Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have had a rocky romance. The on and off – and back on again – relationship that seems to be going nowhere is documented well with “The Heart Wants What It Wants.”
This is the lead single for the Selena Gomez greatest hits album. The video seeks to justify the seemingly insane reconnect with Justin Bieber that the world has seen play out in a very bad way.
It appears to be a therapy of some sorts for Gomez who has always seemed to keep a rather calm and collected mannerism about her decisions to date bad boy Bieber. She has lashed out before in anger to appeal to Bieber to stop all of his bad decisions, but “The Heart Wants What It Wants” reveals something else.
Mike Livak definitely said this is a tearjerker video where Selena Gomez is clearly having a breakdown. She isn’t trying to defend the decision with any rational reasoning. Instead, she simply states that the heart is overpowering the logic of the brain.
Bieber is not in this black and white video, but the song is obviously about him. The introduction in the beginning is a bizarre conversation in which Gomez appears to be rattled with her relationship mishaps.