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‘I thought it was Blackbird!’: Harry Styles faces backlash as music fans compare Sweet Creature to Beatles hit – Mirror Online

‘I thought it was Blackbird!’: Harry Styles faces backlash as music fans compare Sweet Creature to Beatles hit – Mirror Online

‘I thought it was Blackbird!’: Harry Styles faces backlash as music fans compare Sweet Creature to Beatles hit – Mirror Online
May 05
09:29 2017

His self-titled debut album is one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the year.But while many are utterly delighted with his latest soulful, pop-meets-indie offerings, Harry Styles has also been at the heart of a musical backlash. Having just debuted the third track from his solo effort, Sweet Creature, the 23-year-old One Direction star has been accused of copying The Beatles; with fans calling him out on the similarities between his new offering and Blackbird.

The distinct riff for Blackbird (penned by Sir Paul McCartney), which was released on 1968’s The Beatles, appears to have been an influence on the melodic and stripped-back Sweet Creature.

Singling out the tickling acoustic guitar intro, many fans were quick to take to social media and point out that Harry had appeared to heavily copy Sir Paul’s music.

“Everytime I hear Harry Styles “Sweet Creature” I just think it sounds like a knockoff of ‘Blackbird’,” wrote @LaurenSarah8.

@nataliec176 tweeted a similar opinion, writing: “Sweet creature by harry styles is like a chord off from Blackbird by the Beatles. I thought it was gonna be a cover for the first 3 seconds.”

While other were slightly more scathing, with @perhcps tweeting: “Sweet creature sounds like blackbird by the beatles wow harry styles really f***ing wants me to f***ing die [sic].”

However, other fans were more complementary in there comparisons. One fan, @alwaysmanifest, opined:

Source: ‘I thought it was Blackbird!’: Harry Styles faces backlash as music fans compare Sweet Creature to Beatles hit – Mirror Online

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