Look at Her Now

Album: Rare (2019)
Charted: 26 27
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This song, which tells the story of a breakup, was dropped by Selena Gomez the day after "Lose You to Love Me" was released. Both tracks are about moving on after a turbulent relationship. However, while the first single is vulnerable and emotional, "Look at Her Now" is a more sweet, upbeat number that celebrates the singer's post-heartbreak bounce-back.

    Said Gomez: "I felt having these two songs released back to back completed the story of how one can rise no matter what challenges life brings. Turning off the noise and living your life on your terms."
  • Selena Gomez wrote both songs with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. "Look At Her Now" (but not "Lose You to Love Me") was produced by Ian Kirkpatrick. The Los Angeles-based songwriter previously collaborated with Gomez on her "Bad Liar" and "Back to You" singles.
  • Speaking to Sirius XM's Hits 1 hosts Tony Fly and Symon, Gomez explained that this song is as much of a catharsis as "Lose You to Love Me," but in a different way.

    "Basically the whole song is telling a story," she said of "Look at Her Now." "And it's just always about kind of redeeming yourself and making sure that you acknowledge that you kind of mess up and you go through your stuff but you can always come out of it just feeling like a boss."
  • Gomez said she recorded this song as a thank you to her fans. "My ride-or-dies that have been with me for years, they've seen everything and they've been a part of my life," she explained. "And social media amplifies your connection with people, so I actually feel way closer to them than I've ever been before. So I wanted them to know that I was OK. You know, I wanted to release that moment with 'Lose You To Love Me' but this was more like, 'I'm actually proud of myself and I'm so grateful for you guys.'"
  • Speaking to radio show host Zach Sang about the song, Gomez said: "I'm talking to every girl that's felt what I felt. You know that moment when you just kind of reach that point and you just want to be like, 'Actually, I'm actually good. And I feel good.' That's what it felt like for me."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Name the Character in the Song

Name the Character in the SongMusic Quiz

With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?

Phone Booth Songs

Phone Booth SongsSong Writing

Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of EvanescenceSongwriter Interviews

The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And HellSongwriter Interviews

Guitarist Tony Iommi on the "Iron Man" riff, the definitive Black Sabbath song, and how Ozzy and Dio compared as songwriters.