Tame Impala “Love” Rihanna’s “Same Ol’ Mistakes” Cover On ‘ANTI’

Carl Williott | January 29, 2016 9:14 am

Rihanna‘s straightforward cover of Tame Impala‘s “New Person, Same Old Mistakes” is one of the many unexpected charms of ANTI. And it looks like the Tame Impala camp agrees. Management for Kevin Parker‘s Aussie psych outfit have released a statement praising Rih’s version, “Same Ol’ Mistakes,” saying they love it.

“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!”

Unwarranted prediction: Parker joins Rihanna for the song at the Grammys. We’re all expecting Rihanna to perform at the ceremony since she appeared in that CBS ad, and Tame Impala is a critical darling and up for Best Alternative Music Album for Currents, which spawned the song. This makes total sense.