Axwell Λ Ingrosso suspected of allegedly copying ‘Dreamer’ melody

When four-piece Italian band Vanilla Sky released their 8-track EP “Another Lie: Like Home” in 2014, the group would never have imagined that they would be mentioned in the same sentence as Swedish House Mafia legends Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso just four years later. But now, several internet users have pointed out the similarities between Vanilla Sky’s January 2015 track ‘The World Is Yours’ and Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s 2017 release ‘Dreamer.’

Though the Swedish duo first played the track out live during their ADE show at the Heineken Music Hall in October 2016, the track was released in December 2017 with a re-versioned drop. It is not known when the pair first started creating the track in their studio, or if they took any inspiration from the Vanilla Sky production. Though many online users have accused the pair of allegedly ‘copying’ parts of the song, it is important to stress that there is no proof of this, though it must be admitted that several parts of both productions sound very similar – namely the melody, and chord patterns used around the hook.

It is not the first time such controversy has been raised on the internet with many YouTube users previously matching up this 2013 production by ‘Son of A Kid’ to Axwell & Shapov‘s 2016 hit ‘Belong.’



With Vanilla Sky made up of:
Daniele Brian Autore, Vincenzo Mario Cristi, Francesco Sarsano and Jacopo Volpe (with past members including Luca Alessandrelli and Antonio Filippelli)

The writing credits on ‘Dreamer’ list the following:
Axel Hedfors (Axwell), Sebastian Ingrosso, Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare, and Elog Loelv – with the latter responsible for writing credits on hits such as Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ and Zara Larsson’s ‘Carry You Home.’

You can listen to both tracks below, with 1:41 in the Vanilla Sky track, and 1:17 in the Axwell Λ Ingrosso track consisting of the key parts that many have questioned.

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.

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