Selena Gomez’s “De Una Vez” Lyrics Meaning

The title of this song (“De Una Vez”) translates from Spanish into English as “at once”.  And the intended purpose of the lyrics are to point to the idea of Selena Gomez being liberated from some of the issues which have darkened her past. More specifically, it would appear what she is actually recuperating from is a toxic romantic relationship.  And even going further into the matter at hand, whereas she was once heartbroken, the vocalist has now built up sort of a resiliency to emotional pain. And the title of the track alludes to her finally and conclusively reaching said state. However, at the same time, it is also quite obvious that the way her ex mistreated her is still on her mind.

Facts about “De Una Vez”

Interscope Records made this song public on the 14th day of January 2021. It was written by Selena Gomez in conjunction with six other writers, including two of the track’s producers, Jota Rose and Tainy. And the track’s other two producers are Neon16 and Albert Hype.

Below are the four other writers who contributed to the writing of “De Una Vez”:

  • Ivanni Rodriguez
  • Kris Floyd
  • Elena Rose
  • Alejandro Borrero

This song is noted as being the first solo track which Selena Gomez has ever released in Spanish. She has stated that effectively dropping a song in said language proved to be quite challenging. Yet at the same time she was “proud [to embrace her] heritage”. It should be noted that the songstress’s patrilineal ancestry descends from Spanish-speaking Mexico. Moreover there is also a hint in the music video to “De Una Vez”, which was directed by Adrian Perez and Tania Verduzco (collectively known as Los Perez), that a second Spanish-language track from Gomez may be forthcoming.

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