According to an article published by Hollywood Life on May 25, the latest Justin Bieber song, called "It's Working", seems to be directed straight at his former girlfriend.
"You know exactly what to do to hurt me. It’s working. It’s working," go the lines of the plaintive ballad with a decidedly funky groove. The short clip even manages to be quite artistic, as the lens focuses in on the title of the track, coming into clear view just as the clip ends.
The video snippet shown here was taken from Bieber's Instagram account and cross published to YouTube on his own channel. So, it looks like he's trying to get a message across, whether it's to Selena Gomez or one of the other, many young ladies seen on his arm in the last few months.
In fact, it's hard to pin down exactly who Justin Bieber might be reaching out to, if, indeed, it's any real woman at all. There's still such a thing as artistic license after all.
MTV follows the trail and comes to a similar conclusion about the hidden meaning behind the catchy lyrics of the song.
But, as HL reports rightly, contenders for the honor might also include a bevy of young beauties, including super models in training, Yovanna Ventura and Barbara Palvin.
The on again/off again nature of the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez romance is a natural for any gossip column to cover. But, perhaps it's in the dozens of comments left on the Hollywood Life article that the real meaning emerges.
They're overwhelmingly pro-Selena.
Citing Justin Bieber's recent emergence as a real "bad boy" and not just a wannabe, it seems that, of the two, Selena Gomez is the one who can hold her head high over some less glamorous events in the recent past, even if she wasn't always the perfect angel herself.
In other words, "It's Working."