Radiohead and Lana Del Rey are going to court. Del Rey’s song “Get Free” sounds a little too much like “Creep” for Radiohead’s taste so they want to be compensated. Del Rey confirmed the rumors on twitter.
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
Some of the replies to her tweet are hilarious, by the way. Exhibit A:
Queen of doing charity work by wanting to give 40% to a struggling band
— EMANUEL (@blingspice) January 7, 2018
If you haven’t heard Lana Del Rey’s song, here it is with “Creep” just below it to compare.
Fun fact: “Creep” shares a chord progression and melody with a 1972 song by The Hollies called “The Air That I Breathe”. The song’s writers Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood sued and received co-writing credits and a percentage of the song’s royalties.