Lady Gaga’s latest song Sour Candy from Chromatica album hit the web world yesterday and ranked at the popularity charts immediately. The song which marks Lady Gaga’s collaboration with BLACKPINK became the talk of social media soon and so many people were raving about it.
However, soon netizens started finding similarities between Sour Candy and Katy Perry’s 2017 number Swish Swish. It seemed to many that Lady Gaga has copied the Fireworks singer. Have a look at some of the reactions:
Katy Perry got the beat of Swish Swish from an old dance techno song. Lady Gaga’s concept for her new album is old dance techno. All those songs from that era have the same vibe and similar beat. They’re not the same song. They’re both great songs though.
— Jacquelin🐟♓️ (@jacqueling35) May 28, 2020
What's everyone's thoughts on Lady Gaga's new song Sour Candy? It was giving me Katy Perry Swish Swish vibes. pic.twitter.com/kuHRn6Bvjx
— Felipe (@_mefisto73) May 28, 2020
#SwishSwish by Katy Perry ft. Nicky is one of the best hits and now Candy Sour by Lady Gaga has the same sounds and beats. 🙄🙄🙄
— Gabriela SB (@Rogasabra1109) May 28, 2020
— Claudio (@ClarkVolo) May 28, 2020
sour candy….what is this?💀she sounds like a katy perry reject
— VLAD (@vladfenty) May 28, 2020
Is it just me or does the beat in Lady Gaga's Sour Candy remind you of Katy Perry's Swish Swish? Not coming for Gaga. Love her. Just keep accidentally singing "Swish Swish Bish" lol.
— Tyler (@Tylersdaytoday) May 28, 2020
Shameless plagiarism on Lady Gaga's new album Chromatica pt. 2
— BAD BITCH CAME FROM NY (@imabadbitch37) May 28, 2020
However, it turns out that no one is a copy cat here. It’s just that both singers have sampled one song i.e. What They Say by Maya Jane Coles. According to Evening Standard, the Maya Jane Coles’ song has been reworked by numerous stars over the years.
Watch all three songs below:
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga talked about her collaboration with BLACKPINK for the song Sour Candy with Japanese Publication, TV Groove. As translated to English by a fellow BLINK named @intoblackpivk on Twitter, Lady Gaga shared that they were really happy and motivated when I called and asked them for collaboration. Calling it an exciting collaboration, Lady Gaga said that she wanted to celebrate them because she loves powerful women and the feeling was mutual.
Lady Gaga interview ⬇️
(full proper translation on Sour Candy)
— 슈 🍬 (@intoblackpivk) May 27, 2020
What are your thoughts on the whole matter?