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Hyukoh denies copying songs

Korean indie band Hyukoh announced their official position on Friday regarding allegations that the band plagiarized The Whitest Boy Alive’s “1517” and Yumi Zouma’s “Dodi” for their songs “Lonely” and “Panda Bear,” respectively.

“I feel sorry that the artist’s hard work has been put at the center of controversy,” continuing, “Considering the fact that ‘Dodi’ was released in March, it is impossible for the band to have copied Yumi Zouma’s song [as “Panda Bear” was unveiled in January].”

The band’s spokesperson added that “Hyukoh’s ‘Lonely’ has been actually highly acclaimed by Erlend Oye, the leader of The Whitest Boy Alive,” while they were staging for a concert together in March, when the German-Norwegian band visited Korea.

“In fact, ‘Lonely’ was the opening song for the two bands’ concert together.”

Meanwhile, the indie band has gained a huge following after appearing in MBC’s flagship program “Infinite Challenge” in early July. They have since dominated various music charts.
By Jin Min-ji
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