After teasing her new single with lyrics scrawled in lipstick on Instagram, where she reigns supreme, Selena Gomez has released “Bad Liar.” If it reminds you of the Talking Heads a lot more than you ever thought a Selena Gomez song would, that’s on purpose.
Songwriter Justin Tranter, who worked on the song with Gomez and songwriter Julia Michaels, explained how the Tina Weymouth bassline ended up on the track Variety.
“Selena and Julia are Talking Heads-obsessed. So when we all got together in one room, Julia suggested, ‘Why don’t we just write over the bassline from “Psycho Killer?”‘
It stuck, and apparently, David Byrne gave the song his thumbs up.