Things are looking up for Miss Selena Gomez following the news that she had to put her career aside after the release of “Bad Liar” and “Fetish” to get a kidney transplant due to her lupus diagnosis. She’s ready to get back into the music side of things!
Selena‘s latest release, “Wolves” with Marshmello — her first release she since underwent surgery — is a welcome return that basically picks up where her Kygo collaboration, “It Ain’t Me,” left off. Kicking off with dreamy guitar melodies, the Stars Dance songstress softly lays down the actions she had to undertake to achieve the love of her special someone.
“I’ve been running through the jungle/ I’ve been running with the wolves/ To get to you, to get to you/ I’ve been down the darkest alleys/ Saw the dark side of the moon/ To get to you, to get to you,” she howls on the singalong-friendly hook (again, very similar to “It Ain’t Me“). “I’ve looked for love in every stranger/ Took too much to ease the anger/ All for you, yeah, all for you/ I’ve been running through the jungle/ I’ve been crying with the wolves/ To get to you, to get to you, to get to you.” And then… yeah, beat drop.
Despite it’s hardly revolutionary production, the song is quite captivating in the way Selena sings it and within its gloomy lyrical content. It gets the job done. What do you guys think?
“This was a song that I heard in Japan for the first time, and I was talking to Andrew Watt who is one of the writers I worked with for years, and he actually just played me a rough version and I thought it was really beautiful,” Selena told Beats1. “He sent it to Marshmello and created a really cool tone and a story with it, and the song is very beautiful and personal and the lyrics just have a whole story of its own. Weirdly, at the same time I was working on it in Japan, I was going through stuff, too, so it’s mirrored everything.”