Lana Del Radioheadache

If Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life has become an integral part your own life since its release, it’s likely you will have formed emotional attachments. I also fully empathise. Therefore, when this comes under threat it probably feels personal. Very personal.

 

Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd in a natural shot smiling.

Lana Del Rey and Abel (The Weeknd) have become close friends after collaborating.

 

Del Rey announced recently that Radiohead were suing her for copyright infringement. The songs in question are Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ and Lana’s ‘Get free’. However, Radiohead’s publishers have now requested that similarities be acknowledged, but ‘no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they ‘will only accept 100%’ of the publishing of Get Free’. This puts the Born to Die singer’s claims into dispute.

Admittedly, the songs sound similar, and if Radiohead did claim royalties they’d probably be within their rights to do so:

Although it remains a great listen, ‘Get Free’ isn’t one of the most popular tracks on her album, so Radiohead won’t make a great deal of revenue from it.  For many of us, Lana Del Rey’s music will remain a beacon of hope, and ‘Creep’ will remain a hit. Had it been the title track that features The Weeknd, it would have been an entirely different ballgame.

It remains to be seen if this dispute will go any further, but I hope that Lana can move on and carry on producing great music that many relate to.