Adele bitch accused of copying
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, singer songwriter Sia Furler has opened up about what it’s like working with Queen Bey and Adele. In Beyoncé’s case it’s basically like writing camp. “She flies us all in and puts us all up,” explains the Chandelier singer, “We all live in a house together — like five producers and five topline writers. She visits each room and will contribute and let us know what she’s feeling and what she’s not feeling.” With Adele, on the other hand, the process is very different. “She’s extremely talented, so it was really easy,” Sia said of her time working on Adele’s killer comeback album 25. “It’s funny because both of us are quite dominant because we are both skilful at our jobs of song writing or singing… When I work with artists, I basically check my ego at the door and I become their bitch, and I’m completely comfortable in that role.” However, it’s not always as easy. She quit after an hour’s session with Katy Perry (“I was like, ‘Can we both agree this doesn’t work? Like our whole song writing dynamic?’ And she was like, ‘I love it. It’s like a puzzle to me. It’s like a crossword.’ And I was like, ‘But this is boring for me. The analysis is totally boring for me. It feels like the enemy of creativity.”) while other times Rihanna and Kanye simply wouldn’t even turn up to the studio. Not that it really bothers Sia, in fact her forthcoming album is composed mostly out of songs that her a-list clients passed on, “I feel like they’re hits, but nobody wanted them,” she says “So I thought, ‘Let’s see, as an experiment, if I’m right.'” We can’t wait for the album to finally be released in January.
Adele accused of copying late Kurdish singer on new album track
Adele’s ‘Million Years Ago’ has been compared with ‘Acilara Tutunmak (Clinging To Pain)’ by Ahmet Kaya – hear the two songs now.
Kaya was a well-known singer from Turkey who was popular in the mid-1980s. He died in Paris in 2000, where he had been living in exile for a year.
Many of his fans have taken to social media to point out the similarities between the songs. One wrote: “Adele’s Million Years Ago is identical to extradited Kurdish legend Ahmet Kaya’s Acilara Tutunmak – please credit him!”.
One Turkish music critic, Naim Dilmener, has acknowledged that the two tracks bear resemblance but “not too much” to suggest that Adele “deliberately” plagiarised Kaya’s composition.
As reported by the Metro, Dilmener told the Anadolu news agency: “I don’t think Adele listened to Ahmet Kaya’s song and copied it deliberately.” He also said that Kaya’s song was an “easy tune to figure out”.
Kaya’s widow, Gulten Kaya, also stated that it was unlikely that Adele had purposely copied the song.
“However, if she consciously did it, then it would be theft,” she added to Turkish newspaper Posta.
NME has approached a press representative of Adele for a comment but has yet to receive a response.
Meanwhile, Coldplay and Adele are in a UK album-chart battle for this week’s Number One spot.
Current midweek chart figures have Chris Martin’s band on course to pip Adele to the top spot with their seventh LP ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ by just 2,000 combined sales.
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