Late last year, Selena Gomez came out of nowhere with the release of “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” a song that showcased a marked maturation and evolution in Gomez’s songwriting and performance. With a new album on the way, the former Disney star continues towards a more adult, personal sound on “Good For You,” which features a verse from A$AP Rocky and is also her best song yet.
Instead of conceding to the male gaze, her wish that “I just want to look good for you,” comes with the implication that she’s the one taking inventory over her body, she’s the one who determines whether she “looks good.” Gomez doesn’t seem interested in entertaining the idea of this turning into into a serious relationship either, which is a refreshing twist from many of her previous hits. She’s been burned before, and knows waiting for or anticipating love is a futile exercise. With “Good For You,” Gomez is making sure that no matter what happens next in this relationship, she’ll look good doing it.