Lorde accused of ripping off Lana Del Rey with Stoned at the Nail Salon
22 July 2021, 12:09
Fans have noticed similarities between Lorde's 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' and Lana Del Rey's 'Wild at Heart'.
Last month (Jun 10), Lorde returned to music with her first single in four years, 'Solar Power'. The 24-year-old later confirmed that she would be releasing an album of the same name on August 20 with 12 songs and two bonus tracks. Not to mention, she also revealed that she would be going on an international tour in 2022 and many of the dates have already sold out.
'Solar Power' received immediate praise from fans and critics alike. However, people said that 'Solar Power' copies George Michael and now Lorde's being accused of ripping off Lana Del Rey with her latest single 'Stoned at the Nail Salon'.
Listen to 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' and 'Wild at Heart' below.
Yesterday (Jul 21), Lorde released the second taste of Solar Power, 'Stoned at the Nail Salon'. The single is a beautiful ballad about balancing work and leisure, and always feeling like you're missing out on one when you're doing the other. Fans were quick to praise it, however, some people called out Lorde for "copying" Lana Del Rey's 'Wild at Heart' with the song.
If you listen to both songs carefully, there are similarities between the melodies and the production of the choruses. A video in which a fan compares the two songs side by side has been viewed over 180,000 times. However, Lorde is likely not to blame. Both songs were produced and co-written by singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff.
Twitter user @p3ndulum, who tweeted the initial video wrote: "same key and all… he really didn’t even try i hate him so much". Lorde also stated in a newsletter that she first wrote the song with Jack over two years ago, so it's possible that she wrote it before Lana and Jack wrote 'Wild at Heart'.
Lana Del Rey immediately began trending on Twitter after the song came out.
same key and all… he really didn’t even try i hate him so much pic.twitter.com/x6G6SqFZkO— Lucas ᴺᴹ🧵 (@p3nduIum) July 21, 2021
THIS WAS LITERALLY MY FIRST THOUGHT &;!;$373733! pic.twitter.com/g9ITUzZs7y— 🌅🍑𝕭(jörk)𝖊𝖓🍑🌅 (@papi_lechuga) July 21, 2021
Is it only me or stoned at the nail salon by lorde has wild at heart’s vibe by lana pic.twitter.com/xN76P2XN21— Sanu (サヌ) (@sanu6663) July 21, 2021
Lorde after hearing Wild At Heart by Lana Del Rey pic.twitter.com/qvd3mnZkwX— cumtralls (@cumtruels) July 21, 2021
Lorde literally wrote a Lana song. A few lyrical tweaks and stoned at the nail salon wouldn't be out of place on chemtrails.— Ro 🌿 (@rowmay_) July 21, 2021
Lana to Lorde when she finds out about stoned at the nail salon pic.twitter.com/gyy87UDXL0— Max🌕 (@sukitwerk) July 21, 2021
As it stands, Lorde, Lana and Jack are yet to respond to the comparisons. We shall update you if they do.