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We were told that the tapes were only the beginning at the end of Season 1 of 13 Reasons Why and it looks like executive producer Selena Gomez isn’t done with the shocking drama either. The pop star, who is once again involved with the second season of the adaptation of Jay Asher’s YA novel, has just dropped her new song “Back To You” for the second season of 13 Reasons Why, which premieres this month.
The sombre pop track is one of Gomez’s best singles in years and speculated to be about Gomez’s relationship with on-again, off-again ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Gomez spoke to Beats 1 Radio host Zane Lowe on Thursday and said the song was a special project she wanted specifically for the upcoming season of 13 Reasons Why. “With this song it’s a very special record,” said Gomez. “I want it to be a beautiful message in a really complicated way but really fun. But I think that ‘Back To You’ is more of my special project that I wanted to give to Season 2.”
While speaking with Lowe, Gomez also confirmed that she has many songs ready for a new album, but doesn’t have a plan in mind in terms of when she’ll release her follow up to Revival or what exactly it will look and sound like. “It’s just a timing and a feeling for me. I definitely need to think more with my head and less with my heart but I always do end up listening to my heart,” said Gomez. “So what I’ve been working on is a lot of like personal things and I’m stoked about it. Like you know opportunities to help people which is great but in general I’ve not stopped recording. I have I have visuals for what I picture the songs to be and I’m excited. I like being a little mundane when I’m not doing anything because then I get to just be myself for a second.”
Gomez doesn’t appear in the upcoming season 13 Reasons Why, instead continuing her role as executive producer. The first season of the hugely popular series chronicled the life and death of high school student Hannah Baker, who took her own life after being subjected to bullying. In Season 2, the show explores the ramifications of Baker’s death, as well as the new information learned from tapes she left explaining why she took her own life.
This is the second song Gomez has recorded for the series, taking on Yazoo’s 1982 track “Only You” for Season 1.
The new season will include place cards at the beginning of each episode informing viewers that the show may not be suitable for everyone. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression or thoughts of suicide, there are many ways to get help. Head here to find resources close to you.