Fans are creating a stink about the similarities between the songs
Katy Perry's leaked single is the least of her problems on Monday.
Fans are making a stink on social media about similarities between the new song, "Roar," to Sara Bareilles' "Brave."
Adding fuel to the fire is Perry's tweet in May in which she wrote, "I heart you @Sarabareilles" with a link to the former "The Sing-Off" judge's video for "Brave."
Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery in this case? Critics are pointing out the similarities in the melody, the use of piano and, of course, there is the empowerment messages in both anthems.
Here's a sample of what's being said on Twitter:
I'd quite like Sara Bareilles to sue Katy Perry for all she's worth but A) it probably wouldn't work and B) she's far too nice to do that.
– Tim Doble (@BetterThanToday) August 12, 2013
– Colleen (@LuckyBeans17) August 10, 2013
Lol omg Katy Perry's new song really DOES sound like Sara B's Brave. Weird. The beginning especially.
– Amy (@amyheartsoliver) August 10, 2013
These kind of comparisons have occurred before. In fact, Lady Gaga – whose new single was also leaked over the weekend – had been accused of copying Madonna's hit "Express Yourself" with "Born This Way."
Compare "Roar" to "Brave" for yourself below.