Do you hear the similarities?
Radiohead is reportedly suing singer Lana Del Rey over similarities between her song “Get Free” and the band’s breakthrough 1993 hit “Creep.” British tabloids reported on Sunday that the quintet was taking legal action against Del Rey over the track, which appears on her latest album Lust For Life. Initial reports suggested that the two sides were trying to settle instead of going to court.
Del Rey posted a tweet confirming the story, writing, “It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep,’ Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing — I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.”
Representatives for Radiohead had yet to comment on the lawsuit at press time. It was reported in the U.K. by The Sun that the band was looking to “receive compensation or be credited on the list of songwriters to receive royalties.”
Above is Del Rey’s song, follow by Radiohead’s classic below. Take a listen. What do YOU think?