Norwegian singer Dagny has responded to accusations of plagiarism over her ‘Ultraviolet’ EP artwork.
The rising pop musician released her breakthrough single ‘Backbeat’ earlier this year, following it with the ‘Ultraviolet’ EP this month.
Since its release, online commentators have pointed out the supposed similarities of the EP’s cover art to various artwork of Lana Del Rey, specifically the latter singer’s releases ‘Born To Die’ and ‘Ultraviolence’.
Christina Schroeter of the band Family Of The Year is among those to allude to such supposed similarities, tweeting: “I dunno who Dagny is but when you sponsor a tweet that shows up to a Lana fan”. Best Coast‘s Bethany Cosentino later responded to the tweet. See below.
I dunno who dagny is but when you sponsor a tweet that shows up to a Lana fan ? pic.twitter.com/6eHZBoXlDj
— christina schroeter (@nineteenfemale) September 9, 2016
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) September 9, 2016
Dagny has since provided a response to NME, saying: “It wasn’t intentional but I really like Lana! It was a spur of the moment photo that we took on tour and I felt like it captured the EP, so I wanted to use it as the artwork.”
Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey is thought to be working on the follow-up to her 2015 album ‘Honeymoon’. In March, she shared a picture of herself back in the recording studio.