“I don’t wanna sit in all my sadness / I know it’s a habit of mine…“
Selena Gomez is providing her loyal Selenators with a glimpse into a different side of herself – namely, her internal organs.
If you’ve not been keeping up with the latest musical moves of the Rare chanteuse while in quarantine, Selena’s hopped on a remix of singer-songwriter Trevor Daniel‘s Finneas-produced “Past Life,” which was originally released as a single back in March.
Trevor, if unacquainted, went immensely viral over the past year or so with a song called “Falling” – even if you think you don’t know it, if you’ve spent any time at all on TikTok, give that a listen – you absolutely know it.
The guitar-led, moody jam suits the spirit of Selena’s introspective, A Little More Personal (Raw) vibe as of late. And with the addition of the Stars Dance superstar, Trevor’s song has since climbed into the Billboard Hot 100.
“When I heard the song the first time, I loved the fact that it was kind of like a story about all the things that we tend to hold onto and the patterns that we have. And I’m very, very vocal about my personal experiences making decisions that maybe aren’t necessarily healthy for me,” Selena explained of hopping on “Past Life” during a live chat in June.
“Last night was the last night of my past life, got me here like you could never figure me out…”
Accordingly, the duo’s just dropped an accompanying music video on Tuesday (July 14), and it’s a mixture of quarantine FaceTime loneliness and…body horror?
As someone who avoids looking into those 10X pore-magnifying mirrors at all costs, this was somewhat of a Magic School Bus-style nightmare for me, as we take a trip through Selegend and Trevor’s skin, eyes, lashes and overall biological-turned-geographical makeup – not that SelGo isn’t stunning inside and out, of course. (Yes mama, those skin cells are a serve, etc.)
The juxtaposition of the hills and valleys of nature and various body parts is undeniably trippy, and even unsettling at times – I suppose this gives new meaning to “your body is a wonderland.” Or maybe she just wanted to give us a tour of the canvas she uses for Rare Beauty.
It’s all very… 👁👄👁.
Regardless, I have to give props to Selena for agreeing to such a weird, extremely up-close-and-personal concept – and that tearful ending is a nice touch from the singer who is no stranger to staying vulnerable (REFERENCE). And hey, at least we know for sure now that she’s not cake.
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