Souvenir

Songfacts®:

  • Selena Gomez gets nostalgic about a past romance as she recalls memories of apartment and hotel hook-ups. Though Selena doesn't identify the lover, there are several clues she is singing of The Weeknd, who she dated between January and October 2017.

    New York back in August, tenth floor balcony
    Smoke is floating over Jane and Greenwich street


    According to several tabloid magazines, the pair temporarily moved into a low-rise luxury apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village.

    Calling your name, the only language I can speak
    Taking my breath, a souvenir that you can keep


    Many Weeknd fans interpreted his 2018 track "Call Out My Name" as a reflection on his breakup with Gomez.

    Sunset Tower lobby, waiting there for me
    In the elevator, fumble for your key


    Tabloids spotted Gomez and The Weeknd leaving Los Angeles' Sunset Tower hotel together on July 28, 2017.
  • Gomez wrote the song with:

    Ian Kirkpatrick, who also produced the track. The Los Angeles-based songwriter's other Gomez productions include the singles "Bad Liar," "Back to You" and "Look at Her Now."

    Songwriter Sean Douglas, who has placements with both pop stars (Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry") and country stars (Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man").

    Los Angeles-based songwriter Madison Love, who also co-penned Rare's title track. Her other credits include G-Eazy & Halsey's "Him & I" and Ava Max's "Sweet But Psycho."

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  • Peter Boy from NzI actually wrote this song... My name's in the instrumental section and is repeated over and over again during the instrumental sections, beginning middle and end... Example "calling your name the only language I can speak ... Giving me chills... Peter Boy...Peter Boy.... Peter Boy" I was surprised they left it in.
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