When Nick Jonas first released this dizzy, moody track about a drunken hook-up, there was speculation that it alluded to Selena Gomez, whom he reportedly dated in the past. The lyric, "You say I never been good for you. You can't deny I gave it good to you" certainly could
be referencing the Selena Gomez single "Good For You
Some choice favoriting on Twitter of two fan tweets that connected "Area Code" and Gomez added to the gossip. Dropping the song's brooding music video on October 9, 2015, the same day that Gomez released her Revival
album, added further fuel to the fire.
"I like throwing things in that challenge people's thinking, and in some cases make the verses and the song more intriguing to them," Jonas said to Spin
in response to those rumors. "If that's referencing my real life and things that I'm deeply connected to, it's only gonna make their interest more real."