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Back in July last year, Lana Del Rey released her fifth studio album called ‘Lust for Life’. The last track of the album is called ‘Get Free’ and music fans around the world heard something familiar.
People noticed that Del Rey’s Get Free sounds similar to Radiohead’s classic 1992 hit ‘Creep’. Radiohead and their lawyers think so too and they want to claim 100% royalties from Del Rey.
According to a report from The Sun, “both teams are trying to thrash it out behind the scenes to prevent it going to court.” Del Rey claimed ‘Get Free’ wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep’ but she is willing to give 40% royalties to Radiohead. However, the band’s team wants 100% and so Del Rey’s lawyers have no choice but to take it to court.
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.— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 7, 2018
Do you think the two songs sound similar? You be the judge.