It is Not About Survival

Fatima Rosas, Managing Editor

Making an astonishing come back after an abrupt hiatus of her tour back in 2013, Selena Gomez is back, and better than ever. Gomez released her new album titled, Revival, on Oct. 9, in which she wrote most of the songs.


The first song of the album titled Revival, starts off with the lines:

“I dive into the future

But I’m blinded by the sun,

I’m reborn in every moment

So who knows what I’ll become.”


Gomez explains through the lyrics her story of survival, and coming back with all her might, fearless of what the future may bring. She has slowly built herself up, piece by piece, after checking herself into a rehab facility back in January of last year, due to being diagnosed with lupus. People created speculations about drug and alcohol abuse, being the reasons of her leave, which happened to be false. Subsequent of her recovery, Gomez let go of her mother as manager making because she wanted to be her own boss and be in control of her career.

“I was diagnosed with [autoimmune disease] lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy.” Gomez told “That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke.”


Gomez gives a vibe of empowerment through this upbeat song. She lets her fans know that it is okay for life to knock you down, as you let the damage restore you into a better version of yourself.


Gomez continues on her road to success, as she announces dates for her 2016 tour Revival and released the official video for her single “Same Old Love,” on Oct.7.