Demi Lovato Did Not Sample Sleigh Bells On “Stars,” According To The Song’s Producers
Noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells caused a ruckus on social media yesterday (November 2) when they accused Demi Lovato of sampling tracks from 2010 LP Treats (“Infinity Guitars” and “Riot Rhythm,” to be specific) on Confident bonus track “Stars.” The Disney diva hasn’t commented on the situation, but today the song’s producers, Swedes Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub, made a statement denying the accusations.
“We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars.’ Demi was also not involved with the production,” the hitmakers assured fans. “She only wrote top line.” However, that doesn’t end the drama per se. According to the “Blurred Lines” judgement, there’s cause for litigation if the songs simply sound enough alike. Sleigh Bells’ response to the drama? They applauded Lovatics for blowing up their mentions. See their tweets and compare the songs below.
UPDATE: Sleigh Bells aren’t buying it. “I can confirm that the band feels their music has been sampled without proper clearance and are seeking all available remedies with Island Records,” a representative for the duo told Rolling Stone. This isn’t over yet!
.@ddlovato Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for "Stars" but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those.
— SLEIGH BELLS (@sleighbells) November 2, 2015
Hot damn Demi fans you guys are fuckin live I respect that. pic.twitter.com/LEuw7d0TdH
— SLEIGH BELLS (@sleighbells) November 3, 2015
Demi Lovato’s “Stars”:
Sleigh Bells’ “Infinity Guitars” & “Riot Rhythm”: