A week ago Bruno Mars’ second album was released. The album became the fastest selling solo album of 2012, and quickly received lots of acclaim, positive and negative. A.V. Club rated it a C+, the Guardian was a little bit more lenient and granted it three stars. During all critiques though, nobody questioned Mars’s professionalism, except for one artist.
Two days after the release of ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’, French producer Breakbot openly questioned the originality of one of Bruno’s new songs, Treasure, which, according to him, has much resemblance with one of his own songs: Baby I’m Yours of his ‘By Your Side’ album. Breakbot isn’t making a big fuzz (yet), but is clearly expecting a reaction.
Comparing both songs it’s clear what Breakbot’s getting at. The refrains sound pretty similar, but the rest of the song is just different. Also, it’s not like Bruno stole Breakbot’s brilliant melody. Disco’s just winning terrain in pop-music and Mars’ Treasure is a consequence of that. Maybe that’s why Bruno Mars decided not to answer the French DJ, or is it because his Twitter-account is obviously run by his management? Considering all this, it might be better that Breakbot isn’t making the resemblance bigger than just a tweet (yet).
Do you want to compare the two songs yourself? Check them both here:
Written by Peter Buurman.