Zedd irked fans of boyband One Direction after posting an Instagram video that highlighted similarities between 1D’s latest hit and his song.
The Russian-German DJ sort-of accused One Direction of stealing part of their latest hit “Drag Me Down” from him, posting a clip that opens with a portion of his own song “True Colors.”
On the clip, a singer belts out “All my life,” the same way One Direction sings the same three words on their own song. Although Zedd didn’t “voice out” his allegations, he did caption his post with a shocked emoji.
Zedd’s “True Colors” appears on his latest album of the same title, which was released back in May. Two months later, around late July, One Direction surprise-released “Drag Me Down”, off their upcoming fifth studio effort.
While hundreds of Directioners have come to the defense of Harry Styles and Co. against Zedd, this isn’t 1D’s first time to have been accused of ripping off other artists’ works. They were previously said copying New Found Glory’s “It’s Not Your Fault” for their 2014 hit “Steal My Girl”, and The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” for 2013’s “Best Song Ever”.
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