Selena Gomez seems to be in a happy space—on the work front and off it. But, it is evident that Gomez had a lot of internal work and healing to do before getting to this point. Her new break-up anthem, “Lose You to Love Me” testifies the same. Though the 27-year-old singer hasn’t dropped names, insiders believe that the break-up ballad was penned keeping her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, in mind.

In an interview with Sirius XM, Gomez revealed that a lot of “pain” fueled the idea behind this song. Gomez dated Bieber for eight long years before they called it quits in March 2018.

“I wrote ‘Lose You To Love Me’ at the beginning of the year,” Gomez said. “We were in L.A. and I was just going to go in the studio for a session, I wasn’t quite sure what was going to come of it, and within two hours, even an hour, we basically wrapped up the song. I mean a lot of pain went behind the song but it ended up being something that is beautiful. I think my new work is very different than some of the last singles and records I’ve put out, not in any way, different, it’s just, I’ve continuously grown up and so there are different directions and I’m still figuring out sometimes kind of where I want to go, it’s always, never one way, but it’s exciting to try new things,” she added.

Gomez is, currently, on a press tour for the promotions of her new music. Recently, the singer made it known that she would want Bieber to give her new track a listen.

Gomez also opined that her intentions are never evil and, though it may appear to be snappy at the first instance, they are pretty genuine. She also expressed that, when she’s left with no room to say what she feels, she turns it into an art.

While it’s certain that things are yet to completely settle between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, it looks like the former has his sights set on his new life with wife Hailey Bieber. The Biebers are busy focusing on their future plans. As for Gomez’s new track, Justin has yet to comment.

Selena Gomez Selena Gomez speaks onstage at WE Day California at The Forum on April 25, 2019 in Inglewood, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images