With the release of Selena Gomez’s new documentary on Apple TV+, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me, Gomez has started to talk about new music, too. She began by releasing a song to accompany the film about her struggles with her physical and mental health, also called “My Mind and Me.”
“Wanna hear a part to 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.”
“And all of the crashing and burning and breaking, I know now / If somebody sees me like this, then they won’t feel alone now,” she goes on.
The doc follows Gomez as she tries to decide if she should go public with her bipolar diagnosis and her issues with lupus.
rGomez has now said in an Apple TV+ interview with Zane Lowe that she’s working on her third solo studio album, adding she will be “telling stories that people don’t know,” including ones 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, who she dated off-and-on for almost 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 it off with Bieber for good helped her to 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 is all water under the bridge between the former love triangle.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.