Following her 2016 album, Revival, Selena Gomez returns this week with a new single, "Bad Liar," co-written with Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels and Ian Kirkpatrick. Considering Tranter and Michaels are the powerhouse duo behind Gomez's biggest hit to date, "Good For You," it's likely her new material will deliver on immediate hooks, undeniable melodies and thoughtful lyrics reflecting on her recent months in rehab for depression.
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Though little is currently known about the song, Gomez gave a few teasers on Instagram last night, sharing a hazy portrait with a bandage on her wrist, plaster on her arm and yellow band that reads, "RISK," in all caps. Photographed by Gucci model Petra Collins, the stunning voyeuristic image was captured immediately after Gomez returned home from Lupus treatment.
Gomez also dropped a brief snippet of "Bad Liar," which notably features the iconic bass line from Talking Heads' 1977 single, "Psycho Killer." In an interview with Noisey, Tranter called Gomez "the best curator in the business," and this recognizable rock sample is testament to her ambitious genre-bending approach to making pop music.
Listen to the teaser, below, and expect to hear "Bad Liar" in full on Thursday, May 18.