Selena Gomez has finally revealed what her latest single "Bad Liar" is about, so you can stop over-analysing the lyrics now.
When the song first released less than two weeks ago, Gomez' collaborator and songwriter Justin Tranter explained the lyrics are about "when you first start having feelings for someone, but don’t want to admit it, which turns you into a 'Bad Liar.'"
That provided a major clue: does that mean her song is about her new boyfriend, The Weeknd? Is she singing about what it was like catching feelings for her new man? It seemed likely.
But in a recent interview with Miami's Power 96 radio station, Gomez threw us a curveball: "I actually have had 'Bad Liar' for about a year," she revealed. She and The Weeknd only started dating in early 2017. However, they've apparently "known each other for a while" and first met when they both performed at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2015. If sparks were flying at that encounter, it's still possible she was inspired to write a song after their meeting.
Gomez explained the song in detail:
"It kind of tells a story. It's that feeling when you're obsessed with someone, when you first initially, I always say the 'honeymoon stage,' and I'm a sucker for that feeling. It's the best feeling in the whole world. I think that feeling, you can't get them out of your head, you're willing to want to dress differently, and you want to be differently. It's not what I'm encouraging, it's more about that feeling that you can't keep it cool.
But as the song suggests, the singer doesn't remain subtle when it comes to showing affection.
It's just what I'm feeling at this exact moment, and I don't know how to play it cool. I'm not that girl. I'm very much, 'This is who I am, and this is kind of what you get.' And it's worked out for me so far! I definitely think other girls can relate to that."
Considering Gomez's extreme celebrity status (she's the most-followed user on Instagram with 121 million followers), the smallest PDA can come off as a big deal. "Nowadays I can't even post a picture, it's too much, it lives forever," she said. But it seems that pressure didn't matter when she shared these adorable couple snaps:
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