Selena Gomez is tired of talking about her same old love, Justin Bieber.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Selena explained that she purposefully released her two singles “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now” off her album, Rare, back-to-back just to finally close the door on Jelena.
“It was my idea to release 'Lose You to Love Me' and 'Look at Her Now' [back-to-back],” Selena said. “They [my record] were kind of nervous about it, because they didn’t want to take away from either song. I knew from the get-go that 'Lose You to Love Me' was going to be the bigger song, because I just felt it in my heart.
“I wanted people to take away that this was a journey and that it was completely closed. I don’t want people to see me as just sad and hurt. I didn’t want that anymore. I wanted people to know that I experienced something real, and that part of me is over.”
Also in the Rolling Stone chat, Selena said that while making Rare, she “focused on creating more songs that were lyrically about transformation and vulnerability and heartbreak. It felt like [the material] was really, really strong, and I was very happy about it. I think that becoming more involved than I ever have been [in the making of the album] helped me gain confidence and empowered me completely. I took control over what I was going to say, what I was going to do."
Selena and Justin dated on-and-off for nearly 10 years before finally splitting in March 2018. Bieber then met Hailey Baldwin in June 2018 and married her in September that year.
When Selena first released singles “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now” in October 2019, she told Ryan Seacrest via Elle that they would be her last about the relationship. "These two songs were me wrapping up a chapter in a pretty little bow," she told Seacrest in October 2019. "And the rest of the album is just all about where I am now and where I’m going so in my opinion, these are great songs, but I’ve saved the best for later.”
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