Oh my god, are we hearing this right? Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez recorded an AMAZING duet beneath all our noses, and we’re totally shocked about this incredible surprise. So are Justin and Selena’s fans, who immediately took to Twitter to absolutely freak over the news!
If you’re a Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez fan, and especially if you’re on Team Jelena, October 17 is always going to be remembered as the amazing day that their super-secret duet “Strong” leaked. So many Beliebers and Selenators hopped on Twitter after the single was discovered, sharing their insanely happy reactions — and total disbelief that this song even exists! Click through to see their tweets! To hear more about Justin Bieber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
So, are Justin and Selena stronger than ever? You can’t blame fans for being a little bit incredulous at the news that the on-again off-again lovers have recorded a song together, especially since every time the other comes up in conversation, they’re pretending there’s nothing going on between them. Maybe this playing coy business was just to throw everyone off their path?
“Strong” dropped on OVO Strong Radio on the night of October 17, with absolutely no fanfare or warning! Not that we’re complaining, though; we’re heard so much amazing music from both Justin and Selena within the past few months, and a duet is a massive, shocking treat for us on top of that! For anyone who thought there wouldn’t be a day when Justin and Selena reunited, they’ve proved you wrong! Well, at least musically, that is.
Strong by Justin Bieber (feat. Selena Gomez)???????????????????
— Ana (@chelanies) October 18, 2015
Yo that Justin and Selena song is FIREEEEEEEE.
— Austin Null (@thenivenulls) October 18, 2015
I'm feeling that new Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez song tho
— Jenny Ramirez (@_JENNYLO) October 18, 2015
— ✿ Demi Lovato ✿ (@CatchinDemetria) October 18, 2015
— sasha vay (@asapsash) October 18, 2015
“Strong” is an incredible, slow, sexy track that really highlights both singers best features — and maybe provides a little commentary about their complicated relationship? Selena starts out by singing about a “lack of communication” (Justin, much?), and the hot as hell track moves toward duet territory as they both talk about “all the love” that they’re giving.
The whole track is about being strong (duh), and sorting out their painful feelings about a hard relationship. Yeah…this sounds familiar, doesn’t it? We definitely had similar reactions to their fans while listening; we were surprised, excited, and a little confused. But oh my god, this is so good! And we’re digging Justin’s falsetto here, by the way.
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— Samantha Wilson