5 member band, FT Island, gets involved in plagiarism issues.
Some netizens pointed out that “Bing Bing Bing“, song from FT Island’s 3rd album, resembles English band, McFly’s “Five Colours In Her Hair“. However, it was said that the composer for “Bing Bing Bing” is HOONY and the song is genuinely original.
According to the tele-conversation with Newsen on 10th August, spokesperson from FT Island’s management company explained that, “We have checked with the composer. The guitar riffs for both songs are similar and that’s what caused the misunderstanding.”
The spokesperson also said that, “Just like how in most Bossanova songs, the guitar riffs are similar, Rock ‘n’ Roll is also the same,” he explained, “The melody is different. It’s just the guitar riffs that feels similar.”
FT Island is currently promoting their title song “Barae”.
Source: Newsen + ying1005 @ primanoona (translation)