Selenators are collectively freaking out because their fave dropped a song straight from her archives titled “Feel Me.” The track is from the Rare vinyl edition that she debuted during her Revival Tour back in 2016.
“Feel Me” deals with Selena Gomez’s on-and-off again relationship with Justin Bieber. Even Selena Gomez said so herself! “I’m so exhausted. I honestly am so done,” she told W magazine in February 2016. “I care about his [Justin’s] health and well-being. But I can’t do it anymore.”
It was a rocky period of time for everyone involved. Justin and his now-wife, Hailey Baldwin, confirmed their relationship in January 2016 and broke up later that spring. Shortly after, Bieber invited Selena to a Purpose concert that March and posted a throwback picture of them together on Instagram. Two months later Selena Gomez debuted “Feel Me” in concert and said, “One night, I was really irritated and I wrote this whole song.”
“Feel Me” deals with Selena wishing Justin would think of her while he dated Hailey Baldwin and his other ex Sofia Richie. “Every time your lips touch another / I want you to feel me./Won’t be caught up in the middle / Of your highs and your lows / Baby, long as you’re not with me / You’ll always be alone.”
According to Selena, she initially chose to leave “Feel Me” off of Rare because “that song was from when I was in a different place and doesn’t fit with where I am right now.”