By: Sarah DeNunzio//
Fresh off the heels of this year’s smash “It Ain’t Me” (featuring Kygo) and “Bad Liar,” Selena Gomez has dropped another song, “Fetish,” featuring Gucci Mane. Each of these songs have been progressively different from one another. “It Ain’t Me” featured an EDM beat with a slick guitar melody during the verses, “Bad Liar” sampled the Talking Heads’ hit “Psycho Killer,” and now “Fetish” boasts a sultry, unapologetic pop melody with a rap feature from Gucci Mane.
“Fetish” is a tongue-in-cheek song about someone having a “fetish,” or addiction, to Selena’s love; in the chorus, she sings “You got a fetish for my love/I push you out and you come right back/Don’t see the point in blaming you/If I were you, I’d do me too.” Selena knows this person is hooked on her and she’s playfully agreeing that if she were in their shoes, well, she would be hooked too.
The song is a distinct departure from Selena’s past music. Selena sings the verses in a fast pace and slows it down for the pre-chorus, “I’m not surprised/I sympathize/I can’t deny/Your appetite.” Then the chorus and beat drop together; it’s got the perfect amount of production in the chorus to make it ear candy. I couldn’t get it out of my head the moment I heard the song.
Even Gucci Mane’s verse adds a great flavor to the song. With lines like, “All these rumors bein’ spreaded/Might as well go ‘head and whip it/’Cause they sayin’ we already did it,” coupled with a laugh by Selena afterwards, the listener realizes just how playful and polished “Fetish” really is.
To promote the song, Selena dropped a visual on Spotify and YouTube.
She also dropped a second teaser on her Instagram that might be a potential visual from the upcoming music video.