Lorde’s claims ‘snatched’ from Lana del Rey are greatly exaggerated
ANALYSIS: Lorde was called a ‘rip-off rival’ in the UK press earlier this week, with The sunThe influential Bizarre column headlined “Lord Help Her” on the Copiers’ allegations.
From there, reports indicate that the Kiwi singer had ‘snatched’ American Lana del Rey from the papers and fed social media feeds around the world and here in New Zealand.
The sun quoted from “insiders” at Camp Del Rey, claiming that the Summer sadness the singer demanded congratulations from Lorde on her recent outing, Stoned at the nail salon.
Other publications claimed that there had been a “bitter argument” between the two singers. The sun said Lorde had offered a share of the royalties from Stoned at the nail salon to Del Rey, but the singer had declined.
* Lorde goes blonde for new song Mood Ring from Solar Power’s upcoming album
* Lorde hits back at “insulting” and “sexist” claim that she is part of Jack Antonoff’s “stable”
* Lorde says the idea of her being in Jack Antonoff’s “stable” is “insulting” and “sexist”
These “insiders” said she would settle for nothing less than public recognition of Lorde herself.
There has been no word from either side, publicly, about the reports or the similarity.
However, it’s true, the songs are similar.
The two songs share a similar melody and rhythm during a section of the two songs that is approximately 15 seconds long.
In Stoned at the nail salon, which is repeated in the chorus. For Del Rey, the familiar section is the intro to Hope is a dangerous thing.
We don’t know when Stoned and the nail salon was written. Lorde’s album, Solar energy, had been in the works for years, and she said the songs were written before the pandemic started last year. Del Rey released Hope is a dangerous thing as single in 2019.
This similarity was well noted by fans in July, but did not gain much media attention.
When Stoned to the nail song released earlier this year, keen listeners quickly noticed that parts of it looked quite familiar. Videos comparing the two songs started appearing on YouTube:
But the similarities between these two songs don’t end there.
In fact, they share an even greater similarity which The sun and others who repeated these “insider” claims did not take note.
Both songs were co-written by the same man.
Jack Antonoff, the frontman of Bleachers and a frequent contributor to Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Taylor Swift, is listed as a co-writer for both Stoned and the nail salon and Hope is a dangerous thing.
Typically, Antonoff focuses on the musical side of the songs, while the singers focus on the lyrics.
Maybe that explains why the brief similarity?