One song revisits the journey of a painful relationship that came to an end, with all the emotional baggage attached. The other song introduces bright, new beginnings after overcoming all of those negative feelings that were recollected and hashed out in the song previously described, “Lose You to Love Me”. For one who is not too familiar with the pop artist and her history, one may wonder if Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at her Now” is just another great pair of songs that were conjured off of a whim; or is it something more?
It all goes back to the moment Selena Gomez and fellow pop sensation, Justin Bieber, had gone public with their relationship at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in February 2011. These former teens were indeed star-crossed lovers. There were quite a few breaks over the duration of their relationship. In fact, Bieber and Gomez are practically known for their former on-again, off-again relationship. They officially went their separate ways a few months after the year 2018. To everyone’s surprise, Bieber had already become somebody else’s man two months afterward – the daughter of the actor and conservative political activist Stephen Baldwin, Hailey Baldwin. It appears that these two also had a past of their own, for they reportedly were seeing one another in the year 2016.
Today, 22 year old model “Hailey Baldwin” is formally known as “Hailey Bieber” being that Bieber officially married her after only two months of engagement, two weeks into February of last year (2018). If that is hard to grasp in any way (given the newness of the relationship, along with their very young age), then this will be as well… Oddly, yet astonishingly enough, the “Sorry” artist had transitioned from dating Selena Gomez, to going out with the model just TWO months after their split.
FAR FROM A MUSICAL WHIM.
Having a better idea of their past relationship from beginning to end, the fact that Gomez’s new release is about Bieber (one way or the other), is practically undeniable. The “I Want You to Know” singer does not try to conceal it either. At the same time, the lyrics from both new hits are very subtle. The lyrics that stood out to everyone midst listening to the music are “In two months you replaced us! – like it was easy…” and “It was her first real lover, his too till he had another…”. Based on an interview that Selena Gomez recently did with American radio personality, Ryan Seacrest, these songs were a way of “wrapping up a chapter in a pretty little bow…”. She revealed that the ballad “Lose You to Love Me” was actually written over a year ago. During a different interview with multimedia superstar Zach Sang, Selena was asked whether or not she wishes for the person she alludes to in her latest music to listen to it: “Yeah, I do”, the 27-year-old singer responded.
SELENA’S WISH BECOMES PRACTICALLY INEVITABLE
On November 4th of 2019, it was officially announced that Selena Gomez’s newly released single “Lose You to Love Me” had reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. To top it all off, Selena scored her other first number one on the Rolling Stone charts in the very same week! Given all of the outstanding attention Gomez’s two-week-old song “Lose You to Love Me” is grasping already, one can be assured that ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber will personally come across the song[s] one way or the other. As a matter of fact, an out of this world musical mash-up involving the two has already gone viral within the past week – Justin Bieber’s 2015 number one hit “Sorry” with no other than Selena Gomez’s number one hit “Lose You to Love Me”. As the mash-ups producer, Andy Wu, notes, both of the artists’ number one hits were coincidentally co-written by the same pair of individuals: Julia Michaels, and Justin Tranter.
To be concluded