Selena Wants Revenge?

As someone who used to actively seek out music from every genre and location around the globe (but snobbishly, not American pop music), it’s a little depressing that I just listen to whatever’s on FM in the rare car ride nowadays. But if I happen to be awake at 4 in the morning and there’s nothing else on TV, I’ll actually check out MTV during the one hour they actually play music. Recently I saw the video for Selena Gomez’s “Kill ‘Em With Kindness” and heard a little tune that sounded familiar.

What do you think? Do you think the little whistle at the beginning and throughout sounds like She Wants Revenge’s “Someone Must Get Hurt” around 2:40? It shouldn’t be too surprising as Revival is categorized as electropop. Even the synthesizers of “Same Old Love” reminded me of SWR, but I couldn’t place anything as specific.

(Sidenote: TBH, I really hate the message/saying of “kill ’em with kindness.” It’s just so exemplary of a passive or even submissiveness to a broken status quo that tells the abused how to behave rather than tell people not to be assholes. I guess it also shouldn’t be too surprising that when I wanted to post this [amid the more recent Kimye/Tswift drama], Gomez wanted to vehemently say, “Let’s talk about something that fucking matters!!” but conveniently and perhaps hypocritically choose not to.

 

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