Selena Gomez surprised her fans last week when she dropped the demo version of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song, “Lose You To Love Me.”
The ballad was co-written by the 27-year-old “Rare” singer alongside Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and producer and singer-songwriter Finneas, the latter of whom is best known for collaborating alongside his younger sister, Billie Eilish.
The demo version of the track is a more stripped-down version of the ballad, showcasing Gomez’s vocals and powerful emotion.
The previously unheard demo comes just in time for the one-year anniversary of the original song, which was released on October 23, 2019. It served as the lead single from Gomez’s most recent album, Rare, and quickly skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Leading with a ballad was a risky move, but the pop superstar was willing to take the risk. “I knew from the get-go that ‘Lose You to Love Me’ was going to be the bigger song because I just felt it in my heart. I wanted people to take away that this was a journey and that it was completely closed,” the songstress told Rolling Stone. “I don’t want people to see me as just sad and hurt. I didn’t want that anymore. I wanted people to know that I experienced something real and that part of me is over.”
Since the release of Rare back in January, the “Look At Me Now” singer has since dropped a deluxe version of the number one album, which included three new tracks. She has also starred in the HBO Max original series, Selena + Chef, which debuted with a 10-episode first season on the streaming platform. Last month, she teamed up with K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, on their collaboration, “Ice Cream.” She also launched her first beauty brand at the end of August, Rare Beauty, which consists primarily of makeup products.
You can listen to the demo version of “Lose You To Love Me” below, which has already racked up almost 1 million views since it was posted to Gomez’s official YouTube channel.
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