It looks like the Weeknd isn’t done singing about Selena Gomez and their relationship that ended in October 2017. E! reports that The Weeknd registered a song called “Like Selena” in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers directory. The Weeknd is listed as a writer and performer by his real name, Abel Tesfaye.
The entry making headlines comes as The Weeknd teased on his Instagram yesterday that he is about to release new music. The singer reactivated his Instagram and posted an image captioned, “the fall starts tomorrow night.” This means that within 24 hours, a new song will be out—potentially even the “Like Selena” track, although it’s unclear which song will be released at this point.
The Weeknd has sung about Gomez before on his My Dear Melancholy album. When performing one of the songs live at Coachella, “Call Out Your Name,” The Weeknd cried on stage, hinting even months after that the split still had some effect on him.
The Weeknd dated Gomez from January 2017 to October 2017. Shortly after the two split, Gomez started dating Justin Bieber again. Bieber and Gomez’s romance ended for good in March 2018. The Weeknd started dating his ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid again in 2018, but the two reportedly broke up in August 2019.
When Gomez and The Weeknd ended their relationship, sources blamed it on their differing schedules. When People first reported the split, a source told the outlet, “She and Abel have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship. It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York. That wasn’t easy on them.”
Gomez “always made an effort” to go to The Weeknd’s concerts when she could, but “that played a part in them getting distant. It’s over for now, but they’re still in touch.”