It’s been a whirlwind of months for Selena Gomez, who has spoken up about her ongoing struggles with mental health. Now, she’s channeling those problems with music and owning it. The singer, 26, just collaborated with Julia Michaels in a new track called “Anxiety” — a tell-it-like-it-is kind of anthem.
The song focuses on the internal battles one faces from everyday relationships to attending social events. Julia starts off singing, until Selena joins in on the 1:14 minute mark and basically says her main issue is asking for help. “Always wanted to be one of those people in the room/ That says something and everyone puts their hand up/ Like, ‘If you’re sad put your hand up/ If you hate someone, put your hand up/ If you’re scared, put your hand up,'” she sings in the tune’s second verse. We totally get it. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable is no joke.
She then goes off to sing the pre-chorus, which is the same as Julia’s version, except the actress adds her own little twist at the end. “Feel like I’m always apologizing for feeling/ Like I’m out of my mind when I’m doing just fine/ And my exes all say that I’m hard to deal with/ And I admit, it’s true,” she sings, laughing in the last part. We’re here for her living her truth.
In October 2018, the “Come and Get It” singer had a mental breakdown, which led her to take some time away from the spotlight and go to rehab. Since leaving the facility, she’s been seen going on hikes. To prevent her from relapsing, Selena reportedly hired help. “Selena has a life coach with her at all times now. It is not like a sober coach because Selena’s issues are much greater than just alcohol,” a source revealed to Radar.
It looks like she’s doing a lot better now. Good for you, girl!