The 25-year-old singer and actress dropped her new track, "Back to You," on Thursday as part of the season two soundtrack for 13 Reasons Why. The full soundtrack releases on May 18.
Gomez sings about returning to a past love in the song (something she has experience with through her on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber). "You could break my heart in two / But when it heals, it beats for you / I know its forward but it’s true … I know I’d go back to you," she sings. Other lyrics like, "What's the point of hiding... everybody knows we got unfinished business," also appear to relate to her Bieber romance.
A source told ET last month that the pair has cooled off on their relationship, and "both know a serious relationship right now is just too much to take on."
Ahead of the release of "Back to You," Gomez opened up to Zane Lowe in an interview on Beats 1 on Apple Music, where she called the song "special."
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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber 'Know a Serious Relationship Right Now Is Just Too Much to Take On'
"With this song, it's a very special record. I want it to be a beautiful message in a really complicated way, but really fun. But I think that 'Back to You' is more of my special project that I wanted to give to season two," she explained.
As for whether even more Gomez music is on the way, the former Disney star said she's "pacing everything out really well."
"I'm enjoying what I'm doing. And it's funny because I have so many exciting things coming," she shared. "It just feels like it's my time and it's at my pace. I'm not trying to like throw a bunch of music in people's faces until I'm ready."
"I'm super happy. I love people. I take really good care of myself. And yes, it’s just sometimes it's hard, you know?" she said of her health. "You'll never really get over stuff. You kind of just have to get better and better and work on it. It's one step at a time."