The comeback consists of 13 songs, two of which Selenators were lucky to have heard and memorized when Lose You to Love Me and Look At Me Now were released in October. It was clear then that the first of those singles was about Justin Bieber, so of course, we had to wonder what the rest of her tracks would have to say…
Selly told People ahead of today’s release:
“Every song on the record has some sort of emotion or conflict or there’s something going on. I related to everything on this record very, very clearly.”
Think JB and The Weeknd were tuning in just to listen if their names came up??
The title track, Rare, doesn’t quite go there, though the songstress croons about being ignored by a significant other.
“My ambitions were too high / Waiting up for you upstairs / Why you act like I’m not there?/ Baby, right now it feels like / It feels like you don’t care / Why don’t you recognize I’m so rare?”
But on Cut You Off, Selena truly gets to the point, aiming her scorching lyrics at a toxic former love. Going on about 1460 days AKA four years, there’s only one ex this song could be about: Justin.
“Pull up to the mirror staring at my face / Gotta chop, chop all the extra weight I’ve been carrying for fourteen-hundred-sixty days / Professionally messing with my trust / How could I confuse that **t for love?”
She later continues:
“Emotionally messin’ with my health / How could I confuse that s**t for love?”
In case you haven’t been following Gomez over the past few years, the 27-year-old revealed in 2017 she underwent kidney transplant surgery. She reportedly suffered an “emotional breakdown” a year later, leading her to be admitted into an east coast psychiatric facility.
Seemingly, the starlet continues to go further with hers and Justin’s past of rekindling their relationship on Vulnerable, in which she sings:
“If I show you all my demons, and we dive into the deep end / Would we crash and burn like every time before? / I would tell you all my secrets, wrap your arms around my weakness / If the only other option’s letting go”
The two eventually fizzled out in 2018, just months before the Canadian pop star found his way back to Hailey Bieber.
But on Kinda Crazy, Gomez calls out a former love for being “super shady.” Shots at The Weeknd?? Read her lyrics (below):
“Hey, you’re the one who started talkin’ to me / Made the move, asked me to be your babe / And now you’re treatin’ me like I’m insane / You’re insane”
The song continues:
“I think you’re kind of crazy / And not the good kind, baby / ‘Cause you’re actin’ super shady / You know it, you know it / Been dodgin’ phone calls lately / But still textin’ me, ‘Baby’ / Yeah, I think you’re kind of crazy / You know it, you know it / You’ve been lyin’ just for fun / Luckily, no damage done / But now I see you’re kind of crazy / You know it, you know it”
Oop. He’s probably not going to love being outed as crazy…
Anyway, Selenators have since taken to Twitter with their thoughts on the whole album, just take a glance (below):
selena gomez – cut you off (rare)
lyrics: “i’ve been carrying it for fourteen-hundred and sixty days?”
“how could i confuse that shit for love?”
— jeff (@tianasfenty) January 10, 2020
— єmrαh 💍(fan account) (@skinnysel) January 10, 2020
dance again: 10/10
look at her now: 10/10
lose you to love me: 10/10
people you know: 10/10
let me get me: 10/10
crowded room: 10/10
kinda crazy: 10/10
cut you off: 10/10
a sweeter place: 10/10
— sonal is RARE ♡ (@selenasorare) January 9, 2020
TO THE MF WHO DIDN’T RECOGNIZE SELENA GOMEZ IS RARE pic.twitter.com/hTVRNL3Dn3
— RARE (@mariesheaven) January 10, 2020
My girl Selena Gomez did it!!!! RARE will be my album anthem for 2020!!!
I love my queen!!
Go stream it now!! pic.twitter.com/QcVTwrJfqc
— ★Avatar Alex★ (@alex_adame30) January 10, 2020
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/Derrick Salters/WENN]