World Premiere: Selena Gomez - "Same Old Love" [Audio / Review]
Who doesn’t like surprises? Selena Gomez unexpectedly launched the pre-order of her new album “Revival” this morning (Sept. 10) on iTunes and along with it she released a new song titled “Same Old Love”. “Revival” is out October 9th.
During the recent iHeartRadio Summit, “Same Old Love” was referred as the “next single” from Selena’s new album but neither on the singer’s socials nor in the description area of the “Same Old Love” audio video on YouTube/VEVO this is being called “new single”, and so far it’ just being treated as a “new song”. Truth be told, I pray this ends up being just a “new song”, and not a “new single” because I’m not really that fond of “Same Old Love” after a few listens - might change my mind in a near future, who knows, but my first impression is not positive. Take it as if “Good for You” was a step forward for Selena, and “Same Old Love” is a step back.
“Same Old Love” lasts 3 minutes and 48 songs and was co-written by Benjamin Levin, Ross Golan, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen and Charli XCX.
Selena’s “new song” features a snappy vintage-y electro-pop production and a story where Ms. Gomez says she doesn’t want a “same old love” for her anymore, the kind that breaks your heart, she says.
By the way, yes, that’s co-writer Charli XCX providing a few vocals in “Same Old Love”. Wonder why she’s not credited as a proper collaborator on the song, though?