Earlier this year, it was reported that Del Rey had been accused of copyright infringement due to supposed similarities in elements of Radiohead’s 1993 hit ‘Creep’ and her ‘Lust For Life’ album track ‘Get Free’.
Del Rey later confirmed the news, telling fans on Twitter: “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.”
However, Radiohead’s publishers would later deny that legal proceedings were underway – claiming that they were instead in the midst of ‘discussions’ around acknowledging the band as co-writers.
Now, Del Rey has hinted that the feud has come to an end. During her set at Lollapalooza Brasil at the weekend, fans started to chant for ‘Get Free’ during to encore – to which she responded: “Now that my lawsuit’s over, I guess I can sing that song any time I want, right?”
NME has contacted representatives for Del Rey and Radiohead for comment.
‘Get Free’ is currently credited with Lana Del Rey, Kieron Menzies and Rick Nowels as writers. Meanwhile, ‘Creep’ famously shares a chord progression and melody with The Hollies’ 1972 hit ‘The Air That I Breathe’, resulting in writers Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood suing to receive co-writing credits and a percentage of the song’s royalties.