Ga-In, who some of you will recognize as either one part of the iconic K-pop group, Brown Eyed Girls, or for her hilariously salacious role in PSY’s “Gentleman” video, recently returned to the music scene with a new solo single, “Truth or Dare.”
The funky throwback cheekily takes aim at gossip-mongers and the effects that rumours have on celebrities, but it’s not the lyrical content that’s catching the song some attention right now.
“Truth or Dare,” written and composed by the hitmaking K-pop duo of Lee Min Soo and Kim Eana, sounds a lot like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” — and we mean a lot. They’re almost the same song, with only a few minor differences separating the two.
Of course, “Blurred Lines” isn’t exactly original, either. Last year, Marvin Gaye’s family sued Thicke and Pharrell for copyright infringement, claiming that the record-breaking hit (which is now one of the biggest songs in Billboard history) copied the music from Gaye’s 1977 single, “Got to Give It Up.”
However, one person who doesn’t seem bothered by the similarities between the songs is Ga-In herself, who slyly references Thicke’s hit in the music video for “Truth or Dare” by posing alongside some balloons that spell out the song’s title — the same kind of balloons that spelled out “ROBIN THICKE HAS A BIG DICK” in “Blurred Lines”.
Is Ga-In just trying to save face by playing off “Truth or Dare” as a “Blurred Lines” homage, or is the reference something deeper, like some meta plagiarism-within-plagiarism commentary?
Check it out below and let us know what you think.
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