The Weeknd is raising eyebrows with his new song title.
According to music publishing organizations ASCAP and BMI, the singer recently registered a track titled “Like Selena,” produced by Abe Arnold. The title has fans wondering if it’s about The Weeknd’s ex, Selena Gomez.
A track called “Like Selena” has been registered on ASCAP and BMI by The Weeknd (Selena's ex) with Abe Arnold. Remembering that The Weeknd has a song where he says “Like Selena (Quintanilla)” but the composers are The Billnd, Ben Billions, Doc McKinney, Belly & Lana Del Rey. pic.twitter.com/xRTSo86rmA
— Selena Charts Brasil (@selenachartsbr) November 24, 2019
The couple dated for 10 months in 2017 before they split in October of that year. This wouldn’t be the first time The Weeknd has addressed his ex in his music. In March 2018, he released the single “Call Out My Name,” which many speculate is about Gomez.
“I almost cut a piece of myself for your life,” he sings on the My Dear Melancholy, track. Gomez underwent a kidney transplant in the summer of 2017.
He previously sang about another Selena, presumably the late Selena Quintanilla, on his 2016 hit “Party Monster,” whose lyrics include: “Like Selena, ass shaped like Selena.”
The Weeknd will reportedly release two new tracks tonight titled “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.” On Monday, he returned to social media to announce that new music was imminent. “The fall starts tomorrow night,” he tweeted.