Zedd Suggests One Direction's 'Drag Me Down' Copies His 'True Colors'

The Russian-German DJ faces backlash from fans after he posts on Instagram a video highlighting the similarities between the British boyband's latest hit and his song.

AceShowbiz - %cZedd% has seemingly accused %cOne Direction% of stealing part of their latest hit "Drag Me Down" from him. The DJ pointed out the similarities between the boyband's single and his song "True Colors" in an Instagram video he shared earlier this week.

The short clip opens with a portion of Zedd's track. A singer is heard belting out, "All my life," the same way One Direction sings the same three words on their own song. The Russian-German musician didn't say anything about the striking resemblance, but he captioned his Instagram post with a shocked emoji.


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Zedd's "True Colors" appears on his latest album of the same title that was released back in May, about two months before One Direction surprise-released "Drag Me Down", off their upcoming fifth studio effort, in late July.

A lot of Directioners have come to the defense of %cHarry Styles% and Co. since Zedd posted the comparison video. They argued that the same three words and similar melody on both songs were not enough for the DJ to call out the group.

This is hardly the British four-piece's first time to have been accused of ripping off other artists' works. They were previously said copying %cNew Found Glory%'s "It's Not Your Fault" for their 2014 hit "Steal My Girl", and %cThe Who%'s "Baba O'Riley" for 2013's "Best Song Ever".

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