A few weeks ago Demi Lovato was sued by Sleigh Bells. Sleigh Bells is pointing out the similarity of Lovato’s 2015 track “Stars” and their 2010 track “Infinity Guitars”.
“A comparison of the two songs reveals that, at the very least, the combination of the hand claps and bass drum, structured as 3 quarter beats and a rest, with the bass drum providing a counter-rhythm to the hand claps, is at least substantially similar in both works,” stated the complaint.
The complaint, which was obtained by The Times, alleges that the similarities between the two tracks “transcend the realm of coincidence.”
“The signal decay and other sonic signatures in each of the songs are comprised of and contain virtually identical content, and analyses of the two songs reveal that they are, at least in part, substantially similar, virtually identical, or identical.”
source: LA Times
Have a listen!