The 27-year-old singer has been through a lot in recent years, from health battles to her breakup with longtime love Justin Bieber. In her recently-released songs “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look At Her Now,” Gomez reflects on her journey and how far she’s come since her split with the “Boyfriend” star. As she enters a new era with her upcoming album, Rare, Gomez is looking back on the “horrible things” she’s endured in the past.
In a new interview with KISS FM UK, the Disney alum recalls playing her two new songs for her pal and fellow artist, T.Swift, and her parents. Gomez says that playing the music videos for “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look At Her Now” for the Swift family was “one of the coolest experiences.”
Gomez and Swift have been close friends for over a decade, since forming a bond amid their respective relationships with Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas.
“It’s gonna make me cry thinking about it,” Gomez shares in the interview. “Because it wasn’t just about how great the song was, which is a lot coming from her, it was just that they had been on that journey with me, intimately. And they were crying because of how proud they were for me stepping into a whole new era of my life, and it not involving the horrible things, the abuse, the emotional chaos, it felt like I had a huge sigh of relief.”
“It felt great to have people I love see it as that,” the songstress adds.
“Of course she was sad/But now she’s glad she dodged a bullet,” Gomez sings. “Took a few years to soak up the tears/But look at her now, watch her go.”