Selena Gomez is known for a lot of things. She is most notably recognized for her starring role as Alex Russo on the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place. She also played Mary Santiago in Another Cinderella Story and Faith in Spring Breakers. She’s had a strong music career as well as many friendships and relationships that keep her in the press. Lately, Gomez has been making headlines for the release of her ultra-personal and real documentary My Mind and Me.
The road to success has not been an easy one for Gomez who also holds the titles of beauty mogul and philanthropist. She has Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease and bipolar disorder. The diagnosis came in 2014 and 2019 respectively. She has also faced plenty of backlash and hate in the press causing her mental health to struggle even more.
Selena speaks through song
Selena is open about her mental health, often speaking through her music. Some examples of this are “Who Says”, “Hit The Lights”, and “Kill ‘Em With Kindness”. However, it wasn’t until 2019 that the public really got a candid look at the singers struggles. With the release of “Lose You To Love Me” Selena was the most honest she had ever been.
Her attendance at a mental health benefit in 2019 left the singer/songwriter feeling inspired. “I texted Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter and said, “I think I’m ready to just say I’m sad,”” She explained in her documentary “My Mind and Me”. “We wrote the song [“Lose You To Love Me”] in 45 minutes. The fastest song I’ve ever written.”
My Mind and Me
In September, Gomez announced the release of her documentary “My Mind & Me” a project that was six years in the making. The documentary premiered on November 4th on Apple TV+ and took the viewers inside Gomez’s life. This included all aspects of her life even hard times. The documentary shows a side of Gomez that the public have not been privy to. Moments where she is struggling mentally, emotionally, and even physically. It was an honest portrayal of what it’s like for her to live with Lupus & Bipolar Disorder.
Accompanying “My Mind and Me” the documentary came “My Mind and Me” the song. This song speaks to the struggle that Gomez and many others with bipolar disorder face every day. “My mind and me/We don’t get along sometimes and it/Gets hard to breathe/But I wouldn’t change my life” This song came out on November 3rd, the day before the documentary release.
The emotional and honest ballad has done extremely well in its first week out. A solo song has not been released by the singer since her Spanish EP Revelacion in 2021. The song is currently playing on over 110 pop radio stations and has over 10 million streams on Spotify. The official lyric video has amassed over 5.7 million views on YouTube.
Have you listened to “My Mind and Me” or watched the documentary? Let us know what you think!