Review: Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You To Love Me’

Gomez’s music is just as powerful as it has always been


Michelene Havard, Staff Writer

Selena Gomez is an iconic pop sensation, but she has yet to release a new album since her latest full-length album 2015’s “Revival.” “’Revival’ was just a stepping stone for me,” Gomez admits in an interview with Jojo Wright, “and now looking back it challenged me to go even further.” 

Gomez has been in the works of a new album for a long time. “It’s been 4 years since I’ve been working on this album.” Gomez responded to Ryan Seacrest in an interview, “It’s actually perfect timing because I was going to release it [the album] 2 years ago and none of the words that I’m speaking would have existed. So taking a moment to actually feel the feelings that I’ve gone through it’s just, I don’t know, I’m just so grateful that it’s out.” 

Selenators were elated when Gomez released an emotional ballad “Lose You To Love Me” on October 22. There is an undeniable strength in her voice throughout the song that is breathtaking. When I watched her music video for the first time I felt an array of emotions. Everyone handles their breakups differently, but for a person to have the ability to feel their emotions on camera so clearly is beyond me. Gomez continues to make authentic music. She is capable of turning something negative into an art form.

The following day, October 23, fans were surprised with a second breakup song  “Look At Her Now” an uptempo and motivational piece. The song has an incredible beat, but there are too many electronic edits. I can’t get the chorus out of my head — a continuous humming. The dancing in the music video lacks energy. The new songs complement each other, however, because Gomez goes from a negative space in “Lose You To Love Me” to feeling confident in herself.

Gomez stirred the media with her artistic choices. Her new music videos impress me. Both “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now.” were entirely shot on Apple’s triple-camera iPhone 11 Pro. “Lose You to Love Me” is in black-and-white, but the lyric video looks like she is expressing her feelings in a diary. Gomez’s vision to go from a black-and-white heartbreak to a colorful new spirit in “Look At Her Now” is endearing in the most humble way.

Selena Gomez is back and better than ever—her new song “Lose You To Love Me” hit  No. 1 on the Billboard charts. It’s definitely worth adding to your playlist.