Selena Gomez’s Sultry New Track Sounds Awfully Familiar

The Queen of Instagram is back – but haven’t we heard this song somewhere before?

Selena Gomez at Cannes.
Selena Gomez At Cannes Image Getty

Selena Gomez has returned to the limelight with a sultry new track and steamy accompanying video involving bondage and all sorts of explicit stuff.

But there’s something awfully familiar about Gomez’s new track, entitled Bad Liar, which appears to have “borrowed” from two other notable musical sources.

Let’s start with the bassline of the track, which is sure to ring a bell with music fans of a certain age.

That’s because it’s been sampled from Talking Heads’ signature 1977 hit Psycho Killer.

Don’t worry though: Gomez made a point of contacting band member Tina Weymouth, who played to classic bass line, for permission to use it.



Weymouth, for her part, was honoured, with Gomez apparently a massive fan of the seminal group.

Justin Tranter, who co-wrote the new track, also revealed to Variety that the song has already got the seal of approval from Talking Heads lead singer.

“He heard it, loved it and approved it. Which was a pretty crazy moment for us. To have David Byrne listed next to our names is just so cool,” he said.

However, that’s not the end of Gomez’s musical pilfering, with the R’n’B starlet also guilty of adopting a rather different vocal styling that’s eerily similar to Regina Spektor.


Spektor, for her part, has so far failed to comment on the similarities but it’s certainly there.

In any case, fans are likely to forget soon enough, with a steamy new video on the way.

Gomez has already previewed a segment of the promo that sees her tied to a bed and is provocative to say the least.

Watch an exclusive #BadLiar Video on @Spotify Now. Link in bio.

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Bad Liar was released on May 18.

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