Ariana Grande released the video for single “One Last Time” over the weekend and while Arianators were freaking out over a surprise cameo from a former co-star, Australian rockers Safia were worked up for a different reason.
The band took to Facebook to point out the similarities between the pop star’s new video and their six-month old clip for the song “You Are The One.”
Both “One Last Time” and “You Are The One” are single-take, apocalypse-themed videos that start with a young woman exiting a car in a traffic jam...
Running through the chaos...
Passing emergency workers...
Embracing a lover as rocket-like comets fall from the sky...
And sticking it out as the world ends in a romantic, pink-hued fireball.
Director Max Landis then took to Twitter to defend the "One Last Time" video by accusing Safi stealing the concept for their "You Are The One" video from Australian rock group Injured Ninja.
While the Injured Ninja video is yet another traffic jam-centric apocalypse video, the final shot isn't quite the romantic embrace at the end of "You Are The One" and "One Last Time."
Last night, however, the band backed down from their original outrage in a Facebook statement, writing that while "it’s important to stand up for our work... we’re ready to move on."
Yes! They are almost identical in concept and execution.No way! Nobody has a copyright on "videos about the apocalypse" and the clips are totally different.
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What do you think? Was Team Ariana was a little too ~inspired~ by Safia's music video?
vote votesYes! They are almost identical in concept and execution.
vote votesNo way! Nobody has a copyright on "videos about the apocalypse" and the clips are totally different.