Ready for some new Selena Gomez music? The ‘Rare’ singer helped Trevor Daniel bring some new ‘life’ to a song of his, and the pair made the epic debut with a video shot via IG live!
Never accuse Selena Gomez of being a slacker. 2020 has seen her release an album, raise funds for both COVID-19 relief, lend her platform to Black leaders to raise awareness of systemic racism, start a cooking show, — and she happened to find time to jump on a remix of Trevor Daniel’s “Past Life.” The song, released on June 26, sees Sel sing “Last night was the last night of my past life/Got me here like you can never figure me out/Last night was the last time, was the last time.” The pair also made the debut with an epic lyric video, shot by Instagram live, with their friends — including Sel’s manager Aleen Keshishian and songwriter Finneas — typing out the lyrics in the comments.
In other lyrics, the star openly references her past struggles with depression. “And I don’t wanna sit in all my sadness/I know it’s a habit of mine,” she opened the tune. The remix features Selena and Trevor singing back-and-forth to each other, as the pair attempt to move forward into another phase of life, including a past relationship. Selena and Trevor’s voices sounded absolutely incredible as they sang together on the chorus, and we are definitely hoping to see them perform live together at some point!
“When I heard the song the first time,” Selena said in a Zoom ball with Trevor that she shared ahead of the remix’s release, “I loved that the fact that it was, kind of like a story about all the things we tend to hold onto and the patterns that we have. And I’m very, very, very vocal about my personal experiences. You know, making decisions that aren’t necessarily healthy for me.”
Trevor first hinted that a collab was in the works on June 20. The “Falling” star posed in a mirror selfie wearing a piece of Selena’s merch. “been a min since i posted a pic,” he captioned the shot, and that was all he needed to get people buzzing about a potential Selena feature. A few days later, he confirmed that hype. “Past Life with @selenagomez is out this Friday,” he posted to Instagram. Selena, for her own part, has transformed her Instagram account (with her 181 million followers) into a platform to elevate Black voices. She handed over her account to Black community leaders – in