Selena Gomez lifted a part of the bass line from the Talking Heads’ 1977 hit, Psycho Killer, for her latest hot release, Bad Liar, which she had teased for days on social media sites. Interscope, Gomez’ record label, took the song to David Byrne, the frontman for the Talking Heads and played it for him. Byrne reportedly enjoyed the track very much and gave his permission for the bass line, played in Psycho Killer by Tina Weymouth, the bass player for the Talking Heads, to be used.
According to E! Online, Gomez, 24, has also released a video for Bad Liar, but it is currently just available through Spotify. Gomez, a multitalented sort of young woman, also serves as the executive producer of 13 Reasons Why, for Netflix. Billboard reported that fans of 13 Reasons Why will be pleased to hear that Netflix has ordered a second season of the series, and once again, Gomez will be the executive producer of it.
The bass line for the Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer is a driving one that is very catchy, so it is not that big of a surprise that Gomez wanted to sample it for Bad Liar. David Byrne “wholeheartedly gave his permission,” for Gomez to sample the bass line from the modest 1977 hit, which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978 at 92. Who knows, maybe Bad Liar might help breath new life into the original Talking Heads song, and attract a new audience for it.
Earlier on Wednesday, when Bad Liar, was released through Spotify, Selena Gomez posted the lyrics online, for her millions of fans to check out. There are already rumors going around suggesting who the song might be about, with Justin Bieber being a prime candidate.
However, nowadays, Gomez seems to have gotten past Bieber, and is reportedly very happy dating The Weeknd. When Gomez posted a five-second clip of Bad Liar, in just one day, it received approximately 4.2 million hits. The song has not yet been on the radio yet, but expect it to be there very soon!
In a makeup-free photo Selena Gomez posted late Tuesday night to further promote her new single, Bad Liar, her fans wondered why her wrist was wrapped up in a bandage. Petra Collins, the photographer who took the photo explained on Instagram that Gomez had come “straight from the hospital” to have her picture taken. She was there, Collins said, receiving treatment for her lupus.
Only time will tell if Bad Liar, the latest song released by Selena Gomez’ Interscope record label, sampling of the bass line from Pyscho Killer, will be a big hit. With her the song, It Ain’t Me, a collaborative effort with Kygo, Gomez earned her seventh top 10 single. It is also her 11th top 40 hit in a row.
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By John Samuels
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