The ongoing dispute between Radiohead and Lana Del Rey has diminished completely.
Lana Del Rey had a rough start to 2018 when she found herself in the midst of an ongoing lawsuit with 90’s alt-rock band Radiohead.
It was said that Del Rey’s song “Get Free,” was plagiarizing the band’s hit “Creep,” which led everyone to believe that she was being sued by Radiohead after they apparently filed a lawsuit against her.
However now it seems that the copyright dispute has finally died down.
At the time, Del Rey turned to Twitter after the feud begun to address all the speculated rumors to be true:
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
However, the group’s record label, Warner/Chappell denied suing Del Rey after relentlessly negotiating with her representatives since last August, which confirmed everything; Del Rey tweeted to be a false statement.
Even though the track follows the same chord progression heard in “Creep,” Radiohead has granted writing credit to be added to “Get Free,” saying the following in a press statement:
“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 favor of all writers of Creep.”
In similar manner, Radiohead knows this situation all too well as they were accused of the same thing with The Hollies’ 1972 hit “The Air That I Breathe,” when it was found out that “Creep,” shared a similar chord progression and melody.
This resulted in them being sued by the track’s writers Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood where they were forced to receive co-writing credits and a good chunk of the song’s earnings.
Finally feeling relief, Del Rey performed “Get Free,” for the first time since the uproar during her set at Lollapalooza in Sao Paolo, Brazil, this past Sunday (March 25) where fans chanted an encore to close out the night on a positive note.
In response to the turnout she said:
“Well, fuck! I mean, now that my lawsuit’s over, I guess I can sing that song anytime I want, right?”
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Watch: Lana Del Rey Live at Lollapalooza Brasil 2018