The ‘It Ain’t Me’ singer recently threw her fans on a whim when she released her video to her new single ‘Bad Liar’. Selena Gomez is seen not only playing one or two but four major roles in her latest video; a male teacher, a young student, a flirtatious teacher and of course a suspecting wife. The 60’s themed music video directed by Jesse Peretz, tells the story of a young high school girl who feels out of place. It doesn’t fail to ring a bell, and remind her fans of her hit show 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, Which Gomez was an executive producer too. The video starts off with the teen outcast riding her bicycle to school, when she finally arrives she can’t keep her eyes off her teacher. Later the male and female teacher is seen flirting and telling secrets, however, the teen outcast doesn’t seem to be bothered. She then gets home and we find out the male teacher is possibly her father? We can only assume since the suspecting wife and male teacher are sitting having a casual dinner. The video then shows Gomez dancing around in her bedroom ignoring her mom (like a typical teenager) and throwing herself on her bed, holding on tightly to a polaroid of the flirtatious female teacher. With Selena’s feelings on fire, I guess she’s the bad liar? Based on the narrative of the lyrics to her video, she can’t hide her attraction to someone… but who?
With Gomez having the largest social media following on Instagram being at 122 million followers and averaging 3-4 million likes per picture, she has a lot to prove, and to this day this has been the 24-year old’s most inventive and memorable music video! She also didn’t fail to keep fans on edge as she teased a preview of her new song ‘Fetish” at the end of her video. Many wonder what was the driving force behind the inspiration for her video? The singer hasn’t revealed that yet, but she did say,
“‘Bad Liar’ kind of tells a story of that feeling when you’re obsessed with someone when you are in the ‘honeymoon phase,’ I like to say,” she explained, “I’m a sucker for that feeling.” Could she be talking about current boyfriend The Weeknd or Ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber? Who knows but we can all relate.