Contact Us

Selena Gomez, ‘My Dilemma’ – Song Review

Selena Gomez
Hollywood Records

Selena Gomez‘s new song ‘My Dilemma,’ from Selena Gomez and The Scene’s forthcoming album ‘When the Sun Goes Down,’ veers of course a little for the teen queen. It’s more of a sexy, Britney Spears-style than recent songs like ‘Who Says’ — Gomez’s bouncy, effervescent, “love yourself,” positive empowerment anthem that you can’t expunge from your brain no matter how hard you try!

‘My Dilemma’ is as an alternately breathy, vulnerable and dance friendly song. The beats are more than a little synthetic and the song also contains studio-treated vocal parts, namely in the song’s chorus.

“I know what I know / And I know you’re no good for me / I know what I know / And I know it’s not meant to be / Here’s my dilemma / One half of me wants ya / The other half of me / Wants to forget it,” Gomez sings.

It’s the age-old, push ‘n’ pull battle of human nature; The war within one’s self that develops from knowing that something isn’t working, but you keep holding on because you always want what you know you can’t have. Gomez effectively sets the idea that you want to run away to safety, but you can’t help yourself and are too attracted to the thrill of the chase in this frothy, teen-appropriate song.

‘My Dilemma’ ends with Gomez singing “It’s you, it’s you, it’s you,” which makes it feels like there is no resolution to her situation. Kind of like real life, no? Despite the tension in the lyrics, the song boasts an overall upbeat vibe.

Listen to Selena Gomez and the Scene, ‘My Dilemma’

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of PopCrush

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for PopCrush quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!