Selena Gomez is Good For You

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her vocals on this chorus are crazy, and the way she says 'skin tight' is insane. admittedly: something borrowed, something blue, but also -- something new. bc she actually has a voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TsVjvEkc4s

surm, Sunday, 26 July 2015 16:51 (two years ago) Permalink

this song is phenomenal

nose, Sunday, 26 July 2015 17:14 (two years ago) Permalink

^^

surm, Sunday, 26 July 2015 17:15 (two years ago) Permalink

phenomenal is the word

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 00:14 (one year ago) Permalink

oh look, she's gone all lana del rey

not enough explicit criticism of the male gaze for me tbh - while there's something despairing (and desperate) about the way she sings + the synth drone, it still seems all too besotted with phallocentricity of objectification

absolutely no idea how it is 'phenomenal' - although it is not bad - but perhaps i'm not viewing it through a selena gomez career arc lens

the music is ultimately not exciting enough to befit that word

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 00:27 (one year ago) Permalink

i liked the wibbly bit in the middle

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 00:28 (one year ago) Permalink

i have been informed that the song is, in fact, phenomenal. sorry.

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 00:36 (one year ago) Permalink

informed by whom? socratic daimon?

drash, Monday, 27 July 2015 00:42 (one year ago) Permalink

you could call her that

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 00:46 (one year ago) Permalink

:)

drash, Monday, 27 July 2015 00:49 (one year ago) Permalink

:)

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 01:14 (one year ago) Permalink

listen to it on good headphones.

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 01:14 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i like it more the more i think about it - it is really tragic

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 01:16 (one year ago) Permalink

the production

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 01:18 (one year ago) Permalink

i heard this twice on the radio in the car today, and had no notion it was she…with this and "the heart wants what it wants," she's very much trying to corner the market for dysfunction tunes, huh? I haven't much fucked with Lana del ray…is she all about "you treat me like shit, but I love you" kinda thing?

veronica moser, Monday, 27 July 2015 01:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i've only listened to Lana thru my bf, but her singing voice is p weak.

is the heart wants what it wants good? i need 2 listen

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 02:05 (one year ago) Permalink

there's nobody on the radio who has less presence, who sounds less like they should be singing at any kind of professional level. this song is less horrifying than her others but still pretty bad.

teenage good-ass kinja turtles (some dude), Monday, 27 July 2015 02:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Selena has a bunch of classic songs, but I admit they don't criticize phallocentricity

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 27 July 2015 02:39 (one year ago) Permalink

"Who Says" is the only one i ever thought was decent

teenage good-ass kinja turtles (some dude), Monday, 27 July 2015 03:00 (one year ago) Permalink

i prefer her "i will survive" refix

soyrev, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:01 (one year ago) Permalink

why's everything "cool" of the past six years always all minor key and †dark† anyways

soyrev, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:02 (one year ago) Permalink

i like "come and get it" a lot, even though it's basically a rihanna song (as some dude pointed out, it was written for rihanna: http://www.thefader.com/2015/06/24/songs-written-for-rihanna-that-were-passed-on).

jaymc, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:16 (one year ago) Permalink

her voice on this is really quite a performance - it has the passion and commitment of a true singer, and her icy falsetto/higher register cuts like a knife.

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:19 (one year ago) Permalink

i was confused about A$AP Rocky having a guest credit on this because he's not in the video and i thought he only produced it, but then i heard it on the radio the other day with a verse from him. man he's not much of a rapper at all, huh.

teenage good-ass kinja turtles (some dude), Monday, 27 July 2015 03:39 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i dunno, i haven't really formed an opinion. he's gotten some good girls tho.

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:40 (one year ago) Permalink

this song is indeed good for me

niels, Monday, 27 July 2015 09:27 (one year ago) Permalink

still listen to 'love you like a love song' weekly
this song is p nice

nxd, Monday, 27 July 2015 09:28 (one year ago) Permalink

surm otm itt

regret it? nope. reddit? yep. (Noodle Vague), Monday, 27 July 2015 09:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Man this is lovely and a beautiful vocal performance imo

Classic Man (albvivertine), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

she sounds good, not much of a song though

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:54 (one year ago) Permalink

the song (structure and melody) doesn't really go anywhere but I like her vocals which are heavily processed but still vibrant.
the rap break is pretty bad and pointless, though.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:55 (one year ago) Permalink

she has absolutely no presence on this and the song relies on this fact, it's like rachel stevens

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:55 (one year ago) Permalink

she has more presence on this song than 85% of hot 100 songs i've heard in the past year

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:59 (one year ago) Permalink

and her enunciation on "good" is presence enough for the whole track.

