Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson talk stealing rifts!
HARRY AND LOUIS TALK STEALING RIFTS!
Two of One Direction have responded to questions that link some of their work to older songs.
‘Live While We’re Young’ the boys new single has been likened to The Clash’s 1982 classic ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ – especially the opening rifts.
‘What Makes You Beautiful’ has also been likened to Grease‘s ‘Summer Nights’,
When asked about the Clash’s similarity Harry Styles actually brought up ‘WMYB’ – “It’s a bit like the first single where the opening riff sounds similar to a certain film.”
Louis Tomlinson also raised the point that all songs remind you of something else..
He pondered: “I assume it must be quite difficult to do a unique riff now because there have been so many songs – surely there’s only so many riffs you can pull out?”
Styles then said – ”It was kind of on purpose though. It’s a great riff, so.”
Fair enough…drawing on inspirations isn’t a bad thing!