Selena Gomez is on a musical hot streak. After dropping the sultry mellow bangers “Fetish” and “Bad Liar” this summer, her next track “Wolves” is a collab with EDM artist Marshmello and the anticipation is already crazy high for a very specific reason. Fans think her forthcoming track might be her way of talking about the chronic illness she’s been living with for several years.
The biggest clue? The word “wolf” in Latin is “lupus.”
This was first pointed out by fans in the comment sections of her recent Instagram posts, but it’s accurate. Lupus IS wolf in Latin.
She teased lyrics from the song, “I’ve been running through the jungle, I’ve been crying with the wolves.” Is this a metaphor for living with a chronic illness?
Some fans are also pointing out that the artwork features stars and constellations, and Lupus is the name of a constellation. We don’t think it’s a coincidence that a night sky full of stars and constellations is featured in the single art.
Gomez has kept relatively quiet about her diagnoses after she announced it in 2015. When she opened up about her kidney transplant this summer, she wrote on Instagram, “I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you.” Teen Vogue thinks that “Wolves” might be the “soon” she speaks of.
Fans are currently on standby.
We’ll likely get some answers tomorrow when the song is released.