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.
— Lati ? (@thatheartselena) October 19, 2017
Some fans noticed “Wolves” shared some conspicuous similarities with Selena’s previous work in the “Bad Liar” music video.
— ????? (@seIenasdesires) October 19, 2017
While some poked fun, Selenators had her back when it came to the natural habitat of wolves.
— Gibson Johns (@gibsonoma) October 25, 2017
If selena gomez says wolves run in the jungle then they do bitch https://t.co/r7ZBsJbrcE
— ; (@badsliars) October 25, 2017
Selenators noticed some potential pop culture references in the poster for “Wolves.”
lmao why does Selena Gomez’s cover for ‘wolves’ look like a poster for Mackenzie falls pic.twitter.com/hXcUhNKMAm
— hailey (@maybehaileyj) October 23, 2017
Naturally, Selenators confirmed “Wolves” is a bop.
— Spooky Angel — (@camrianamonie) October 25, 2017
Fans tracked the song’s growing momentum on Apple Music.
— den (@electrasrevival) October 25, 2017
The crying emoji came in handy.
— John Langford (@LangfordJohn21) October 25, 2017
https://t.co/5DjYO5T4Qp SELENA DID THAT OMG, HER VOCALS GETTING BETTER THAT HEAD VOICE THO.. OMG CELINE DION AND MARIAH CAREY ARE SHOOK.
— #ThankYouSistar (@lozvast) October 25, 2017
Watch the visualizer for “Wolves” below.