November 6, 2014


Is Selena Gomez Singing (And Crying) About Bieber in Her New Single?

The entire world has been watching Young Hollywood's most on-again-off-again relationship between Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber and it looks like the singer/actress is making an artistic statement on her choice to stand by her man via new single "The Heart Wants What It Wants." There're a lot to digest here from the former Disney star, so let's take it piece by piece.

Sonically, "The Heart Wants What It Wants" has a Lorde-like, minimal electro-pop beat complete with finger snaps, ominous synths and haunting groans. Lyrically, Selena details being in love with a bad boy despite knowing he may not be a stand-up guy. She sings, "The bed's getting cold and you're not here / The future that we hold is so unclear / But I'm not alive until you call / And I'll bet the odds against it all... / There's a million reasons why I should give you up / But the heart wants what it wants."

While we're totally digging the song, the accompanying video is where things get even more interesting as the gorgeous, black-and-white visual opens with a voicemail recording of Selena sounding like she's on the verge of tears talking about an unnamed boy who gets in her head and shatters her confidence when she's onstage. (Perhaps a reference to that time she lost her cool, swore and stormed offstage late last year?)

We then watch the starlet hanging with a guy who blatantly hits on other girls in front of her, but she still leans on him. Cuts of Selena singing the heartbreaking lyrics as she breaks down crying for the camera are interspersed throughout the vid, but hey: "The Heart Wants What It Wants." We've been there, girl.

The new track leads off the singer's first Greatest Hits album, For You, that seems to come at the perfect time as the star begins moves into new, honest territory and can close the chapter of her super-clean Disney days.