I love artists when they bear their heart and soul out.
The on and off, Ross and Rachel of the pop world, Justin and Selena.
"In time, ink lines
Bitches couldn't get on my incline
World tours, it's mine
Ten little letters on a big sign
You know I'mma hit 'em with the ether
Buns out, weiner
But I gotta keep an eye out for Selener" - Beauty and a Beat ft. Nicki Minaj.
That was Nicki Minaj rapping in a Justin song, no doubt it was well known that this was going on.
Subsequently, songs like "Sorry" and "What Do You Mean" are all reflections on what is happening at that point.
Selena did release songs.
Her album Revival in 2015 did not have any songs that addresses Justin specifically (maybe Same Old Love?).
She continued to release singles that are collaborations with other artists throughout the years.
Then in 2018, it was reported that they split in March.
6 months later, Justin and Hailey Baldwin obtained a marriage license.
Selena laid low for that year, one song "Back to You" from 13 Reasons Why.
She returned in 2019.
The first single off her 2020 album Rare, released October 23rd 2019...
Lose You To Love Me
"I gave my all and they all know it
Then you tore me down and now it's showing
In two months, you replaced us
Like it was easy
Made me think I deserved it
In the thick of healing, yeah"
In the making of video, she notes:
"I think it's cool to... see what music has been, cause I did this a year ago."
"To love love yeah
To love love yeah
To love yeah"
She released two songs that day, this one looking at the past.
The other called "Look At Her Now", spoke about strength, recovery, a rebirth.
"And now the chapter is closed and done
And now it's goodbye
It's goodbye for us"
These two songs represent a closing statement.
Everything that needed to be said, has been said.
Everything from here onwards, is the rest of Rare.