Video: Selena Gomez Surprises Fans with Empowering Anthem ‘Look at Her Now,’ Says She ‘Dodged a Bullet’ (WATCH AND DOWNLOAD)
Selena Gomez surprises fans with an up-tempo track just 24 hours after releasing her emotional ballad “Lose You to Love You”
Selena Gomez has dropped her second new single of the week with the more upbeat, club-primed song, “Look at Her Now.” This single follows the self-love ballad, “Lose You to Love Me.”
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Co-written by the singer with frequent collaborators Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels and Ian Kirkpatrick, “Look at Her Now” sounds like a Part Two to “Lose You to Love Me.”
After recovering from a bad relationship and learning to love herself, Gomez is ready to move on completely. “She knows she’ll find love/Only if she wants it,” she sings on the bridge after detailing how thankful she is that she escaped her bad past.
“I felt having these two songs released back to back completed the story of how one can rise no matter what challenges life brings,” Gomez said in a statement. “Turning off the noise and living your life on your terms.”
In the video, Gomez performs in flashing neon lights with a crew of backup dancers. At times, she handles the camera on her own, maneuvering it with her as she moves around the room. Like the “Lose You to Love Me” visual, this video was directed by Sophie Muller and shot on iPhone 11 Pro.
Gomez’s most recent album was 2015’s Revival. She has released several one-off singles and videos since. More recently, she has attached her name to various Netflix projects as a producer, including the drama 13 Reasons Why and docuseries Living Undocumented.
Gomez announced the new song on her Instagram, explaining that the track is a “special gift” to her fans.
“And here’s my special gift to all of my ride or dies! I created this with Apple especially for you. Y’all have been through it all with me and I thank you for pushing me to be the best. Look At Her Now is out now. #ShotOniPhone.”
After Gomez released “Lose You to Love Me,” the star received praise from both loved ones (including BFF Taylor Swift!) and her fans for her bravery.
In several verses, she seemingly alludes to her on-again off-again relationship with Bieber. “Set fire to my purpose and I let it burn,” she sings on the emotional song, possibly referencing his 2015 album Purpose.
Then in a later verse, the Gomez sings: “In two months you replaced us like it was easy.” After calling it quits again with Bieber in March 2018, the “Sorry” singer moved on quickly — and publicly — with his now-wife Hailey Baldwin, proposing to the model just months later.
“This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album,” says Gomez — who co-wrote the track — in a statement. “I thought it was important to share the music, as I know many can relate to the fact that the road to self-discovery generally comes through the scars in one’s life.”
“I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself,” she added.
Over the last year, Gomez has been posting videos and photos from the studio on her social media accounts, hinting at a follow-up to her last solo album, Revival, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
“I feel like the next few choices that I’m gonna make are very crucial, so I’m trying to be really, really diligent and just patient with everything,” she told her fans earlier this year. “The album is coming very soon.”
Meanwhile, Gomez shared a message to fans thanking them for their support and offering the new music (Look at Her Now) as a show of gratitude.
“And here’s my special gift to all of my ride or dies! I created this especially for you. Y’all have been through it all with me and I thank you for pushing me to be the best,” Gomez tweeted. “‘Look At Her Now’ is out now.”
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And here’s my special gift to all of my ride or dies! I created this especially for you. Y’all have been through it all with me and I thank you for pushing me to be the best. Look At Her Now is out now. ❤️ https://t.co/aFDgALPxwl #ShotOniPhone #LookAtHerNow pic.twitter.com/cYBrStFt8f
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) October 24, 2019
About Selena Marie Gomez Wiki
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and executive producer. After appearing on the children’s series Barney & Friends (2002–2004), she received wider recognition for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, which aired from 2007 until 2012.
Gomez also starred in the films Another Cinderella Story (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009), Ramona and Beezus (2010), and Monte Carlo (2011).
Thereafter, she focused on more mature roles in Spring Breakers (2012), Getaway (2013), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), and The Dead Don’t Die (2019). She voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise, and serves as an executive producer of the Netflix television drama series 13 Reasons Why (2017–present) and the Netflix documentary series Living Undocumented (2019).
With her former band Selena Gomez & the Scene, she attained the gold certified top-ten albums Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010) and When the Sun Goes Down (2011) on the US Billboard 200, and produced top-thirty songs like “Naturally” and “Love You like a Love Song”.
In 2012, the band went on hiatus, and Gomez focused work on her debut album as a solo artist. The pop and dance influenced Stars Dance (2013) became her first number-one album on the Billboard 200, and included “Come & Get It”, which became her first top-ten entry on the US Billboard Hot 100.
