Brooklyn Band Claims Coldplay Stole Their Melody
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:38:20
Creaky Boards has claimed that Coldplay lifted a melody from "The Songs I Didn't Write" for the title track of Viva la Vida. The Brooklyn band drew a comparison between the two cuts in a YouTube clip, which also notes, "We were flattered when we thought we spotted Chris Martin in the crowd [at our CMJ 2007 show]. He seemed pretty into it! Maybe too into it?"
A Coldplay rep quickly refuted Creaky Boards' suggestion, saying, "Viva La Vida was written and demoed in March 2007, which is more than six months before this band claim Chris went to see them."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff