Did the Weeknd rip off this song for “A Lonely Night”?

According to the news The Weeknd might be in a bit of trouble for his song “A Lonely Night”. It apparently sounds a bit too much like the work of a track called “I Need to Love” by three U.K.-based songwriters.

The Blast reports that Abel’s [The Weeknd] track is almost identical to their song, “I Need To Love.” As their case goes, a division of Universal Music acquired the rights to their song in 2008 after pitching it to artists around the world but in 2018 the label relinquished all the rights. Weeks later, The Weeknd dropped off his album and the trio knew something was up. They are suing for unspecified damages including $150,000 per infringement and “forensic accounting to figure out just how much they’re owed.”

Have a listen!

The Weeknd - "A Lonely Night" (2016)
Williams Smith, Brian Clover and Scott McCulloch - "I Need to Love" (2008)
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