Lorde accused of ripping off Lana Del Rey with Stoned at the Nail Salon

22 July 2021, 12:09

Lorde talks about baring it all on Solar Power album cover

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

Fans have noticed similarities between Lorde's 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' and Lana Del Rey's 'Wild at Heart'.

Lorde has just released a new song called 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' and Lana Del Rey fans think that it sounds very familiar.

Last month (Jun 10), Lorde returned to music with her first single in four years, 'Solar Power'. The 24-year-old later confirmed that she would be releasing an album of the same name on August 20 with 12 songs and two bonus tracks. Not to mention, she also revealed that she would be going on an international tour in 2022 and many of the dates have already sold out.

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'Solar Power' received immediate praise from fans and critics alike. However, people said that 'Solar Power' copies George Michael and now Lorde's being accused of ripping off Lana Del Rey with her latest single 'Stoned at the Nail Salon'.

Listen to 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' and 'Wild at Heart' below.

Lorde - Stoned at the Nail Salon (Visualiser)

Lana Del Rey - Wild At Heart (Official Audio)

Yesterday (Jul 21), Lorde released the second taste of Solar Power, 'Stoned at the Nail Salon'. The single is a beautiful ballad about balancing work and leisure, and always feeling like you're missing out on one when you're doing the other. Fans were quick to praise it, however, some people called out Lorde for "copying" Lana Del Rey's 'Wild at Heart' with the song.

If you listen to both songs carefully, there are similarities between the melodies and the production of the choruses. A video in which a fan compares the two songs side by side has been viewed over 180,000 times. However, Lorde is likely not to blame. Both songs were produced and co-written by singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff.

Twitter user @p3ndulum, who tweeted the initial video wrote: "same key and all… he really didn’t even try i hate him so much". Lorde also stated in a newsletter that she first wrote the song with Jack over two years ago, so it's possible that she wrote it before Lana and Jack wrote 'Wild at Heart'.

Lana Del Rey immediately began trending on Twitter after the song came out.

As it stands, Lorde, Lana and Jack are yet to respond to the comparisons. We shall update you if they do.

What do you think? Do the songs sound similar?

Lorde accused of ripping off Lana Del Rey with Stoned at the Nail Salon
Lorde accused of ripping off Lana Del Rey with Stoned at the Nail Salon. Picture: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images, NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images