Olivia Harvey
October 18, 2019 11:20 am

Update, October 18th, 2:15 p.m. EDT: Sound the alarm because Selena Gomez is officially dropping a new album. Even better? It’s coming next week. Yes, you heard that right.

The singer, actress, and producer made the announcement today, October 18th, on Instagram that Lose You to Love Me will drop October 23rd. We’re freaking out. The post included what seems to be the black-and-white cover art of the album, plus the caption, “I needed to lose you to love me.”

This will be her first studio album since 2015’s Revival.

Back in June, Gomez revealed that she had completed the album but didn’t give any further details, except some ideas on the sounds we could expect. Lose You to Love Me should have all the pop sounds that we expect from the artist, but with some more “soulful” and even acoustic guitar tracks.

We’ll be listening to all our favorite Gomez songs as we impatiently wait out the next five days.

Original post: June 12th: Selena Gomez has been teasing fans with the promise of a new album since 2017. Two years ago she dropped mega-hits “Fetish” and “Bad Liar.” Then in 2018, she released “Back To You”—another hit. We’ve been chomping at the bit waiting for her next album, and thankfully, she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 11th to confirm that it’s finally complete. Yes, we’re screaming.

When Fallon asked if Gomez was working on a new album, she responded, “I’m actually done.”

And she’s not kidding: These past few years have been tumultuous for Gomez, to say the least. She went through a kidney transplant, mental wellness issues, and two breakups (one with The Weeknd, the other with Justin Bieber). She also executive produced Netflix’s hit drama series 13 Reasons Why.

We can understand why Gomez feels relieved to finally translate all those emotions into music.

As far as style goes, Gomez confirmed that it has a similar pop vibe to most of her music. But she experimented more with electric and acoustic guitar, and “soulful tracks underneath things.”

With so much emotion packed into a single album, we know that we’re going to feel some things upon first listen. Selena, the album drop cannot come soon enough.