Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
Releasing on Friday, “Single Soon” is an energetic dance anthem in which Gomez’s lyrics revolve around the theme of embracing independence and readiness to venture solo.
Selena Gomez is basking in the affection surrounding her latest single. At the age of 31, she unveiled “Single Soon” on Friday, marking her first release since “My Mind & Me,” which coincided with her Apple TV+ documentary’s launch in November.
Taking to Instagram, Gomez commemorated the song’s launch by sharing a monochromatic still from its music video. In the photo, she radiates joy amidst a group of dancers.
Expressing her gratitude, she captioned the post with, “Thank you guys for all the love on Single Soon!!!”. She then delved into the song’s underlying message, describing it as a lighthearted anthem celebrating self-assurance and the ability to revel in one’s own company. Furthermore, she highlighted its infectious danceable quality, adding, “…and it’s also really fun to dance to! 💞.”
The song’s release came shortly after sharp-eyed fans began noticing posters across the U.S. featuring the phrase “Single Soon?” and even stumbled upon a website — illbesinglesoon.com — linked to Gomez’s record label, Interscope Records.
Gomez had been teasing new music since as early as June, sharing a carousel of studio photos on Instagram with the reassuring words, “Don’t worry guys, it’s coming… Even from Paris.”
In a press release addressing “Single Soon,” Gomez conveyed her intention to provide her fans with an enjoyable end-of-summer track, recognizing their patient anticipation for new music.
On Instagram, she expanded on this, sharing that although her upcoming album is still a work in progress, she wished to offer her fans a small token to alleviate the wait. Expressing her sentiments, she explained, “I wanted to release a cheerful, light-hearted song that I penned a while ago, which aligns perfectly with the conclusion of summer.” The actress from “Only Murders in the Building” further shared her reasoning behind the song’s release.
In this spirited anthem of self-empowerment, masterfully produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat, Selena Gomez belts out lyrics that resonate with her newfound strength: “I’m selecting this gown, slipping into these shoes, foreseeing a solo future soon, I’ll be single soon.” Furthermore, she engaged her 10-year-old sister, Gracie Teefey, in the festivities.
In the song’s music video, shared as a preview on Instagram, the introductory scene features Teefey sweetly sharing, “Hi. Love you, sissy. Never worry about boyfriends. At all.”
The video boasts a playful nod to “Sex and the City,” as Gomez leaves behind a sticky note for her partner that conveys her decision to end the relationship. “I’m sorry I can’t. Don’t hate me,” the note reads, mirroring the exact words found on a Post-it left for Carrie Bradshaw (portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker) in a memorable scene from season 6 of the beloved series.
Gomez has been tantalizing her fans with fleeting peeks and suggestive clues about her upcoming album. This album will mark her return since the release of “Rare” in 2020, followed by her Spanish-language EP “Revelación,” which secured a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the 2022 Grammys.
In an earlier interview with Vanity Fair this year, she disclosed that the prevailing theme of her upcoming music is centered on “freedom.”
“I’m currently creating music that delves into my lived experiences,” she explained. “It’s a potent, resolute sound with a distinct pop flavor. The overarching theme is freedom — liberation from relationships and liberation from the shadows.”