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 14:00 (one year ago) Permalink

she always enunciates like that

idk i don't like this song

dyl, Monday, 27 July 2015 14:38 (one year ago) Permalink

it's not even just her, it's very similar to what miley cyrus does with the verses of wrecking ball

for sale: baby shoes, never worn your ass (katherine), Monday, 27 July 2015 14:48 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm still surprised that a good friend of mine was able to get me into Wrecking Ball. but it's more for the chorus and not the verses

surm, Monday, 27 July 2015 14:51 (one year ago) Permalink

"Wrecking Ball" is an amazing song imo, but yeah i guess the chorus is the killer

regret it? nope. reddit? yep. (Noodle Vague), Monday, 27 July 2015 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

definitely my fav Selena since "Love Song" - it's more convincing without the dead-eyed video imo

List of people who are ready for woe and how we know this (seandalai), Monday, 27 July 2015 21:12 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, my fav since Love Song too

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:15 (one year ago) Permalink

The more I listen to this, the more I like it (except the rap that still sucks and breaks the atmosphere and charm).
the "hmms" in the verses are great.
there's definitely something missing in the construction of the song to make it really great but it's very nice.

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:46 (one year ago) Permalink

The video version's sparer and doesn't have the rap, I think it's prob better

Classic Man (albvivertine), Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:59 (one year ago) Permalink

oh really ? I have to check that then !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:13 (one year ago) Permalink

video is pretty cool. she is v v v pretty. "doin' my hair up real real nice" might be my favorite line

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:57 (one year ago) Permalink

also that white t-shirt is Kate Moss/CK circa 1994 all over again.

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:59 (one year ago) Permalink

OK, the video is nice and this is much better without the rap !
very exotic and sensual (which is a tour de force considering it's a very minimalist electronic track with processed vocals !).
It's a perfect hot summer evening track.
btw it made me think there's no big ubiquitous summer jam this year, is there ? (I mean "get lucky", "blurred lines" big level).

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:18 (one year ago) Permalink

lovin you right now

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:19 (one year ago) Permalink

i put in a good word for it on the summer jamz thread

surm, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:27 (one year ago) Permalink

the idea of a summer jam is primarily music industry horseshit fwiw

welltris (crüt), Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:51 (one year ago) Permalink

the battle of troy line is still a step up from "metaphorical Gin and Juice"

brontosaur, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:42 (two months ago) Permalink

in general it seems like the kind of song that only gets better on multiple listens. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a "Work" level hit, but I don't expect it to happen

brontosaur, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:43 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah definitely

"work" wasn't instant for me either!

dyl, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:46 (two months ago) Permalink

I love it. It's fresh.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:49 (two months ago) Permalink

perfect summer mornings track. it works for me.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:05 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah battle of troy line is lol but I really like the song, her delivery is great

bunny slopes, Friday, 19 May 2017 07:49 (two months ago) Permalink

this is great. it's so nice to hear a new pop song with this sort of light touch. a little space, a little simplicity! thank you!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 May 2017 10:19 (two months ago) Permalink

I really like the song...and her performance too.#selenagomez #BadLiar #psychokiller

— DavidByrne.com (@DBtodomundo) May 18, 2017

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 May 2017 10:20 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah it's nice and will probably grow with more plays but I don't think it has a smash hit potential.
Somehow, it reminds me of Britney's "Piece of me".
and, yeah, her delivery is great.

