UPDATE: 2/24/2020 Check out this post where it is revealed both artists used the same royalty-free track!
It’s sometimes baffling how an artist as big as Justin Bieber could release a track that has such striking similarities to another popular artist. Shortly after Bieber released his latest album “Changes” folks on twitter noticed the similarity between Bieber’s “Running Over” and Asher Monroe‘s 2019 track “Synergy”. There doesn’t seem to be much question here. The question I have is how can something as blatant as this happen?
Here are clips of both tracks if you want to flip back and forth:
HE REALLY STOLE THIS SONG OMFGpic.twitter.com/Sm2bTpxYHM
— sam ❁ (@samanthaswft) February 14, 2020
Monroe responded on his Instagram as well:
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I’m flattered , shocked and pissed off all at the same time. I released #Synergy back in May of 2019. @justinbieber released his album today with a song called “Running Over” that sounds identical to my song “Synergy”. Feel free to comment your thoughts below. I’m not here to hate. I’m here to set the record straight! #Elev8ted #Synergy 🌊
Don’t forget that there are entire teams of writers and producers behind most big pop artists these days. So these guys should be on the hook as well:
“Justin Bieber – Running Over (feat. Lil Dicky)”