Portugal. The Man accuse the Jonas Brothers of copying 'Feel It Still' with 'Sucker'
5 March 2019, 18:10
Jonas Brothers fans first compared 'Sucker' to 'Feel It Still' when it came out...
Jonas Brothers season is in full swing. The beloved hit band made their surprise return to music last week (Feb 28) with their brand new single 'Sucker'. After splitting up in 2013, Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas have joined forces once more and we could not be more excited to have them back. The boys are already teasing a tour, a documentary and so much more. It's almost like they never parted ways.
And the reception to 'Sucker' has been incredible. Not only is it already one of the most popular songs of the year so far (the single already has over 20 million streams on Spotify) but it also has a music video starring Kevin, Nick and Joe's irl fiancées and wives (!). However, among all of the praise, 'Sucker' has faced a bit of controversy. Portugal. The Man are accusing it off ripping off 'Feel It Still'.
Ever since 'Sucker' first came out, fans and the general public alike have drawn comparisons between it and 'Feel It Still' by Portugal. The Man. The two songs both feature similar production and falsetto vocals. That being said they do feel different enough to exist on their own terms. Nevertheless, Portugal. The Man have noticed the similarities and they are calling the Jonas Brothers out.
Listen to 'Sucker' and 'Feel It Still' below.
Jonas Brothers - Sucker
Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still" (Official Video)
Over the past couple of days, Portugal. The Man have retweeted a series of shady tweets comparing 'Sucker' and 'Feel It Still' to each other. On top of that they tweeted: "To be fair, the chorus of Feel It Still sounds very similar to Please Mister Postman by the Marvellettes... Which we respectfully cleared and thanked them for every chance we got. As one does. @jonasbrothers"
Portugal. The Man's tweet and retweets.
To be fair, the chorus of Feel It Still sounds very similar to Please Mister Postman by the Marvellettes... Which we respectfully cleared and thanked them for every chance we got. As one does. @jonasbrothers— LORDS OF PORTLAND (@portugaltheman) March 4, 2019
Jonas Brothers new song should be called "Feel It. Steal"... @portugaltheman— Drew de F Fawkes (@guynamedfawkes) March 4, 2019
Jonas Brothers had a million years to come up with a song that didn’t sound exactly like @portugaltheman— Cordelia 🎃 (@ownprivatetrap) March 5, 2019
jonas brothers heard that portugal the man song and thought “we should reunite and sing that”— Adam Ewbank (@adam_ewbank) March 1, 2019
As it stands, the Jonas Brothers are yet to comment on the comparisons.