Justin Bieber and Skrillex are accuzed for presumably copying some elements of their single “Sorry.” Casey Dienel, who produces music as White Hinterland, has started a lawsuit against the pop singer, his director and the song’s co-writers declaring that they took the vocal melody from her 2014 song “Ring The Bell.”
Based on TMZ, Dienel states the “unique characteristics of the female vocal riff” of her track are clearly heard in the first eight seconds of the “Purpose” song and then repeated six times in the course of the track. She also states she tried to get in touch with Bieber’s band in December concerning the issue but no one responded.
If you hear the two tracks side-by-side, there is no doubt the resemblances of the vocal bit in question, mainly taking into consideration that it opens both tracks. Thus, the only question seems to be whether this was coincidental or special.