Yea you read that right, the New York-native indie pop singer is being sued by Radiohead over copyright infringement. Though it is unclear whether it was the band or the publishers, Radiohead has entered a legal battle over the similarities between their hit song “Creep” and Lana’s new song “Get Free”. Lana herself admitted to the news via her Twitter account the other day.
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
Now we love both Lana Del Ray and Radiohead, but we have to admit that when you listen to “Creep” and then “Get Free” you can’t deny the similarities in the music itself. Listen to the two and see if you can hear it.
Though the similarities are fairly obvious, Lana Del Ray’s fans took to twitter to bash Radiohead with the hashtag #RadioheadIsOverParty. To be honest, they were pretty savage, but Radiohead fans also fought back.
— ldr (@heartshapedjunk) January 7, 2018
Imagine your band has become so irrelevant that you have to go out on a reach to sue another artists for copyright infringement when the songs sound nothing alike. LMAO THROW THE WHOLE BAND AWAY #RadioheadIsOverParty
— Sol // 32 days till Lana❣️ (@Pierce_delrey) January 7, 2018
The #RadioheadIsOverParty is actually insane. I like Lana but the stuff she has put out so far does not compare to the likes of Kid A, In Rainbows, The Bends, and A Moon Shaped Pool. Radiohead is a revolutionary band, you're not going to end them with a flimsy hashtag.
— maya (@mayashendy) January 7, 2018
While the debate can go on and on, what we think is absolutely hilarious is that Radiohead wasn’t the sole genius behind “Creep”. Turns out Radiohead was highly inspired by the 70s classic “The Air That I Breathe” by The Hollies… especially the chord progression haha. According to an article by TIME, “Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, [writers of the song], sued Thom Yorke et al. for copyright infringement. The liner notes of Radiohead’s Pablo Honey now credit Hammond and Hazlewood as co-writers of ‘Creep’ and Hammond and Hazlewood split royalties with the band”.
What do you think about this whole situation? Are you Team Lana or Team Radiohead? As for us, we plead the fifth; we’re Switzerland.