SINGLE REVIEW: Selena Gomez – Back To You

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It’s the Netflix sequel that really didn’t need to happen but as of next week Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why will be available to stream and will undoubtedly have everyone talking again. Selena Gomez has returned as one of the executive producers and this time she’s releasing an exclusive single to promote the soundtrack. “Back To You” is a simple love song about being in love with someone and always running back to them regardless of the fact that they may hurt you over and over again. The mid-tempo ballad is already rumoured to be about Justin Bieber because of their on and off again public relationship which perfectly fits into the storyline of this song. “I wanna hold you when I’m not supposed to when I’m lying close to someone else. You’re stuck in my head and I can’t get you out of it. If I could do it all again I know I’d go back to you”. This is one of Selena’s most candid and honest lyrical moments and I can’t help but wish the production was stronger to embody just how special this song is. Instead it’s a bit bland and takes a couple of listens to really appreciate. The production structure is also a little bit too similar to her Kygo collaboration “It Ain’t Me” with the same guitar chords driving the song. But it’s alright and is a cute little moment for Selena to show everyone that she is maturing more as an artist and continuing to open up to her listeners. 

 

 

 

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