Just over a year since the release of her 2020 album Rare, multi-threat Selena Gomez dropped a brand new single.
Titled “De Una Vez,” the track is the former Disney Channel star’s first Spanish-language single. “I am incredibly proud of my Latin background,” SelGo shared in a press release. “It felt empowering to sing in Spanish again and ‘De Una Vez’ is such a beautiful love anthem.”
Selena, who is of Mexican heritage, is not fluent in the language, but did tell Harper’s Bazaar in 2018 that it’s something she wants to improve on in the future.
“I look at myself in the mirror every day and think, ‘Man, I wish I knew more Spanish,'” she told the magazine, adding that she’s proud to be able to represent the Latinx community in Hollywood.
“I’ll never forget when I was doing my TV show [Wizards of Waverly Place]; I think I was 15 or 16. We would do these live tapings every Friday, and one Friday there was this single mother with her four kids. She was Latin, and she came up to me after, crying,” Selena explained to the outlet. ”Her kids were so excited, but I noticed the mom, so I gave her a hug and asked, ‘Hey, are you okay?’ And she was like, ‘It’s really incredible for my daughters to see that a Latina woman can be in this position and achieve her dreams, someone who isn’t the typical, you know, blonde with blue eyes.'”