Ed Sheeran thinks the claim he ripped off a Marvin Gaye classic is total bs.
Sheeran was sued nearly 2 years ago for allegedly jacking party of Gaye’s song “Let’s Get It On” for his track, “Thinking Out Loud” and after some legal back and forth, Ed’s finally fighting back.
Ed claims the alleged similarities between the two songs are simply because the chord progressions and drum patterns are “extremely commonplace” in the music world.
According to the docs, the similar elements of “Let’s Get It On” are unprojectable, public domain elements.
He also claims there are little to no similarities when it comes to the vocals and song structures.
Sheeran claims the woman suing him on behalf of the late Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the tune with Gaye, has no right to do so because, while she might be Townsend’s biological daughter, she was adopted by others at birth.
Sheeran claims this means under California law, she has no standing in the case.