Back in 2013, ‘Let It Go‘, the tween angst anthem from Disney‘s animated musical Frozen, was basically bloody inescapable, but four years on, the studio is facing a lawsuit, over claims that elements of the song are ripped off.
This week, Chilean artist Jaime Ciero announced that he is suing Disney, Demi Lovato and Idina Menzel – basically everyone involved in the production and performance of the song – for lifting parts of his 2008 track ‘Volar‘.
Gossip monsters TMZ obtained a copy of Ciero’s lawsuit, in which he claims that ‘Let It Go’ and his own song share similarities in terms of “note combinations, structures, hooks, melodies, lyrics, themes, production and textures.”
He goes on to claim that his own track, recorded in Spanish, was “a huge international success reaching millions of listeners and landing on numerous charts of the most popular, top-performing songs.”
According to the lawsuit, Ciero is seeking profits from both Frozen and its music. The two songs are embedded below for the sake of comparison, if you want to go ahead and wildly speculate about either party’s prospects of success:
The wickedly talented one and only Adele Dazeem performed ‘Let It Go’ in Frozen while Demi Lovato sang the single version of the track. None of the parties named in the suit have commented as yet.
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