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Selena Gomez may be a bad liar, but she's a great pop star

There is so much to love about Selena Gomez 's new song, Bad Liar: The way the lyrics trip over themselves like a lovestruck teenager; the brazen lift of Talking Heads' Psycho Killer ; the borderline ridiculousness of the lyric: " like the battle of Troy, there's nothing subtle here. " Oh, and the post-chorus hook " all my feelings on fire, guess I'm a bad liar, " is an early contender for pop moment of 2017. Selena has never been a big belter in the vocal department but, like Janet Jackson before her, she's turned that into an asset. This subtle, sultry groove has an whispered intimacy that, say, Adele could never hope to achieve. It's great to have her back.