Lana Del Rey has told fans her song Get Free may be removed from future hard-copy and streaming versions of her album Lust For Life, due to an apparent lawsuit put forward by Radiohead over the song’s alleged similarities to their 1992 smash Creep.
During Sunday’s concert in Denver, Colorado, the singer said “I do have a particular song that Radiohead wants 100% of my publishing for,” but reiterated her song’s importance and personal meaning.
“The sentiment that I wrote in that particular song, which was my statement song for the record, my personal manifesto, my modern manifesto… Regardless if it gets taken down off of everything, those sentiments that I wrote, I really am still going to strive for them even if that song is not on future physical releases of the record,” Del Rey said.
Since Del Rey revealed Radiohead’s apparent intention to sue over Get Free, fans of both acts have compared and contrasted each song’s chord progression and structure to determine their likeness on a technical level.
One Twitter user claims that lifting Creep’s pitch demonstrates a clear structural similarity.
— Reuben Gore (@ReubenGore) January 8, 2018
This is not the first time a contemporary pop artist has been accused of snatching Creep’s key components. Late last year, Sam Smith’s track Midnight Train was called out for sharing several elements with Radiohead’s Pablo Honey cut.
Regardless of any potential likeness in that instance, the band didn’t take any action.
All of this comes after Radiohead itself was sued over Creep. The Hollies successfully nabbed a portion of Creep’s royalties after Radiohead admitted to nicking quite a bit of 1972’s The Air That I Breathe. The Hollies’ Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood are now listed as Creep co-writers.
Radiohead has not yet commented on any current legal proceedings against Lana Del Rey.Source: Pitchfork
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