Selena Gomez’s New Single "Bad Liar" Already Has David Byrne’s Approval

Selena Gomez has been teasing her new single, “Bad Liar,” for 5 days now—ever given she posted 3 puzzling Instagrams featuring windows blinds with “Bad Liar” scrawled opposite a picture in what looks like red lipstick. The subsequent day, another 3 images appeared: a cover art for a new track, and a date, May 18. Then she started posting lyrics, afterwards small snippets of songs—and that’s when her fans started to comprehend “Bad Liar” sounds a whole lot like a Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer.”

The new lane debuted Thursday, and indeed, it shares that expansive thumbed drum line that distinguishes “Psycho Killer”—because they’re indeed a same drum line, yet “Bad Liar” is reversed down a few notes.

“Selena and Julia are Talking Heads-obsessed,” co-writer Justin Tranter told Variety, referring to Gomez and songwriter Julia Michaels. They motionless to play a drum line from “Psycho Killer” and write a new strain over a top. Thus “Bad Liar” was born. The lane is a sonic depart for Gomez, a sparse, minimal singular that showcases her voice and lyrics over a elementary ’70s-era drum and a syncopated clapping rhythm. Lyrically, “Bad Liar” takes a candid, quotidian tone—”I was walking down a travel a other day, perplexing to confuse myself, though afterwards we see your face—oh, wait, that’s someone else,” she sings—and Gomez’s voice, roughly a sing-song vocalization voice, flits over a top, relating in tone. While her prior singular progressing this year was Kygo’s pleasant residence lane “It Ain’t Me,” here, Gomez showcases a new solo sound.

Gomez and her songwriting partners proceeded with a blessing of Talking Heads frontman David Byrne himself. After a lane had come together, Warner/Chappell Publishing, to that Gomez, Tranter, and Michaels are all signed, played it for Byrne—who lent them his support.

“He listened it, desired it and authorized it,” Tranter told Variety. Byrne’s group reliable this, according to Billboard, that reported he “wholeheartedly gave his permission.” Byrne after took to Twitter to echo his support—”I unequivocally like a song…and her opening too,” he wrote, adding hashtags #badliar and #psychokiller. What improved sign of capitulation for a Talking Heads fan than a byline alongside Byrne himself?

Behind a scenes of Selena Gomez’s Mar 2016 cover shoot:

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