Disclosure Deny Stolen Lyrics Allegations, Say Second Album Is Underway
A few days ago, Katie Farrah Sopher claimed her songs were stolen from her allegedly “violent” ex-boyfriend Sean Sawyers, who then passed it on to various musicians like Eliza Doolittle, Sam Smith, AlunaGeorge and Disclosure. The unknown UK songwriter is reportedly asking for more than $300,000 in damages over the four songs, which include 2013’s “White Noise.”
Today (January 21), the brothers of Disclosure have spoken up about the allegations. They posted a Facebook message for their fans, shutting down claims of stealing Sopher’s songs: “Firstly we want to make it very clear that every Disclosure song we have put our names to has been written by us. We sometimes write lyrics and melodies along-side whoever the featured singer may be (i.e. Sam, Eliza etc) and the great Mr. Jimmy Napes, but that is it. When we do, we always make sure everyone gets proper credit.”
In the message, Disclosure also revealed their follow-up to 2013’s Settle is “niiiiicely underway!” Hopefully they plan to shake up the music industry once again by releasing their sophomore album this year.Read the producers’ statement in full below.
Just wanted to post a little something for our fans who may have read the blogs in the last couple of days and help clear up some speculation that has been circulating, to do with whether or not we wrote the lyrics to some of our songs.
Firstly we want to make it very clear that every Disclosure song we have put our names to has been written by us. We sometimes write lyrics and melodies along-side whoever the featured singer may be (i.e. Sam, Eliza etc) and the great Mr. Jimmy Napes, but that is it. When we do, we always make sure everyone gets proper credit. We take great pride in our self sufficiency, our work and the way we work, and it’s incredibly frustrating when someone tries to take that away from us, by claiming we stole even one word or one note of our music from anyone.
We’d much rather be working on more music than commenting on these type of things, but it felt like we had no choice…
So, just to be clear, all allegations made against us to do with this subject are completely false, as anyone we have ever worked with will back up. We didn’t get into this industry to steal other people’s ideas and we haven’t – we are musicians, artists and producers.
In better news… Album 2 is niiiiicely underway!
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