At last, our long national nightmare is over: Selena Gomez has returned with new music!
Following a few days of exciting build-up, the singer released “Lose You to Love Me” at midnight on Wednesday (October 23), and it’s a predictably raw and emotional affair. Produced by FINNEAS (Billie Eilish’s brother and collaborator), the piano-driven ballad finds Gomez closing a painful chapter of her life and finding peace in the process. “We 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,” she sings. The accompanying video is fittingly stark and intimate, with Sel singing straight to the camera and smiling by the end of the cathartic tune.
On YouTube, Gomez wrote, “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.”
Prior to releasing her new single, Gomez teased fans with a series of childhood photos and cryptic clues posted over the past week. Each one was accompanied by a poetic caption like, “We always go i