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 19 May 2017 10:24 (two months ago) Permalink

sounds like... peaches. i love it.

flapp.y, Friday, 19 May 2017 18:54 (two months ago) Permalink

the battle of troy line is still a step up from "metaphorical Gin and Juice"

― brontosaur, Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:42 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

pfft "metaphorical gin and juice" 4ever

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 19 May 2017 18:56 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah i like this

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 19 May 2017 19:52 (two months ago) Permalink

holy shit this is great

piscesx, Friday, 19 May 2017 20:55 (two months ago) Permalink

i hear a resemblance to this iconic pop classic in the verses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oLVB5k3z_M

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 19 May 2017 21:24 (two months ago) Permalink

lol apt comparison!

dyl, Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:43 (two months ago) Permalink

I have never heard that Maria Mena song before. That's great.
*Wonders if ILX has talked about it here before*

Is Maria Mena's "You're The Only One" the new Worst Thing Evah?

Oh.

MarkoP, Saturday, 20 May 2017 16:02 (two months ago) Permalink

maria mena's newer stuff is also good

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:03 (two months ago) Permalink

also this song rules, it's the best carly rae jepsen song carly rae jepsen isn't going to release anymore

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:02 (two months ago) Permalink

am i evil for wanting to hear a big boshy remix? :)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:20 (two months ago) Permalink

i love this song

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 25 May 2017 15:02 (two months ago) Permalink

same

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 02:15 (one month ago) Permalink

same

joshywinty (josh), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 02:52 (one month ago) Permalink

same

austinb, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 02:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Love it as well. Not hearing how this sounds like CRJ at all tho.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 04:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Or do you mean something off her debut? I haven't heard that one.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 04:08 (one month ago) Permalink

less in sound than in lyrics

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 04:47 (one month ago) Permalink

in sound it kinda makes me think of a deroboticized version of something bloodshy & avant would've done with britney

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:11 (one month ago) Permalink

This came on the station my 11-year-old listens to which is otherwise 100% Hailee Steinfeld "Starving" + soundalikes and it really really really stood out (in a good way)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 9 June 2017 18:48 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

ugh i love that David Byrne tweet

surm, Saturday, 8 July 2017 14:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he tweeted it on my birthday!

surm, Saturday, 8 July 2017 14:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Bad Liar video is so goofy.

Roz, Sunday, 9 July 2017 01:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i still have to see it but i got that sense. wait what is this new song she is teasing? Fetish?

surm, Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:19 (one week ago) Permalink

oh it's out! lol

surm, Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:19 (one week ago) Permalink

not surprisingly... i like it a lot <3

surm, Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:23 (one week ago) Permalink

on first listen it sounds alright but a bit generic.

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:37 (one week ago) Permalink

I went back to "good for you" which I hadn't heard in a while. still so... good (but too bad the video version isn't available on spotify).

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:38 (one week ago) Permalink

i just did too last night! STILL that good

surm, Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:42 (one week ago) Permalink

I still don't get that song at all or her generally but "Bad Liar" really is a jam

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:25 (one week ago) Permalink

i have to tell you that her last spread in Vogue was gorgeous

surm, Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:34 (one week ago) Permalink

simon h otm

the middle 8 (sorry) is GLORIOUS

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:10 (one week ago) Permalink

when i first heard it i was liike did not even know what was happening

surm, Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

i love the na na na na na stutter nod to Byrne too

surm, Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Disappointed that Fetish is no good. I'm very done with that pseudo-trap sound altogether.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:18 (one week ago) Permalink

a pop song titled "fetish" could have been so much more conceptually interesting. the chorus is terrible.

dyl, Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:26 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm just gonna listen to remixes of Baby Ford's "Fetish" instead, based on the responses here.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Wise.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:41 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't need her to remake Bad Liar a hundred times from here on out, but I liked that it stood out from what everybody else in her particular sphere is doing. Fetish is like the residue at the bottom of that sphere.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Video inspired by Beckett's 'Not I'? Actually, a young pop star version of Beckett on film would be awesome.

Eallach mhór an duine leisg (dowd), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:46 (one week ago) Permalink

ok listen Fetish is not great but i definitely didn't want her to try and imitate Bad Liar.

i love 'Trust Nobody' so much

surm, Thursday, 13 July 2017 20:15 (one week ago) Permalink

xp ha!

surm, Thursday, 13 July 2017 20:15 (one week ago) Permalink


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