Selena Gomez is paying homage to her Hispanic heritage. The superstar, a Texas native named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, followed in her predecessor’s footsteps by singing in Spanish on her new single “De Una Vez,” out now. “This is the beginning of something I’ve wanted to explore for so long. I hope you love it as much as I do,” Gomez announced on Instagram Thursday.
Gomez’s single was released with an accompanying music video that features the star in a pink floral print dress with a flashing heart that grows and glows on her chest as her broken heart mends over time.
In Spanish, she sings: “It doesn’t hurt like before, the wounds have healed. I’m stronger alone. I have no regrets about the past, time with you cut my wings. I’m cured from you.” While talking about her new single with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Gomez said she’s wanted to create a Spanish project for over a decade because “I’m so, so proud of my heritage.” In fact, Gomez believes she sounds better in Spanish.