Gomez stopped by KISS FM UK, where she chatted about showing her new material to her superstar BFF. She mentioned the videos for “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now” specifically, noting that playing them for Swift and her family was “one of the coolest experiences.”
In fact, the clips made Swift and her mom, Andrea, cry. “It’s gonna make me cry thinking about it,” Gomez said. “Because it wasn’t just about how great the song was, which is a lot coming from her, it was just that they had been on that journey with me, intimately. And they were crying because of how proud they were for me stepping into a whole new era of my life, and it not involving the horrible things, the abuse, the emotional chaos, it felt like I had a huge sigh of relief.”
“Lose You to Love Me” was widely accepted as a reflection on Gomez’s tumultuous relationship with Justin Bieber, who quickly moved on to his now-wife Hailey Baldwin. “Look at Her Now” is an empowering update, representing coming back and being better than ever.
“To see her and her mom feel that way, it was very sweet,” Gomez continued of Swift’s reaction. “It’s like an older sister and an aunt.”
Watch the interview below.