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Fans React to Selena Gomez's New Song, 'Wolves'

Selena Gomez just dropped her latest single, “Wolves,” and it’s a moody track that explores personal issues.

After the superstar opened up about her struggles with lupus, fans speculated that the song would be about the disease -- given that the Latin word “lupus” means “wolf.” It’s unclear if that's exactly the case, but her lyrics seem to delve into themes of love and loss.

Marshmello’s influence can be heard in the song through subtle trap elements, like the triple high hats buzzing beneath the smoky atmosphere. The DJ made his breakthrough last year when “Alone” landed at No. 60 on the Hot 100, and he’s since collaborated with big names like EXO’s Chanyeol, Noah Cyrus and Khalid.

Of course, Gomez’s passionate fandom, called Selenators, had a lot to say about the new song. Here are some of the best reactions Billboard found on Twitter.

Selenators were excited to join forces with Marshmello’s fandom, Mellogang.

Some fans noticed “Wolves” shared some conspicuous similarities with Selena’s previous work in the “Bad Liar” music video.

While some poked fun, Selenators had her back when it came to the natural habitat of wolves.

Selenators noticed some potential pop culture references in the poster for “Wolves.”

Naturally, Selenators confirmed “Wolves” is a bop.

Fans tracked the song’s growing momentum on Apple Music.

The crying emoji came in handy.

And one brave Selenator compared her vocal quality to Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.

Watch the visualizer for “Wolves” below.