still googling her name to see her outfit and even his own wife is obsessed with her so stfu. He might get exposed and y’all are scared.”