Same Ol' Mistakes

Songfacts®:

  • This is a cover version of Tame Impala's 2015 track "New Person, Same Old Mistakes." Rihanna stays true to the original's concept of self-reflection and makes it her own by interpreting the lyrics as a rejection of the criticism for the stylistic change that she's undertaken on Anti.
  • Rihanna adds 30 seconds to the original's running time, making it 6:37. The entire album lasts 43 minutes, so nearly 15 percent of Anti is a Tame Impala cover.
  • Tame Impala is the project of Kevin Parker, an Australian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and record producer. A member of his team said: "The Roc Nation team got in touch with us here at Spinning Top letting us know that Rihanna loved the Tame Impala track 'New Person, Same Old Mistakes'. They asked if she could cover the song for her new record - Kevin was more than happy to send it her way. We're all really happy with how the song turned out, love it!"

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