“Lose You to Love Me” traces a toxic relationship with some pointed lines that have fueled speculation that the tune is Gomez purging her heartbreak over Bieber.
“You promised the world and I fell for it,” the song begins. “I put you first and you adored it.”
A few lines later finds Gomez singing “Set fire to my purpose/And I let it burn.”
Bieber’s last album was released in 2015 and titled “Purpose” with a single of the same name.
Bieber, 25, and Gomez, 27, had an on-again off-again relationship from the time they were teens and were even spending time together a few months before he reunited with another former girlfriend, model Hailey Baldwin.
Baldwin and Bieber got engaged on July 2018 and then married.
Gomez also sings in her new song “In two months, you replaced us / Like it was easy / Made me think I deserved it.” “Lose You to Love Me” is the first single off of Gomez’s forthcoming album which will be her first since 2015’s “Revival.”
However, on Tuesday night, Hailey Baldwin, 22, posted a screenshot of the song “I’ll Kill You” by Summer Walker to her Instagram Story — causing fans to question if she was responding to Gomez’s new lyrics, which seemingly hint at her previous on-and-off relationship with Baldwin’s husband Justin Bieber.The model reportedly responded to the accusations with a since-deleted comment on Just Jared‘s Instagram page, the news outlet said.
“Please stop with this nonsense… there is no ‘response,’” Baldwin wrote, according to a screenshot obtained by Just Jared. “This is complete BS.”