Selena Gomez Samples Talking Heads’ ‘Psycho Killer’ On New Single ‘Bad Liar’
Written by Sam Murphy on 19th May, 2017
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She’s twisted the bass line from Talking Heads’ 1977 track Psycho Killer, renovating it into a slinky pop track that’s likely to burn up the radio waves.
Gomez had to get the blessing of Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to release the song, but not only did he give his blessing, he also loved it.
“He heard it, loved it and approved it,” Justin Tranter, one of the track’s songwriters told Variety. “Which was a pretty crazy moment for us. To have David Byrne listed next to our names is just so cool.”
Gomez is apparently “Talking Heads-obsessed”, so she would’ve no doubt been very happy to hear that.
Stream the song in full, below.