Selena Gomez makes her highly-anticipated return with a new single and moving ballad about self-love, ‘Lose You To Love Me’ and an accompanying new video.
The multi-talented pop singer, actress and producer co-wrote the song with long-time collaborators Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter as well as Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson with additional production from Billy Eilish’s brother and co-songwriter, Finneas.
“This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album,” shares Gomez in an official statement.
“I thought it was important to share the music, as I know many can relate to the fact that the road to self-discovery generally comes through the scars in one’s life. I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself.”
In the black and white visual, Gomez addresses the camera head-on, as multiple versions of herself flicker in and out.
The stunning music video was directed by the acclaimed Sophie Muller, whose enviable credits include No Doubt’s ‘Don’t Speak’ to The Killers’ ‘Mr. Brightside’ and Gomez’s ‘Good for You’. Impressively enough, the music video was shot entirely on the new iPhone 11 Pro.
Gomez’s return into the pop fold is a welcome one. The 27-year-old singer featured on a number of recent singles including ‘I Can’t Get Enough’ with Benny Blanco, J Balvin and Tainy and the global hit, ‘Taki Taki’, with DJ Snake, Ozuna and Cardi B, but ‘Lose You To Love Me’, marks her return as a solo artist.
After confirming a new album was in the works during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon back in June, fans have been counting down the days until Gomez released new material. Gomez’s last studio album was 2015’s Revival, that spawned three Top 40 singles including ‘Good For You’, ‘Same Old Love’ and ‘Hands to Myself’.
Gomez is one of only six female artists to have at least three songs from one album reach the #1 position since the chart launched in 1992.
Most recently, Gomez has been putting her energy into executive producing a number of acclaimed Netflix series, first with the deeply affecting, 13 Reasons Why and the new docu-series, Living Undocumented, which explores the issue of undocumented people living in the United States.
Earlier this year, Gomez starred in Jim Jarmusch’s film The Dead Don’t Die opposite Bill Murray and Adam Driver, which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.