So Lana Del Ray claims she is being sued by Radiohead over the similarities between Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ and her track ‘Get Free’. Having listened to both I’d say they have a case, and I’ve never thought the Hollies ‘Air That I Breathe’ is anything more than a coincidental chord progression. ‘Get Free’ nicks the vocal melody of ‘Creep’ completely as well.
Thing is, Radiohead aren’t suing anybody:
As Radiohead’s music publisher, it’s true that we’ve been in discussions since August of last year with Lana Del Rey’s representatives. It’s clear that the verses of “Get Free” use musical elements found in the verses of “Creep” and we’ve requested that this be acknowledged in favour of all writers of “Creep.” To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they “will only accept 100%” of the publishing of “Get Free.”
It was Lana Del Rey herself who recently tweeted that Radiohead are suing, She wrote, “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep,’ Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing.” We now know this to be crap, smells like a publicity stunt.