Selena Gomez’s Justin Bieber-inspired track ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’ was a huge hit in 2014, but is the Biebs her muse once again on new music that’s to come? Selena’s vocal coach, Stevie Mackey, reveals the truth to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY!
There’s new music on the way from Selena Gomez, 22 — but is Justin Bieber, 21, the inspiration?! HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the singer’s renowned vocal coach, Stevie Mackey, and got the scoop on what’s to come!
“She doesn’t mention him directly,” Stevie explains to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But one could deduce that she is [singing about him]. Most artists sing about their present or past relationships in their music. Selena’s no different.” And considering Justin was such a huge part of her life, it definitely wouldn’t be a surprise if he inspired some of the tracks.
Selena has been hinting at new music for weeks now, but on June 10, she revealed that a new song may be closer than ever! The 22-year-old posted a photo on Instagram of herself with songwriters Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, and included the caption, “From LA, Mexico back to LA. This is a magical team…. #SOON.”
After “The Heart Wants What It Wants” came out at the end of last year, Selena released “I Want You To Know” with her then-boyfriend, Zedd, in early 2015. The song did get pretty big, but the pair broke up shortly after its release, and never promoted it with any live performances — so we’re really getting antsy for some new stuff now!
Stevie also cleared up another important point about Selena’s new music in our interview, regarding speculation that the first new song would be titled “Unbothered.” When he posted a photo of the singer looking super sexy and adding the caption, “Unbothered!!!!” on June 10, and she reposted it, fans questioned whether or not that might be the name of her new track. But we’ve learned that’s not the case!
“That’s not the title of her song,” Stevie revealed. “She just looked content and unbothered, so I put that on my Instagram. I was just showing her love.” It really does seem like Selena’s music is coming VERY soon, so we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to find out what the song really is called!
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— Alyssa Norwin, reporting by Eric Ray Mitchell