April 30th, 2014
Paramore fans were up in arms yesterday after Justin Bieber released the single artwork for his new track We Were Born For This, which bears a striking resemblance to Paramore’s 2007 album art for Riot. These things happen all the time. Heck, even Paramore’s Riot looks awfully similar to No Doubt’s 2001 Rock Steady record. But, I’m getting off track.
Exhibit A: Paramore’s Riot Album Cover
Exhibit B: Justin Bieber’s We Were Born For This Cover
It’s not the worst rip off we’ve seen in pop music, heck, this week, but I can still see how an argument can be made that Bieber’s album cover is a littttttle too close for comfort to Paramore’s Riot work. Thankfully, before this becomes an all out Beliebers versus…Paramorics(?), the trio is responding in the most playful way possible.
Exhibit C: Justin Bieber’s Believe Album Cover
Exhibit D: Paramore’s Ain’t It Funny Album Cover