You feel an almost intimate connection with the melody, yes? As if you’d heard it hundreds of times before. An impressive accomplishment for an artist, yet I was skeptical. The album is too new for me to have heard it at a party and glitches in the Matrix tend to be more blatant.
Then it hit me:
(specifically, 2 minutes and 47 seconds in)
Now I know. there are all kinds of arguments to be made here. “There is no such thing as a creative thought,” you say. “It’s not stealing if it’s an homage,” you say. “Stop putting words in my mouth, I honestly don’t care enough to have an opinion,” you say. Well I agree. On all counts. Call it what you will– allusions, samples, references, tips-of-the-hat– unoriginal ideas saturate every type of media and they aren’t always a crutch. They can add dimension and support and are sometimes necessary in framing new thoughts.
But seriously guys? That’s the same song. Go write your own chorus.