X marks the spot!
Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover, has officially arrived. So far, the fan-favorites are “The Man,” “Cruel Summer” and “Paper Rings.” The latter is getting compared to Hilary Duff’s album title track, “Breathe In. Breathe Out.”
After hearing both clips back to back, there’s an undeniable likeness. It’s a point of contention in music right now, because artists are being sued for copyright infringement left and right (hey, Katy).
When you have decades of recorded music, it’s bound to happen. But what’s most interesting about the Taylor x Hilary comparison is that Taylor admitted in the past she loved “BIBO.”
It’s also worth pointing out Swift used the line “X marks the spot where we fell apart” on 2017 Reputation track, “Getaway Car.” It was first used in “BIBO” as well.
Look, we’re not going to make a big deal about this, K? Taylor Swift is stanning Hilary Duff and that’s something I’d like to protect at all costs. And if it’s any consolation, Duff is stanning Lover anyway.
on Getaway Car (2017) Swift "borrowed" the lyric "X Marks the spot where we fell apart…" pic.twitter.com/SKEOkEFlX9— caleb (@calebstark) August 23, 2019
all this might be a case of parallel thinking… except Swift herself admitted to loving the song on her tumblr page shortly after Duff's album was released in 2015 pic.twitter.com/uOeX6tRqQ6— caleb (@calebstark) August 23, 2019