Selena Gomez shared her new single "Bad Liar" late yesterday (May 17), with many listeners remarking that the opening bass lick bears a striking resemblance to Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer." But before the rockists inevitably come raging, it's worth noting that bandleader David Byrne gave the single the thumbs-up.
As Billboard reports, Gomez and her label team at Interscope played the track for Byrne who, as a source tells the publication, liked it so much he okayed the similar four-string pattern. A spokesperson for Byrne said he liked the song and "wholeheartedly gave his permission" for Gomez to move forward with the release.
You can listen to "Bad Liar" below, where you'll also find Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer" just to refresh your memory.
Meanwhile, Byrne has some musical projects of his own on the go, including a new solo LP and a collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never.
Pick up a copy of Selena Gomez' Revival on limited edition red vinyl here.