In a recent interview with MTV, Charlie XCX opened up about handing the track over to Gomez, recounting that Gomez fell in love with the track because she connected with it on a personal level.
“This [particular] song was something I had written and she loved it and felt it related to her,” said the “Boom Clap” singer.
The British singer-songwriter also went on to say that after hearing Gomez perform it, she realized that “Same Old Love” would resonate with listeners more coming from Gomez because of her high profile relationship with Justin Bieber.
“It felt very real coming from her, and I think a lot of the audience could really connect because of what had been going on,” said Charli XCX. “It was cool that she really brought that song to life.”
As much fun as it would have been to hear Charli XCX take a stab at recording the track herself, we can totally see why she felt as though Selena Gomez was the right choice to sing it!