With the release of Selena Gomez’s new documentary on Apple TV+, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me, Gomez has also started talking about new music. She began by releasing a song for the film about her struggles with her physical and mental health, also called “My Mind and Me”.
“Do you want to hear part of my story?” she sings. “My mind and me, we don’t get along sometimes / And it gets hard to breathe, but I wouldn’t change my life.”
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“And all that crashing and burning and breaking, I know now / If anyone sees me like this, they won’t feel alone now,” she continues.
The doctor follows Gomez as she tries to decide whether to go public with her bipolar diagnosis and her struggles with lupus.
rGomez has now said in an Apple TV+ interview with Zane Lowe that she is working on her third solo studio album, adding that she wants to “tell stories that people don’t know,” including those about secret relationships.
“I created this whole private life that was just mine, and I feel like now I have to tell these stories and people are going to ask a lot of questions,” Gomez said.
Her most public relationship was with pop star Justin Bieber, whom she dated on and off for nearly ten years before he married his wife, Hailey Bieber. In the documentary, Gomez talked about how one of her biggest songs, “Lose You To Love Me,” was about how breaking up with Bieber for good helped her grow as a person. There are also scenes where she cries about having her career tied to their relationship in some ways, like through musical collaborations.
Gomez recently posed for photos with Hailey at the Academy Museum gala, telegraphing that it’s all water under the bridge between the former love triangle.
Aimée Lutkin is weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The lone hunter, will be published by Dial Press in February 2022.