The Heart Wants What It Wants

By Amber Williams

Selena Gomez released her new video “The Heart Wants What It Wants” last Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. What’s not surprising about the video is that it is about Justin Bieber and the vulnerable state she is now in after their most recent falling out. Gomez and Bieber’s on-and-off relationship has been happening for about four years, and there’s no question that it is time for Gomez to let go of what they had in the past.

The video starts with a dramatic monologue confessing how their relationship does have ups and downs that are uncontrollable. “But then you make me feel crazy because you make me feel like it’s my fault. I was in pain,” cries the heartbroken singer. The signs are there through the lyrics. Gomez knows that Bieber messes with her head and that there are times where she wants to leave, but her feelings for him are overbearing. As she tried to justify this “relationship,” it is clear that she doesn’t plan to let go of the Biebs anytime soon. There are too many good memories, and bad, for her to say goodbye. But, sometimes, goodbye can be what is best.

One noticeable aspect of the video is the filter and the shots of the scenes. The black and white is no coincidence, as they are comparing to the Jelena pictures on Gomez’s Instagram. For example, the club scenes and cuddle sessions have been posted a few times on both accounts. Therefore, it will be assume that this video is a way for Gomez to reach out to Bieber to show him either the good memories he’ll miss with her; or to show him that he has shatter her into pieces.

To watch the video, visit and be the judge on what do you think will happen next with these love birds.

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