Does Ariana Grande’s new single rip off another song? Fans of rising electronica producer Mura Musa have been comparing his 2015 song.
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“Firefly” to Ariana’s “Be Alright,” off her upcoming album Dangerous Woman, ever since its live premiere when she hosted and performed on Saturday Night Live.
“yeah I didn’t produce that ariana grande track,” he said in a now-deleted tweet, according to Breathe Heavy. To call “Be Alright” a carbon copy of “Firefly” would be a stretch, since Ariana’s vocal melodies are different from the latter’s featured vocalist Nao’s.
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But that key distinction can take a second to register, because the first minute or so of each song — with those xylophone notes, the snaps, that hiccup of processed vocals and even the timing of that beat drop — sounds practically the same.
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Hear both songs and compare for yourself below.