The track is definitely a more mature-sounding work for Selena, whose most recent songs have combined a sultry tune. The Norwegian DJ perfectly balances Selena’s soft vocals with increasing intensity of guitar strums and piano notes, Joinfo.com reports with reference to E!Online.
And on Twitter:
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) 16 февраля 2017 г.
Despite the upbeat nature of the beat, Selena’s lyrics narrate a sad story about a relationship that falls apart because of alcoholism. “We were sipping whisky neat / Highest floor, the Bowery / And I was high enough / ‘Somewhere along the lines / We stopped seeing eye to eye / You were staying out all night / And I had enough,” she sings.
“Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning? / Who’s gonna rock you when the sun won’t let you sleep? / Who’s waking up to drive you home when you’re drunk and all alone? / Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning? / It ain’t me.”
This is Selena’s first song in about a year, serving as a follow-up to her collaboration with Charlie Puth “We Don’t Talk Anymore”. “It Ain’t Me” also comes shortly after her boyfriend, The Weeknd, dropped a verse on a Nav’s song “Some Way.”