Ever heard “When I Found You” by Jasmine Rae? It’s a beautiful love song released in 2014 and like many of us, I’ve never heard of it until today. The song was written by two Australians, Sean Carey and Beau Golden, who have just sued Ed Sheeran and three co-writers for “blatantly copying” their song. The copyright infringement song in question isn’t from Ed’s recent blockbuster album, +, but the latest single from Tim McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, “Rest Of Our Life”. At first glance, we roll our eyes and think another trumped up lawsuit to get cash quick. But it’s pretty obvious that these two songs have a very similar pattern and song structure. Just the piano introduction alone is identical and quickly you notice the same emotional approach to the chorus. Both songs happen to be ultra-romantic but hearing them back-to-back it does ring a little too familiar.
“WHEN I FOUND YOU” Jasmine Rae
Don’t expect this suit to go away quickly, the Australian duo hired attorney Richard Busch, an expert in copyright infringement cases. Remember when Robin Thicke was sued for “Blurred Lines” ripping off Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up”? Busch won that case and also sued Ed Sheeran for his song “Photograph”. The current lawsuit is seeking $5 million dollars and an injunction to have the McGraw/Hill song PERMANENTLY blocked! Here’s the two songs side by side, what do you think?
“THE REST OF OUR LIFE” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill