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.
Hey @Pharrell – I love your tunes.
If you want to borrow a riff, just ask… https://t.co/UInlWYxcKg
— alex kapranos (@alkapranos) January 31, 2014
Pharrell has yet to respond to Kapranos’ tweet.
Take a listen to both songs below and decide for yourself. Do they sound similar?