Indie artist White Interland is suing Justin Bieber over his song “Sorry,” saying that Bieber and his producers copied “original, protectable elements of the musical composition” of her song “Ring the Bell” and “unlawfully sampled” her song.
Check out the two songs next to each other:
In terms of the lawsuit, though, Skrillex’s tweet (below) pretty much proves that Bieber and co. didn’t sample White Hinterland’s song. Which makes it even more fascinating how similar these two intros are.
This reminds me of the Aloe Blacc vs. Elton John situation.
The takeaway here: sometimes two artists separately come up with very similar musical parts. There’s nothing new under the sun, not really.
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