Selena Gomez has released a never-before-seen behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of her most powerful songs.
She wrote overtop the video that “The singer took to TikTok on Monday to share an undiscovered clip from the early stages of writing her pop single “Lose You To Love Me.” Selena sat behind the piano in the video, working on the chords and the emotive lyrics. “Making of… me getting to know myself,”.
Every No. 1 hit song is the result of a long period of brainstorming, and Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me” is no exception. As she prepares to release new music, the 30-year-old pop star transported fans back in time Monday night (July 17) with a raw behind-the-scenes video of her writing process for the 2019 chart-topper.
The pop artist pondered on the significance of the stripped-down piano session in her caption, writing, “This isn’t the greatest I know so I hope no one minds me turning the comments off for my head, but this was the best, most sincere moments with lose you to love me.”
The video, which Gomez posted to her TikTok account, shows her with her hair wrapped back in a bun as she painstakingly practices the piano accompaniment to “Lose You to Love Me,” which Selena Gomez co-wrote with Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and producer team Mattman & Robin.
The track, widely assumed to be about her ultimate breakup with Justin Bieber, served as the lead single for her Billboard 200-topping third album, Rare, and marked her first ever Billboard Hot 100 No. 1.
The touching video comes only a few months after Gomez celebrated “Lose You to Love Me” breaking the billion-streams mark on Spotify, making it her first solo track to do so. “Grateful,” she wrote in reaction to the March milestone at the time.
In 2020, the Rare Beauty founder opened up to Billboard in which she was admittedly “kind of a mess.” “It was really difficult for me,” Selena said then.
“And by the time we shot the music video at the end of the year, it had a completely different meaning, and it was so freeing. It was actually fun for me – I think, because I let it go, it actually meant that I let it go within myself as well. And I couldn’t have asked for a better way to close a chapter in my life.”