There’s no shortage of Adele news as of late. There was a stir in media outlets about the songstress after she confirmed her relationship with her boyfriend Rich Paul. Meanwhile, fans are speculating that the singer is all set to release a new song this week. But unfortunately, not all news is good. Adele and her producer have recently been accused of allegedly plagiarizing her hit song, “Million Years Ago.”
“Million Years Ago” is a song from Adele’s third studio album, 25. The sad ballad tells how the singer’s life has changed drastically. It is deeply sentimental and has received critical and commercial acclaim. However, the song is getting some negative attention now. People have started to notice the similarities between this and a classic Brazilian song “Mulheres” or women in English.
Toninho Gerais believes Adele’s song ‘Million Years Ago’ mimics his song ‘Woman’
“Mulheres” was composed by Toninho Geres and the song has been covered by many Brazilian artists. Although Adele released “Million Years Ago” in 2015, Geras didn’t hear the song until 2020. Geres doesn’t follow international pop music, so he didn’t learn to sing until a music producer played it for him.
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in an interview with rolling stone brazilGeras revealed that he was shocked when he first heard “Million Years Ago.” The similarities between the tunes were so similar that Geres assumed the song was his English cover. When he learned that he was not credited on the tune at all, he attempted to contact Adele’s team.
Geres has not received a response from Adele or her team
On February 27, Geres’ attorney sent a letter to Sony Music about his claims. Soon after, they received a reply that Adele and XL Recordings were working on a resolution to the claim. When there was no further response, attorneys sent letters to XL Recordings/Baggers Group, Adele and Greg Kurstin. Kurstin, of course, is the creator of “Million Years Ego”. According to Geres, he has yet to receive a response.
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Greg Kurstin studied Brazilian music
Since “Mulheres” is a very popular song, it’s possible that Kurstin is familiar with it. kurstinso Spotify Profile Turns out she studied Brazilian music. Kurstin even plays berimbau. The berimbau is a traditional instrument often played by Afro-Brazilians. It is possible that he may have been inspired by the tune, unintentionally or unintentionally, when he was producing “Million Years Ago”.
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Geres shared that he hoped to settle the matter amicably. However, as he hasn’t heard from anyone on Adele’s team, his lawyers are preparing to file a lawsuit. Comments on YouTube for “Million Years Ago” have been disabled since the Brazilian media began covering this story. Hopefully, though, the matter can be resolved before things get out of hand.