LOOK: GRACENOTE Addresses "Taciturn" Controversy!

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 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!

What's your stand on the issue? Tell us in the comments!



  • angel05haygood

    posted 2 months ago

    Non-sense lang to dahil marami ang naniniwala sa Gracenote and I am proud to say that I am one of them. Don't you ever try to put them down dahil hindi ito ang makakasira sa kanila. Minahal namin ang musika nila simula pa man nung umpisa.

  • angel05haygood

    posted 2 months ago

    First of all, it is natural that there are songs having a similar beat or pattern dahil nga limited lang yung mga notes in order to produce music. Kaya may mga instances na accidentally lang yun. Kilala ko ang Gracenote at saksi ako kung gano sila kagaling magperform at marami na ding nainspire dahil sa mga songs nila. Proud ako dahil isa ako sa mga yun. So, kung yung 3 songs na minention na may pareho na tunog, ibigsabihin lang nun na di talaga maiiwasan yun. Sa dinami dami ba naman ng music na

  • milanpascual

    posted 2 months ago

    same beat atfirst.but not the entire song,yes different lyrics but not really eerily similar to YWY.Though it is difficult to come to a definition of what is "similarity.
    #NoHate #JustLove

  • earlrockion

    posted 2 months ago

    I respect that this journalist(Joseph Atilano) is just doing his job but maybe before accusing the band or saying offensive things, he could have considered that there are assumingly thousands of songs created with similar beats or patterns and i think that it is natural in the music industry. quoting what gracenote said. "That’s because there are only a limited number of notes in music that you can build up to produce patterns and arrangements"

  • earlrockion

    posted 2 months ago

    next is there are many differences between the two songs. I will not state it one by one, you could look it up into gracenote's article. but mostly why hate? They entertain people and they make it to the charts because obviously people love the song. they contributed to OPM and mostly they inspire people especially their fans.