Franz Ferdinand Frontman Accuses Pharrell of Plagiarism: 'If you want to borrow a riff, just ask'


Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos took to Twitter on Friday to call out the similarities between the Pharrell-produced Paloma Faith track “Can’t Rely on You,” and his band’s 2004 hit song “Take Me Out.”

Kapranos points out the guitar riff in both songs, suggesting that Pharrell straight up copied it. 

Pharrell has yet to respond to Kapranos’ tweet.

Take a listen to both songs below and decide for yourself. Do they sound similar?

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