To finish out her contract with Hollywood Records, she released the compilation album For You (2014). It included the single “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, which became her second top-ten entry.
After signing with Interscope Records in late 2014, she released her second studio album, Revival (2015). It became her second consecutive number-one regular album on the Billboard 200, with the highest first week sales of her career.
The album was well-received by music critics, who praised the album’s production and lyrical content. The first three singles, “Good for You” with ASAP Rocky, “Same Old Love”, and “Hands to Myself”, all became top-ten entries on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached number one on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Revival was her first album to achieve platinum status in the US. Since then, she has experimented with different sounds on the singles “Bad Liar” and “Fetish” with Gucci Mane, and has featured on several collaborations, including “We Don’t Talk Anymore” with Charlie Puth, “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo, “Wolves” with Marshmello, and “Taki Taki” with DJ Snake.
In 2017, Billboard reported that Gomez has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide. Gomez has earned numerous awards throughout her career, and was recognized as the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.
She was at one time the most followed individual on Instagram, before being surpassed by athlete Cristiano Ronaldo in October 2018. Gomez’s other ventures include a clothing line, a handbag line, a fragrance line, and a production company named July Moonhead Productions.
She has worked with various charitable organizations and became a UNICEF ambassador at the age of seventeen.
Selena Marie Gomez Early life and career beginnings
Selena Marie Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas on July 22, 1992 to Ricardo Joel Gomez and former stage actress Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett.
Gomez was named after Tejano singer and actress Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, who died in 1995. Her father is of Mexican descent while her mother, who was adopted, has some Italian ancestry.
Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has stated, “My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that’s Catholic, but we don’t really have anything traditional except [that we] go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church.” Gomez’s parents divorced when she was five years old, and she remained with her mother.
Selena has two younger half-sisters: Gracie Elliot Teefey through Amanda and her second husband Brian Teefey, and Victoria “Tori” Gomez through Ricardo and his wife Sara Gomez. She earned her high-school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.
When Gomez was born, her mother was sixteen years old. The family had financial troubles during Gomez’s childhood, with her mother struggling to provide for the pair. At one point, Gomez recalled, they had to search for quarters just to get gas for their car. Her mother later recalled that the two would frequently walk to their local dollar store to purchase spaghetti for dinner.
Gomez stated, “I was frustrated that my parents weren’t together, and never saw the light at the end of the tunnel where my mom was working hard to provide a better life for me. I’m terrified of what I would have become if I’d stayed [in Texas].” She later added that “[My mom] was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility.
Selena Gomez – Lose You To Love Me (Official Video)
She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me.” Gomez had a close relationship with her grandparents as a child, and appeared in various pageants growing up. Her grandparents often took care of her while her parents finished their schooling, and the pair went as far as stating that they “raised her” up until she found success in the entertainment industry.
Gomez first gained an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry watching her mother prepare for stage productions. She began auditioning for various roles, meeting Demi Lovato during an audition for Barney & Friends.
Both Gomez and Lovato were later selected to appear on the series in 2002, with Gomez portraying the character of Gianna. The show was her first experience in acting, with Gomez recalling, “I was very shy when I was little I didn’t know what ‘camera right’ was. I didn’t know what blocking was. I learned everything from Barney.”
Gomez appeared in thirteen episodes of the show between 2002 and 2004, though the show’s producers released her as she was getting “too old” for the series. While working on the series, Gomez had a cameo role in the film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and the made-for-television film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005). Gomez made a guest appearance in a 2006 episode of the Disney series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
2007–2012: Breakthrough with Disney and Selena Gomez & the Scene
Gomez was given a recurring role on the popular Disney Channel series Hannah Montana in 2007, portraying pop star Mikayla.
During this time, Gomez filmed pilot episodes for two potential Disney Channel series; the first, titled Arwin!, a spin-off of the Suite Life series, while the second titled Stevie Sanchez was a spin-off of the series Lizzie McGuire. She later auditioned for a role in the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place, ultimately winning the lead role of Alex Russo.
Upon receiving the role, Gomez and her mother moved to Hollywood, Los Angeles, California; Lovato and her family also moved to Hollywood, hoping to achieve similar success to Gomez.
Wizards of Waverly Place saw Gomez portraying a teenage girl in a family of wizards who own a restaurant in New York. The series quickly became a hit for the network, propelling Gomez to more mainstream success. The series received numerous nominations and awards.
Gomez recorded the theme song for the series, titled “Everything is Not What It Seems”. Gomez later appeared in the music video for the song “Burnin’ Up”, which the Jonas Brothers had recorded and released, and later, she also appeared in an episode of the reality series Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream.