March 22, 2023

Weeknd Off the Hook: Yeasayer Drops Lawsuit

The Weeknd is off the financial hook. In February of 2020, the band Yeasayer filed a lawsuit against the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Doc McKinney and Frank Dukes [producers], UMG, Interscope, Aftermath, and Top Dawg Entertainment for alleged copyright infringement. Yeasayer [a band from Brooklyn] claimed that the song “Pray for Me” contained a “distinctive choral performance” and “male voices singing in their highest registers, with animated, pulsing vibrato,” similar to their own song, “Sunrise.”

Check out the tracks below:

Yeasayer has just voluntarily dismissed their claim and, according to New York federal court documents, “confirmed to their satisfaction that no copyright infringement occurred.”

What do you think? Do you hear sue-worthy similarities? Comment below.

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