Selena Gomez Seems to Have The Weeknd on the Brain in "Souvenir" — See All the References
Selena Gomez dropped three new songs on the deluxe edition of her Rare album on Thursday. Even though having a boyfriend is "nowhere near the top" of her list of priorities right now, a certain ex seems to be on her brain. In her song "Souvenir," Gomez sings about the thrill of a relationship, and we can't help notice all the subtle references to her whirlwind romance with The Weeknd.
The two dated for nearly a year in 2017, though they split in October 2017 after long distance reportedly played a factor. Following their breakup, The Weeknd released "Call Out My Name," which had Gomez written all over it. Could "Souvenir" be Gomez's response? Based on all The Weeknd references, we think so.
- "New York back in August, tenth floor balcony / Smoke is floating over Jane and Greenwich street." This is perhaps the most telling lyric. Gomez and The Weeknd reportedly got an apartment together in late summer of 2017 in NYC's Greenwich Village. Gomez was filming her project with Woody Allen at the time, so she temporarily moved in with The Weeknd. In August 2017, she also posted an Instagram photo of her cuddled up to The Weeknd on the couch, writing, "Home."
- "Calling your name, the only language I can speak." This seems like a nod to The Weeknd's "Call Out My Name," which is rumored to be about Gomez.
- "Sunset Tower lobby, waiting there for me / In the elevator, fumble for your key." During their relationship, Gomez and The Weeknd were photographed all over LA together. In July 2017, the two were seen on a romantic dinner date at the Sunset Tower Hotel.
- "Opened that Bordeaux from 1993." This may be a stretch, but Bordeaux wine comes from France and Gomez and The Weeknd spent some time together in Europe, specifically Paris, during his Starboy world tour in February 2017.