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Terror Jr Calls Out Fifth Harmony For Stealing Their Sound

Terror Jr

Is 5H's new single, "Down," a rip-off? 

Terror Jr, the alt-pop band many once believed was secretly fronted by Kylie Jenner, has called out Fifth Harmony's new single, "Down," suggesting that it sounds uncomfortably similar to their own song, "Come First."

Lifted off Terror Jr's 2016 album, Bop City, "Come First" is a minimal synth-driven track with production that bears noticeable similarities to 5H's Gucci Mane-assisted song. Beyond its sparse pulsating instrumental, the chorus of "Down" mimics "Come First" almost exactly.

Many fans have noted that Terror Jr's music sounds a lot like 5H's 7/27 single, "Work From Home," which was released in February, 2016--months before "Come First" dropped later that July. The two groups don't share producers, though "Work From Home" and "Down" were both co-written by Joshua Coleman (Kesha, Britney Spears, Beyonce).

Fellow pop star and Mad Decent signee LIZ joined the conversation today, arguing that "Work From Home" took inspiration from her three-year-old track, "Don't Say," featuring Tyga. When a fan asked her if it's usually the pop stars responsible for stealing ideas, LIZ said that A&Rs, producers and songwriters are typically the culprits.

Terror Jr released a new song this week, called "Appreciation," which will appear on Bop City 2. Much like "Come First," the group's latest is a bouncy, repetitious summer single that, after a few drinks, could pass as something by 5H. Listen to "Appreciation," here, and compare the two songs in question, below.

"Come First" by Terror Jr

"Down" by Fifth Harmony

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