Anyone with a pair of ears can tell that these two songs do indeed sound similar. But are they TOO similar? Neither artist is commenting on these allegations at this point, and it doesn’t seem likely that any disparaging words will ever be said between the two when someone finally does decide to comment. As amusing as it would be to see Katy and Sara begin to enter into a public beef over the sonic similarities between “Brave” and “Roar,” we just don’t see these two ever coming to blows (physical, verbal or otherwise). All we know at this point is that this “controversy” has been good exposure for Sara Bareilles, her terrific new LP (The Blessed Unrest) and its lead single: Sources tell us that sales of “Brave” —which has sold 394,000 copies to date, and sat at #58 on last week’s SoundScanner chart— have increased by nearly 100% since the release of “Roar.”
So, what do you think?
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