Lana Del Rey, known for her spacey musical compositions that have featured collaborations from hip-hop superstars like The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti, is in a whole bunch of trouble with the attorneys representing living musical legends Radiohead. To win a copyright infringement suit, the band's lawyers would have to persuade a jury that Del Rey's song is "substantially similar" to "Creep", both qualitatively and quantitatively.
"As Radiohead's music publisher, it's true that we've been in discussions since August of previous year with Lana Del Rey's representatives", the statement reads.
"Although I know my song wasn't inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing", she said. She attests that she offered the band 40 percent of the publishing rights to settle the matter, but that the band "will only accept 100".
"I do want to say there's a particular song that Radiohead want 100% of my publishing for", she began.
Later that evening, during Del Rey's concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., the singer warned fans that the legal action being taken by Radiohead could result in the removal of the single from future copies of her latest album, Lust for Life. Radiohead have claimed that is shows a startling similarity to their hit "Creep". "Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court", she added. The distinct melody, on the other hand, might be where Radiohead is taking issue - and where Lana might be in some trouble. Now, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood of the Hollies are credited as co-writers on "Creep" and get a cut of the song's royalties. So, this could mean that depending on the outcome of this situation, Hammond and Hazlewood could potentially also receive songwriting credits on "Get Free".