How similar is Katy Perry’s new hit “Roar” to Sara Bareilles’ recent single “Brave"?
Similar enough to have some fans crying ripoff after she roared to #1 this week.
"Brave" merited a tweet from Perry at the time of its release this year, as Katy included a link to the video with a message that read “I heart you @sarabareilles."
More than a few of the 3,500,000 Katy Perry "Roar" listeners on YouTube have noted its similarities to Bareilles' song in key, tempo and loping beat.
Listen to them both above and see what you think ...
For her part, as soon as listeners started speculating, Bareilles tweeted her reaction: “All love, everybody. All love,” followed by a string of heart emoticons.
Perry's "Roar" lyric video, of course, is emoticon-tastic ... something Sara no doubt observed, and subtly referenced as a means of quashing the non-feud.
"Roar" is #1 on iTunes, beating out Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Lady Gaga's "Applause," at least until Gaga fans provide enough sexual favors.