Tame Impala praise Rihanna’s ‘New Person, Same Old Mistakes’ cover

Pop singer covered the Australian band's track on new album 'Anti'

Tame Impala have issued a statement following Rihanna‘s recent cover of their song ‘New Person, Same Old Mistakes’.

Rihanna covered the band’s track, which originally featured on their 2015 album ‘Currents’, for her new LP ‘Anti’, which was released earlier this week. It was recorded under the new title ‘Same Ol’ Mistakes’.

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Tame Impala’s management have now issued a statement about how the Rihanna cover came about.

“The Roc Nation [Rihanna’s management] 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!” the statement continues.


Rihanna’s 13-track album ‘Anti’ was released online for free via streaming service Tidal on Thursday (January 28). The deluxe edition – featuring three additional tracks – was released today (January 29).

‘Anti’ tracklist:

‘Consideration’ feat. SZA
‘James Joint’
‘Kiss It Better’
‘Work’ feat. Drake
‘Needed Me’
‘Yeah I Said It’
‘Same Ol’ Mistakes’
‘Never Ending’
‘Love On The Brain’
‘Close To You’


Deluxe edition tracks:

‘Good Night Gotham’
‘Sex With Me’

Rihanna will tour the UK in the summer. The Weeknd and Big Sean will support Rihanna on all European dates on the Antiworld Tour, which makes it to Britain in June.

The UK and Ireland tour dates for 2016 are as follows:

Ricoh Arena, Coventry (June 14)
The Principality Stadium, Cardiff (June 16)
Stadium of Light, Sunderland (June 18)
Aviva Stadium, Dublin (June 21)
Wembley Stadium, London (June 24)
Hampden Park, Glasgow (June 27)
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (June 29)