The saying is, ‘you need to kiss a variety of frogs to discover a prince,’ however Selena Gomez is finished puckering up. A fascinating Selena turns the tables in her new spellbinding video.

Love could be many issues. It may be a recreation. It may be a battlefield. It very nicely might be a chore. It can also the best factor ever. For Selena Gomez and her famous courting historical past, love has been and stays D) the entire above. She will get slightly payback on all these “lifeless ends” in her new video for “Boyfriend.” In the visible, launched Friday (Apr. 10), we see Selena cease by a neighborhood poker recreation to select up a vial of one thing. After donning a trio of attractive outfits, she goes diving into the courting pool. After discovering each the waters and her potential suitors a bit shallows, Selena pulls some “sensible magic” and transforms all these would-be-princes into amphibians. Turns out that poker recreation was really a coven of witches, and Selena is herself a mystical femme fatale. Higher suppose twice earlier than subsequent you swipe-right, otherwise you would possibly find yourself catching flies.

“Boyfriend” is only one of three bonus songs that Selena launched together with the deluxe model of her 2020 album, Uncommon. Nevertheless, it’s the one with essentially the most eye-grabbing title, as a result of beforehand talked about courting historical past. From her storied previous with Justin Bieber to her transient romances with males like Taylor Lautner, Zedd, and The Weeknd, Selena’s standing has made headlines for years. So, it’s no shock that she tried to get forward of the rabble and discuss earlier than dropping a track with such a title. “Lots of you know the way excited I’ve been to launch a track referred to as ‘Boyfriend,’” she posted to her Instagram story on Apr. 6. “It’s a lighthearted track about falling down and getting again up time and time once more in love, but in addition figuring out you don’t want anybody aside from your self to be pleased.”

“We wrote it lengthy earlier than our present disaster,” she added, referring to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. “However within the context of right this moment, I need to be clear {that a} boyfriend is nowhere close to the highest of my checklist of priorities. Similar to the remainder of the world, I’m praying for security, unity, and restoration throughout this pandemic. Due to that, I’m personally donating to the PLUS1 COVID-19 aid fund in addition to donating $1 of each order in my official retailer to the fund beginning now.”

Selena made an identical pledge when she launched the video for “Dance Once more.” Together with a video that noticed her dance round in a white satin costume, Selena included a message by which she stated, “A portion of the proceeds from Dance Once more [branded] merchandise will profit the MusiCares COVID-19 Reduction Fund.”

Her “Boyfriend” is probably not about any particular individual, however followers thought she was referencing her short-lived relationship with The Weeknd on “Memento.” Followers theorized that she reworked his “Name Out My Title” line om the refrain of her new track. “Calling your title, the one language I can converse,” she sings on the refrain, after making references to New York Metropolis (the town the place she and The Weeknd spent most of their 10-month fling.)