We sometimes hear about musicians using samples of other artists’ tracks without permission, or copying tracks entirely, but we often like to believe that every artist is sincere and respectful enough to be completely oblivious to it and it be a genuine mistake.
From Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines melody sounding like Marvin Gaye’s Gotta Give You Up to more recently, James Arthur’s smash hit Say You Wont Let Go sounding practically identical to The Script’s Man Who Can’t Be Moved; we’re can’t quite believe that musicians think that they can get away with plagiarism.
We were lucky enough to hear Little Mix’s first single from their fourth album: Glory Days, last night on The X-Factor. The track titled: Shout Out To My Ex, first got publicity for being an alleged ‘diss track’ about Zayn Malik but after the ladies debuted the song live, it quickly got press for a completely different reason: it has some similarities to G.R.L’s Ugly Heart.
The only ever group to win The X-Factor in the UK are known for their incredibly strong vocals and getting stuck in with writing their own songs but we have to break it to you, girls – SOTME does sound scarily similar to Ugly Heart, which was released two years ago.
The British band are known to show support to fellow girl bands and artists in the industry in general, so we’re hoping that this mishap is simply a coincidence.
G.R.L have responded to the song via social media, throwing some serious shade with their tweet:
— G.R.L. (@grl) October 16, 2016
The ladies from Little Mix and their representatives are yet to respond but we can only hope that the two bands sort the issue out since both songs are absolute crackers in their own rights!