Sleigh Bells have accused Demi Lovato of ripping off two of their songs on her new album, Confident. The song in question is bonus track “Stars” and the duo of Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss claim that it samples both “Infinity Guitars” and “Riot Rhythm.” Songwriting credits include Lovato, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha, and Alexander Kronlund, with production credits courtesy of Falk and Rami. “Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for ‘Stars’ but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those,” their tweet reads. I usually take these kinds of accusations with a grain of salt, but that identical drums/handclap combo is pretty damning. Compare and contrast below:
.@ddlovato Demi Lovato flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for "Stars" but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those.
— SLEIGH BELLS (@sleighbells) November 2, 2015
UPDATE: Producers Carl Falk and Rami have issued the following statement:
We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song Stars. Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line.