Dua Lipa has had quite the week.
She’s now being sued a SECOND time for copyright infringement.
And it’s all over her megahit “Levitating.”
According to People.com, two songwriters from the 1970’s have come forward alleging the song is a rip-off.
What’s interesting about this case… is that Dua may have already shot herself in the foot.
In the new lawsuit, L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer allege “Levitating” is “substantially similar” to the Cory Daye song “Wiggle and Giggle All Night.”
According to the complaint:
“The notes move in the same direction with evenly matched intervals or ‘steps,’ and almost identical rhythms”
But after listening to the song…
There’s really very little in common between the two.
You could make the case Dua Lipa built Future Nostalgia on a very “disco” vibe.
But aside from a general vibe, there’s really nothing else in common between the two songs.
You may remember last week, the reggae band Artikal Sound System filed copyright proceedings against Dua Lipa.
Alleging “Levitating” was lifted from their song “Live Your Life”
And on first listen, it does sound similar:
The chord progression is nearly right on, but the track sounds significantly more laid back.
But it’s not quite identical. About the only portion that shares similarities are in the chorus.