Raidohead are taking Lana Del Rey to court in a copyright case, the American singer has confirmed.
Earlier today Far Out Magazine reported the news that Radiohead’s case was built on the comparisons between well-known 90s single ‘Creep’ and Del Rey’s track ‘Get Free’.
Del Rey’s track is currently credited to Lana, Kieron Menzies and Rick Nowels but Radiohead’s lawyers are not taking this one lightly: “It’s true about the lawsuit,” Del Rey tweeted. “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.”
On top of the legal issues, fans of both artists have made their feelings clear in the comments of the track, one says: “Really love Lana Del Rey but this song like ‘Creep’ from Radiohead,” before another user adds: “I think the melody might be inspired by it and similar, but it’s definitely not a complete rip off. They are two completely different songs.”
“This is a carbon copy of Radiohead ‘Creep’! And that’s why it’s good…,” the comparisons continue. “Everyone’s saying this sounds like Creep by Radiohead. I think the melody might be inspired by it and similar, but it’s definitely not a complete rip off,” another added.