Olivia Rodrigo has insisted all musicians are impressed by “artists who’ve come earlier than them”.
Again in August, representatives from Warner Chappell Music revealed Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams and former guitarist Joshua Farro had been added as co-writers on the Bitter hitmaker’s monitor, Good 4 U, after plenty of followers known as out similarities between the tune and the rock group’s 2007 track Distress Enterprise.
Addressing the track copying allegations throughout an interview for the October 2021 difficulty of Teen Vogue journal, Olivia maintained that she got here up with the lyrics and melody for Good 4 U “one morning within the bathe”, however admitted that the subject of copyright inside the music trade is a “tough” one.
“What’s so lovely about music is that it may be so impressed by music that is come out up to now,” she said. “Each single artist is impressed by artists who’ve come earlier than them. It is kind of a enjoyable, lovely sharing course of. Nothing in music is ever new. There’s 4 chords in each track. That is the enjoyable half – making an attempt to make that your personal.”
Elsewhere within the chat, Olivia famous that she tries to not get distracted by the controversy and is as a substitute targeted on shifting ahead.
“I believe it is disappointing to see individuals take issues out of context and discredit any younger lady’s work,” the 18-year-old added. “However on the finish of the day, I am simply actually proud and joyful to say that my job is being a songwriter … All music is impressed by one another.”