Lana Del Rey Claims Radiohead Are Suing Her for Allegedly Ripping Off ‘Creep’ [Update]
Update: Radiohead's publishing company Warner/Chappell have issued a statement claiming no lawsuit has been filed against Lana Del Rey:
As Radiohead’s music publisher, it’s true that we’ve been in discussions since August of last year with Lana Del Rey’s representatives. It’s clear that the verses of “Get Free” use musical elements found in the verses of “Creep” and we’ve requested that this be acknowledged in favour of all writers of “Creep.” To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they “will only accept 100%” of the publishing of “Get Free.”
Lana Del Rey claims Radiohead are suing her over a track on her 2017 Lust for Life album. The alleged suit claims Del Rey lifted parts of Radiohead’s classic “Creep” to create her track “Get Free,” which closes her fifth studio album.
Over the weekend, rumors began spreading of a potential lawsuit filed by Radiohead. The similarities between “Creep” and “Get Free” are allegedly found in the verses of Lana Del Rey’s cut. The chord progression seems to be the same as “Creep” with certain vocal melodies certainly matching up with Thom Yorke’s iconic tortured delivery.
Lana Del Rey addressed the issue via Twitter yesterday (Jan. 7):
Going further back, it’s been reported for many years that Radiohead were sued by songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood for “Creep.” The duo alleged Radiohead had ripped off “The Air That I Breathe,” most famously recorded by The Hollies, to write the ‘90s anti-anthem. As a result, Hammond and Hazlewood now have official songwriting credits on “Creep.”
Take a listen to "Creep", "Get Free" and "The Air That I Breathe" above and judge for yourself how similar they sound.
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