Did Katy Perry Steal Sara Bareilles’ Song?

It’s possible! Here’s all the evidence we have.

1. Here’s Katy Perry’s new song, “Roar.”

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2. And this is Sara Bareilles’ song, “Brave.”

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3. Notice any similarities?

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4. Now listen to the two tracks layered over each other:

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5. The similarities cannot be ignored. So what’s the deal, Katy?

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6. Back in May, Katy Perry tweeted her love of Bareilles’ song.

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7. And here are the two hanging out in December 2012.

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8. So maybe it was a respectful, subconscious theft on Perry’s part.

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9. But still, why didn’t anyone in Perry’s camp realize the similarities in the singles?

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10. In the end, Sara doesn’t seem too upset about the whole ordeal.

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11. She was actually really, really cool about it:

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12. Advantage? Bareilles.

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