On Monday, news quickly spread that Disclosure and Alunageorge were being sued for stealing lyrics from a relatively unknown songwriter, Katie Farrah Sopher.
The lawsuit claimed that Katie originally wrote the lyrics to “You and Me,” “White Noise,” “Attracting Flies” and “Latch” and were used without permission. Her story is that her ex stole her notebook and sent it to the UK where Disclosure resides. The lawsuit that was filed was for the amount of £200,000 in compensation.
Despite Katie's ex already denying those allegations, Disclosure responded by stating “just to be clear, all allegations made against us to do with this subject are completely false.”
Here is how Disclosure responded in full:
Just wanted to post a little something for our fans who may have read the blogs in the last couple of days and help clear up some speculation that has been circulating, to do with whether or not we wrote the lyrics to some of our songs.
Firstly we want to make it very clear that every Disclosure song we have put our names to has been written by us. We sometimes write lyrics and melodies along-side whoever the featured singer may be (i.e. Sam, Eliza etc) and the great Mr. Jimmy Napes, but that is it. When we do, we always make sure everyone gets proper credit. We take great pride in our self sufficiency, our work and the way we work, and it's incredibly frustrating when someone tries to take that away from us, by claiming we stole even one word or one note of our music from anyone.
We’d much rather be working on more music than commenting on these type of things, but it felt like we had no choice…
So, just to be clear, all allegations made against us to do with this subject are completely false, as anyone we have ever worked with will back up. We didn't get into this industry to steal other people's ideas and we haven’t – we are musicians, artists and producers.
In better news… Album 2 is niiiiicely underway!