Del Rey confirmed in a tweet that she was facing a lawsuit:
The songs share a similar — though common — chord progression.
Radiohead previously faced a lawsuit over “Creep” due to similarities with The Hollies’ 1974 song “The Air That I Breathe,” which was written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. The songs also shared a similar chord progression.
After an out-of-court settlement, Hammond and Hazlewood were listed as co-writers of “Creep” on Radiohead’s Pablo Honey album, Pitchfork reported. Radiohead also had to pay royalties to The Hollies.
You can compare Del Rey’s “Get Free” and Radiohead’s “Creep” below:
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