Selena Gomez, the renowned pop sensation, has made a triumphant return to the music scene with her latest single “Single Soon,” released on August 25, 2023. As fans eagerly embraced her new track, social media platforms lit up with speculation and analysis of the song’s lyrics and music video, particularly with regard to her past relationships and a potential reference to her ex-boyfriend, The Weeknd.
In the opening verse of “Single Soon,” Gomez sings lines that instantly caught the attention of her keen listeners: “Should I do it on the phone? / Should I leave a little note / In the pocket of his coat? / Maybe I’ll just disappear / I don’t wanna see a tear / And the weekend’s almost here.” The mention of “the weekend” raised eyebrows, as it drew a connection to The Weeknd’s hit song “Save Your Tears.” Fans began to speculate whether Gomez was subtly alluding to her past romantic involvement with The Weeknd.
Adding another layer of intrigue, the music video for “Single Soon” features Gomez writing a Post-It note that reads, “I’m sorry I can’t don’t hate me,” a scene reminiscent of the iconic breakup moment from “Sex and the City.” Observant fans, however, saw this as a potential nod to Gomez’s breakup with The Weeknd, further fueling discussions about the song’s inspiration.
Social media platforms, particularly TikTok and Twitter, buzzed with discussions about the lyrics and video references. Fans dissected each element, trying to decipher if Gomez was shedding light on her past relationships, particularly her split from The Weeknd and subsequent involvement with Justin Bieber. The lyrical connections and visual cues within the music video left fans engaged in a lively debate.
While Gomez herself has remained tight-lipped about the exact inspiration behind “Single Soon,” she did hint that the song marks the beginning of her SG3 era. In an Instagram post, she shared, “Since I’m not quite done with SG3, I wanted to put out a fun little song I wrote a while back that’s perfect for the end of summer.” This revelation excited her loyal fan base, who have eagerly awaited new music from the artist.
The sentiment of the song aligns with Gomez’s recent declaration of embracing the single life. In “Single Soon,” she asserts, “I know I’m a little high maintenance / But I’m worth a try,” reflecting a confidence and self-assuredness that she also conveyed in a TikTok video where she playfully mentioned, “I’m single! I’m just a little high maintenance but I’ll love you so much.” It’s clear that Gomez is channeling her personal experiences and emotions into her music, resonating with fans and sparking widespread discussions about her latest release.