“Boyfriend” by Selena Gomez
According to Selena Gomez’s own words, her song “Boyfriend” is “a lighthearted song”. And in relation to its lyrical content, she has referred it to being about finding oneself “falling down and getting back up” again and again “in love”. However, in doing so, still having at the back of your mind that only you have the power to make yourself truly happy.
Having said the above, Selena quickly went on to stress on the fact that the lyrics of the track don’t really reflect how she’s currently feeling. And why did she need to stress on this? We hear you ask! Now, this is because the song was released in the midst of the global 2020 pandemic (pestilence). According to Selena, she and her team penned this song “long before” the pandemic began. She concluded by saying that currently a boyfriend is nowhere at the top of her priority list.
Facts about “Boyfriend”
In addition to Selena and noted singer and songwriter Julia Michaels, there are four writers credited with writing “Boyfriend”. The other two writers are Justin Tranter and MNEK. The songwriting and production duo known as The Roomates produced this track.
Selena officially released “Boyfriend” on the 9th of April, 2020. She released it along with two other songs from the deluxe version of her bestselling third studio album “Rare”.
This song has the same title as a 2012 hit single by Selena’s former boyfriend Justin Bieber. This initially made many to assume that it was a cover of Bieber’s song.
In a January 2020 interview with Jimmy Fallon on his The Tonight Show, Selena revealed the title of this song for the first time. She then proceeded to tell Fallon that it was one of her favorite songs.
Is this the first time Selena Gomez is working with Julia Michaels?
No. Selena and Michaels have worked together multiple times in the past. Being a highly prolific songwriter, Michaels has penned a number of hits for a number of high profile artists, including Selena Gomez of course. For example, she co-wrote Selena’s hit songs “Bad Liar” and “Lose You To Love Me“.