A demo version of Selena Gomez’s ‘Same Old Love’ by Rihanna was leaked in the last week of May 2019. The song was released in 2015, and was a part of the album ‘Revival’. The song was written by Ross Golan and Charli XCX, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Benny Blanco, and Tor Erik Hermansen. But, the Barbadian singer, Rihanna tweeted a teaser of the song in 2014 on Twitter. She wrote in her tweet: “I’m so sick o dat same ol love #barz.” But, a year after, Selena came out with the song. And now after five years, a clip of Rihanna singing the song got leaked last month which drove everyone on the internet crazy.
I’m so sick o dat same ol love #barz
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 26, 2014
After the release, many debates rose after the song, ‘Same Old Love’ dropped in 2015. Many said that the songwriters and the lyricists took inspiration from the tweet, and some said that the song was actually supposed to be sung by Rihanna initially. The controversies somehow faded out but the leaked demo brought it back. As per Genius, Charli XCX stated that the song was written at the beginning of the year 2015. She also said that the song with the same idea was supposed to come out as a different version by Rihanna but it didn’t. She also praised her album ‘Anti’ which was also released that year. But, Selena after hearing the lyrics, was deeply into it.
The fans went just insane after getting to hear Rihanna singing ‘Same Old Love.’ Many opted to love Rihanna’s voice more but some fans stated that Selena was better with it. Fans started their opinion on social media. But later the clip of Rihanna’s Demo of Selena’s song was removed from the internet.
Original songs by Selena Gomez
Demo by Rihanna