And now, less than two months after teasing fans about working on a new music, the pop star is back with the piano-driven ballad, Lose You To Love Me.
The heartfelt song's black-and white video, which focuses exclusively on Gomez in varying close-up shots, was recorded entirely on an iPhone.
The former Disney star shared the video on Instagram along with a message to her 158 million followers.
'Thank you all for standing by my side through the highs and lows,' Gomez, 27, began in the caption.
'I couldn't do it without you all and I can't wait to start my next adventure with you. Lose You To Love Me is out now. #ShotOniPhone'
Gomez co-wrote the song with frequent collaborators Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and producers Mattman & Robin.
With lyrics like: 'We'd always go into it blindly / I needed to lose you to find me / This dancing was killing me softly / I needed to hate you to love me, yea,' Gomez reflects on how her relationship with herself took a turn for the better when she ended a toxic relationship.
Sitting alone, the singer appears vulnerable in the opening clips, but by the second verse she looks visibly more comfortable. As the video progresses she drifts between images of happiness, contentment and anger, all while she belts out the ballad.
'To love, love, yea / To love, love, yeah / To love, yeah / I needed to lose you to love me, yea,' she confesses in the chorus.
'This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album,' the 27-year-old star said in a statement as reported by Rolling Stone.
'I thought it was important to share the music, as I know many can relate to the fact that the road to self-discovery generally comes through the scars in one's life. I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself.'
The video was directed by Sophie Muller, whose other credits include Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5, Shakira and Coldplay.
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