Disclosure Respond to Lyric-Stealing Allegations, Say New Album Is Underway
Published Jan 21, 2015Earlier this week, a UK singer-songwriter named Katie Farrah Sopher filed a lawsuit seeking £200,000 ($360,000 Canadian) against an ex-boyfriend, who she claims stole a lyric book from her and sold it to music industry insiders. The lawsuit alleges that her words comprise the lyrics for Disclosure's "Latch," "White Noise" and "You and Me," as well as AlunaGeorge's "Attracting Flies." Today (January 21) Disclosure have responded to the allegations.
Taking to their Facebook page, the brothers said that the accusations are 100 percent false. They also added that their new album is "niiiiicely underway."
Read the full statement from Disclosure below.
Just wanted to post a little something for our fans who may have read the blogs in the last couple of days and help clear up some speculation that has been circulating, to do with whether or not we wrote the lyrics to some of our songs.
Firstly we want to make it very clear that every Disclosure song we have put our names to has been written by us. We sometimes write lyrics and melodies along-side whoever the featured singer may be (i.e. Sam, Eliza etc) and the great Mr. Jimmy Napes, but that is it. When we do, we always make sure everyone gets proper credit. We take great pride in our self sufficiency, our work and the way we work, and it's incredibly frustrating when someone tries to take that away from us, by claiming we stole even one word or one note of our music from anyone.
We'd much rather be working on more music than commenting on these type of things, but it felt like we had no choice…
So, just to be clear, all allegations made against us to do with this subject are completely false, as anyone we have ever worked with will back up. We didn't get into this industry to steal other people's ideas and we haven't - we are musicians, artists and producers.
In better news… Album 2 is niiiiicely underway!