Gracenote has responded to the issue involving their latest single "Taciturn" which is currently on the MYX charts!
The controversy began when Joseph Atilano of Inquirer.net posted an article noting that Gracenote's song sounds "eerily similar" to a 2012 song by Canadian indie rock band Metric!
Listen to "Taciturn" by Gracenote and "Youth Without Youth" by Metric below:
Video Courtesy: GracenoteTV
Video Courtesy: MetricVEVO
Last July 28, Gracenote addressed Atilano through an open letter which was posted on the website of Soupstar Entertainment!
The OPM band attributed the similarity to the "shuffle beat/pattern which is widely used in music regardless of genre" - citing Gary Glitter's "The Hey Song" (1972), Rivermaya's "Alab ng Puso" (2002), and Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" (2008) as examples.
Video Courtesy: CapitolMusic
The band wrote: "Now, does this mean that Katy Perry also “crossed the line” in writing “I Kissed a Girl” and lifted it from Rivermaya’s “Alab ng Puso Song”? Or could have Metric “crossed the line” in writing “Youth Without Youth” by lifting it from Gary Glitter’s song “Rock and Roll”? We hope not and we think not."
They also maintained that it was just a "coincidence" and their producer Ryan Sarmiento "is not familiar with Metric's song." (You can read Gracenote's open letter in its entirety HERE.)
Last May, we caught up with Gracenote during their video shoot for "Taciturn"! Check out what they had to say about the song in the MYXclusive video below!
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