Both Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have been releasing new music. The Wizard of Waverly Place alum dropped her new album Revival on October 9, while the Canadian pop star’s new album Purpose is slated to drop on November 13.
Now it looks like the famous exes are opening up about their on-and-off relationship and what ended it for good. Justin Bieber released his new single “Sorry,” in which he asks for his ex’s “forgiveness.” Several media outlets have claimed that the new song has something do with his relationship with Selena Gomez.
Though the two haven’t been together in some time, it’s obvious that Jelena are still going to write about the pain of their turbulent relationship. In Justin’s new song, he apologizes to Selena for the mistakes he made more than once. Those mistakes may hint towards the alleged cheating that the media speculated over.
“I know you know that I / made those mistakes maybe once or twice / And by once or twice I mean / may maybe a couple a hundred times.”
He later sings the line, “I know that I let you down, is it too late to say I’m sorry now?”
According to Bustle, the song may not be a response to Selena Gomez. In fact, it could be a response to Bieber’s fans, who he has let down in the past few years. It’s not shocking to say that the Biebs has been looking for redemption from the general public with his Comedy Central Roast in March, his video apology, and his several appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Selena has also insisted that the songs on her latest album are not about her relationship with Justin. During her interview with Billboard, she said that the songs weren’t about their rocky relationship. Selena is using Revival to make a fresh start in the industry and to do things on her own terms. On October 8, Selena was asked if Justin has inspired her more mature songs on the album.
“No. This is my time. I’ve deserved this. I earned it. This is all me,” Gomez simply responded.
But now it looks like Sel is admitting that one of the tracks on Revival is about Justin. During her iHeart Radio interview, she revealed the meaning behind each song on the album. It’s obvious that the track “Perfect” is about the insecurities one feels when a significant other is cheating on them. It includes lyrics like, “I can taste her lipstick and see her laying across your chest.” Selena’s song is like the pop version of Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” which also hinted about infidelity and jealousy in a relationship. During her interview, Selena calls the track the most “personal” song on the album.
“That was a very, very personal song, and it was extremely accurate. I remember feeling all of those emotions, and thinking to myself, ‘I don’t know if I could put this on the record.’ In a way, it’s a little sad. It’s beautiful too. I really enjoy being able to go in that R&B and just flow in that world, and the track is unbelievable, but I was nervous to put it on the record for that reason. I felt if I was already giving it my all, I might as well acknowledge that part.”
Gomez and Bieber briefly reunited when they made the surprise duet “Strong” on October 17. The song shows both singers reflecting on their hot and cold relationship as they remember the good times. Gomez and Bieber never recorded the song when they were together and never meant for it to be released. An inside source told the Hollywood Life that the surprise release was in fact planned.
“They were all well aware at the time of recording that if they do a duet, chances are it would be picked up in some way or another. They also knew that they were both going to be releasing albums in 2015, so a duet with each other would help them get more exposure if it was leaked around the time of both of their releases.”
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