Disclosure: We Didn’t Use Stolen Song Lyrics

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Disclosure has now responded a plagiarism lawsuit filed against them.  In the lawsuit, Katie Farrah Sopher claims that she wrote the lyrics to three Disclosure and one AlunaGeorge song.  Sopher says her abusive ex-boyfriend stole the lyrics from her and passed them on to people in the music industry.

Disclosure denies this, saying they wrote all of their lyrics and music alongside featured artists and Jimmy Napes.

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Hi all,

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! 🙂

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2 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    that sounds and reads more like it was written for them… Most kids these days steal, as that was the climate and generation they grew up in, they know no better… If that is how we chose to raise a generation of kids then we should not be surprised when they continue that behavior for some time to come…