Published Nov 02, 2015Last month, Demi Lovato released her fifth studio album Confident. Perhaps her producers were a little too confident in their work, however, as they allegedly didn't bother clearing some samples from New York noise-rock duo Sleigh Bells.
On Twitter, the duo accused Lovato of sampling their tracks "Infinity Guitars" and "Riot Rhythm" in her new song "Stars":
.@ddlovato Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for "Stars" but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those.— SLEIGH BELLS (@sleighbells) November 2, 2015
As is often the case when a famous pop celebrity comes under attack, a swarm of Lovato fanatics are already accusing the group of being "unprofessional" and being "childish" for posting it publicly:
That said, a simple listen to all three songs offers some pretty damning evidence in Sleigh Bells' favour.
UPDATE (11/03, 1:40 p.m.): Demi Lovato producers Carl Falk and Rami have now responded to the claims, telling EW in a statement, "We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato's song 'Stars.' Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line."