Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar” stands out on the charts by doing things a little differently: it’s a subtle, at times even awkward, summer surprise. Breaking down this pop morsel reveals it has teeth, though—and not just because it borrows a bass line from the Talking Heads’ macabre “Psycho Killer.” This is a fun one. Come along for the ride.
• Selena Gomez – Bad Liar
• Julia Michaels – Issues
• Selena Gomez – Same Old Love
• Talking Heads – Psycho Killer