Selena Gomez Reveals Real Meaning Behind New Song ‘Lose You To Love Me’

It’s a great day to be a Selenator. Actress and singer, Selena Gomez has released her first solo single in four years. Her new song, “Lose You To Love Me” is easily her most emotional song yet, and its debut has caused much chatter amongst fans about its meaning. Many fans are convinced that the newly married Justin Beiber, whom Gomez had a very public and rocky relationship with, is the inspiration behind Gomez’s latest ballad. Tons of articles are being written with fans decoding lyrics and publications making claims that Beiber’s new wife, Hailey Beiber, is taking shots at Gomez as well. But what is the new song really about?

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A brief biography

Moments before Gomez’s new song debuted, she took to her Instagram page to write a heartfelt note to her fans thanking them for their unwavering support throughout her career. Gomez has had her fair share of trials and tribulations throughout her years. In addition to her rocky relationship with Beiber, Gomez has also struggled with mental health and a severe autoimmune disease, lupus. “Thank you all for standing by my side through the highs and lows. I couldn’t do it without you all and I can’t wait to start my next adventure with you. Lose You To Love Me is out now,” the “Perfect” singer penned.

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Selena Gomez shares a powerful note to Instagram

But Gomez wasn’t done with the heartfelt notes. After her new song officially debuted, she shared an even more personal note on her Instagram story where she got candid about her strong relationship with Christ. “I’m literally just laying down and thanking Jesus…Where my father has taken me and placing me is exactly where I am meant to be. He said to me ‘Selena hold on, I hurt when you hurt. I cry when you cry but I will NEVER, EVER leave your side. Work with me, walk with me and watch how I do it.’ He always surprises me and I re-fall in love with Him every single time. In my worst moments, like awful, most painful moments -I never stopped [sic] falling to my knees wanting and needing only His love. See the enemy keeps trying to tear me down and it’s just not gonna happen. Not today. Not the next…,” Gomez shared passionately.

Taylor Swift shows her love

So far, Gomez’s new song has been received well by her loyal fans. Selenators have dubbed the song “powerful”, “emotional”, and even a “masterpiece.” Gomez has millions of fans, but perhaps her most famous is her long-time friend, and fellow musician, Taylor Swift. Swift was quick to show her love of “Lose You To Love Me” and posted a sweet message about her friend on her Instagram story. “This song is a perfect expression of healing and my absolute favorite song she’s put out yet. A triumph. I love you so much, Selena Gomez,” Swift shared.

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez perform during the Reputation Tour
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Is the new song really about Justin Beiber

But just what is this triumph of a song about? Most fans are convinced that it is Beiber-inspired and some of the lyrics certainly lend themselves to that theory, particularly since Gomez helped write the song. But, while most people are merely speculating, Gomez quietly revealed the inspiration for her new song. On YouTube, Gomez has pinned her comment under the video, expressing what “Lose You To Love Me” is really about. “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,” Gomez shared.

When will the new album release

We love the inspiration behind the new song and it certainly does feel very cathartic for Gomez and her millions of supporters. With “Lose You To Love Me”, Gomez shows that she is fully moving into a new era. That era includes her highly-anticipated third, solo, studio album. Though Gomez hasn’t yet announced the released date for her upcoming album, if it’s anything like her new song, fans will not be disappointed.