Zedd Just Accused One Direction Of Copying His Music [VIDEO]
Amidst announcements of new tour dates and remixes now available on Beatport, Zedd took to both Twitter and Facebook a few hours ago to post a video showing the similarities between his title track "True Colors" from his recent sophomore album and One Direction's latest single "Drag Me Down."
"True Colors" was officially released on May 15, 2015 with Zedd's second studio album of the same name. It was written by Zedd, real name Anton Zaslavski, with Antonina Armato and Tim James.
The English-Irish boy band released their song "Drag Me Down" on July 31, 2015. Written by Jamie Scott, John Ryan and Julian Bunetta, the song is the boy band's first single since their former member Zayn Malik left the group in March 2015.
Zedd's post didn't come with much of a caption - just a sad/shocked emoji - as the video pinpoints the exact part of One Direction's song that sounds much like Zedd's "True Colors." The first notes and lyrics of the chorus in "Drag Me Down" resemble that of the beginning of the "True Colors" chorus. Both choruses start with the lyrics: "All my life..."
Check out Zedd's video and listen to the two songs to see for yourself...
Zedd's exact intentions with the post and whether the similarities between the tracks were intentional or coincidence have yet to be confirmed, and One Direction has yet to reply to Zedd's post.
The only thing we can surmise is that if Zedd is serious about this accusation, money is most likely not the cause for complaint. Zedd just tied with Martin Garrix coming in at No. 8 on Forbe's list of the 2015 Electronic Cash Kings after earning $17 million last year.
I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.