Adam Levine defends Olivia Rodrigo amid songwriting controversy
“I think it’s pretty cool to introduce a whole generation of young people to different musical ideas.”
Olivia Rodrigo is on fire these days. The singer and songwriter’s hit song “Good 4 U” has remained stable in the charts and on TikToks around the world.
When the song was first released, fans noticed a striking similarity between it and Paramore’s hit “Misery Business”.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine comes to Olivia’s defense and praises the decision.
âThere’s all this drama about Olivia Rodrigo and Elvis Costello’s song, and Paramore talked about a song that sounds like theirs,â he said in a video on his Instagram story.
âLook, these are tricky things and anyone who’s ever written a song knows that you inadvertently tear something up, and it does it on tape, and then it’s released and then there’s a lawsuit,â he shared. . “It’s a natural thing for that to happen, and sometimes it gets ugly and sometimes it’s justified for people to take legal action. Sometimes it’s not guaranteed that people take legal action. And I think it is. ‘there’s definitely more than a gray area that’s gotten ugly these days. “
He also made a comparison with the “Blurred Lines” trial of which Robin Thicke and Pharrell were a part.
“This ‘Blurred Lines’ case was a historic affair that kind of changed the game,” he said. âWithout giving an opinion on what I think as to how this one turned out, I think we should probably face it with a little more compassion and understanding and try to find a wayâ¦ is a creative thing and I just hate to see it squashed. “
As the titular musician, he asked people to give Olivia the benefit of the doubt and let her express her creativity however she wants.
âWhen you take someone who’s a newer artist and they do things that mimic those of previous generations, I don’t know how bad it is,â he said. “I think it’s pretty cool to introduce a whole generation of young people to different musical ideas.”
If it’s endorsed by Adam Levine, then it’s good for us!
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