Today (January 7), reports began circulating that Radiohead were considering a lawsuit. Lana has now confirmed the news with a tweet. She denied that her Lust for Life song was influenced by "Creep," and although she apparently offered Radiohead partial publishing rights, they are seeking full ownership.
Her message is as follows:
Ironically, this isn't the first time "Creep" has been the subject of a plagiarism suit. Radiohead were sued for lifting parts of the Hollies' 1972 song "The Air That I Breathe," and they agreed to give partial writing credits to Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood.
It's true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn't inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing - I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 7, 2018
Listen to both "Creep" and "Get Free" below.
In the YouTube comments for "Get Free," numerous listeners over the months have noted the similarity to "Creep." Both songs feature the same distinctive chord progression (albeit transposed in a different key).
Lana Del Rey's Lust for Life is available on vinyl, cassette, CD and digital download through Umusic.