Does anybody know someone in the Southern California area who can tint my car windows pitch black on the cheap? Because I’ve already caused many drivers to suffer secondhand embarrassment while watching me sing and dance to some little pop star’s song and I don’t want to do that to more innocent drivers who may catch me singing and dancing to Selena Gomez’s new song. The drivers of Southern California have been through enough!
Yesterday, Selena Gomez teased a piece of her new single Bad Liar and it was clear she sampled Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer. That made me prematurely raise an angry fist. But the full song was released today and I actually like it. This isn’t the first Selena Gomez song that I’ve liked either. Or the second. God, help me.
There is a majorly thick “Harpo, who dis woman?” vibe floating around the song. First of all, in her single’s artwork, that’s a freshly showered Miley Cyrus lying on a cot in a mental hospital and you can’t tell me otherwise. Second of all, a baby Regina Spektor is singing this song and you also can’t tell me otherwise.
Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, who wrote the song, told Variety that they all love Talking Heads so they decided to use the bassline from Psycho Killers. Selena’s label apparently played the song for David Byrne and he gave it his stamp of approval and also tweeted about it today. Talking Heads’ bass player Tina Weymouth, who created that bassline, also seemed to be okay with it by saying, “It’s good to be appreciated.”
Oh, and I don’t need car tinter recommendations after all. I’ll just hide the embarrassing sight of my sad car dancing by painting my windows with black house paint.