Selena Gomez Drops A New Single And It’s Not About Justin Bieber. Or Is It?
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is back with a second season slated for release on May 18. Part of its official soundtrack is a new song performed by Selena Gomez, who is also an executive producer of the show. The track, “Back to You,” was released last May 10 and naturally, audiences have speculated on the artist’s hugot for the song, with many folks thinking that it references her rocky romance with Justin Bieber.
The couple’s on again-off again relationship makes for regular grist at the gossip mill, with fans and paps alike asking the burning question du jour—are they or aren’t they? This coupling made it to the A-List in 2010, and eight years and a couple of break-ups later, it still continues to enthrall fans of the former “Jelena.”
Their last break-up was just two months ago—a period when Gomez began devoting more time to personal travels. But die-hard fans insist that her choosing to perform the song might either be a Pandora’s box that might cause details of the relationship to surface, or it might just be a way to cope with the regular break-up blues.
It’s not hard to see why with lyrics like “I wanna hold you when I’m not supposed to / When I’m lying close to someone else / You’re stuck in my head and I can’t get you out of it / If I could do it all again / I know I’d go back to you.”
A classic line artists tell the press during interviews about their latest projects is their work derives from life experience—this makes the song or the movie more authentic. In this case, Selena’s denied that the song is about Bieber, though the lyrics seem a tad too true and timely to be an example of manufactured emotion. Is “Back To You” really removed from her personal life? Listen for yourself: