Katy Perry has a background in Christian music herself – her parents wouldn’t so much as let her listen to a secular song until she was well into her teens – so a new lawsuit filed against her is semi-ironic. Apparently her song ‘Dark Horse’ is a little too close to a gospel song called ‘Joyful Noise’ that came out five years ago, and now the people who wrote it want some $$$ for their trouble.
The suit was filed by an artist known as Flame — along with other singers. They say Perry not only hijacked their religious music … she also destroyed their reputation in the Christian music world … because they’re now associated with the anti-Christian witchcraft and imagery that appears in the “Dark Horse” music video.
They’re suing for damages … and want Perry to stop using any form of their music … stat.
I mean… it is INCREDIBLY similar in the beat, but the beat itself isn’t necessarily anything unique, and Katy’s builds and moves away from all of that quickly, so I’m torn. Plus, all music is derivative, so do we really think she was even aware of this song?
What do you think? Should she have to pay up?