Selena Gomez has returned with a new video and single, ‘Lose You To Love Me’.
Gomez co-wrote the track, which is her first solo song of 2019, with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. The track was produced by Mattman & Robin and Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother and collaborator.
‘Lose You To Love Me’ arrived with a black-and-white music video, directed by Sophie Muller and shot entirely on an iPhone, centered on Gomez singing to the camera from the confines of a picture frame. Watch it below:
“This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album,” Gomez said in a 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.”
Earlier in the week, ‘Lose You To Love Me’ co-writer Julia Michaels defended the pop star on social media from critics who claimed Gomez doesn’t write her own songs. “I can actually 100% say that Selena is VERY much a songwriter. Coming from someone who has written with her multiple times,” Michaels tweeted. “Please don’t comment on things you know nothing about. It’s extremely rude.”
I can actually 100% say that selena is VERY much a songwriter. Coming from someone that has written with her multiple times. Please don’t comment on things you know nothing about. It’s extremely rude.
— Julia Michaels (@juliamichaels) October 21, 2019
Gomez’s last album was ‘Revival’, which she released in 2015. Earlier this year, she sang on ‘I Can’t Get Enough’, a collaboration with Benny Blanco, J. Balvin and Tainy. She also made a cameo in Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie, The Dead Don’t Die.