Lana Del Rey Addresses Radiohead Lawsuit at Denver Concert

Lana Del Rey Addresses Radiohead Lawsuit at Denver Concert

Lana Del Rey Addresses Radiohead Lawsuit at Denver Concert

Lana Del Rey has found herself in middle of a messy lawsuit after Radiohead claimed the singer copied parts of their biggest selling hit, Creep.

But on Tuesday, after a few days of silence, Radiohead's music publisher, Warner/Chappell, made a statement confirming that it had requested credit for Radiohead, but denying that it wanted all of Ms. Del Rey's songwriting money.

Taking to Twitter yesterday, Lana Del Rey announced the details of the lawsuit.

"As Radiohead's music publisher, it's true that we've been in discussions since August of past year with Lana Del Rey's representatives", said a representative for Warner/Chappell. "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'". I just want to let you know ... that I am really going to strive for [those sentiments], even if that song is not on future physical releases of the record ... That is certainly the case for Get Free, Lana Del Rey's new song, which has been the subject of a copyright lawsuit between her and Radiohead. "Their lawyers have been relentless", she added, "so we will deal with it in court".

Some may see Radiohead pursuing this case as a bit rich, given that their song Creep has been likened to Air That I Breathe by The Hollies. "This Lana Del Rey song is way too close to what is a rather unusual set of chord changes and a very distinctive melody line". Prior to litigation, both sides may also engage their own musicologists to study the similarities between the two compositions.

She told fans that "regardless of what happens in court", she stood by the song's message of rejecting negativity and embracing a more positive mindset.

Related news