Nana Ouyang Under Suspicion of Plagiarism

To celebrate her big 20 next week, Taiwanese artiste and professional cellist Nana Ouyang (歐陽娜娜) announced yesterday that she will be releasing her debut English-language EP NANA I under Sony Music Entertainment. Following the announcement, she dropped the lyric video of her first co-written single “The Best For You”—but the single hasn’t been exactly well-received.

It hasn’t even been one full day since the single’s new drop, and comments are flooding in about the song’s similarities with a few western songs, notably Camila Cabello’s “This Love”, Julia Michaels’ “Heaven”, and the most obvious of them all, “Trampoline” by SHAED.

Netizens feel divided about Nana’s new song, expressing that the song sounds too similar to the above singles. “This song sounds similar to many songs, but it’s not the same,” one said. Another netizen commented, “Turns out that I’m not the only one who thinks this song is basically a combination of all those songs.” One netizen pointed out that there are jarring similarities between “The Best For You” and “Trampoline”, saying sarcastically, “You really narrowed down the quintessential elements of ‘Trampoline’ in your song.”

Speaking about singer-songwriter debut, Nana said she completed the writing process of “The Best For You” in only 15 minutes. “Originally I wanted to write a triple meter (in which there are three beats per measure) song, but I feel that would be quite difficult to do. Sometimes, it’s really hard to express what you want in your heart. But the producer and our guitarist were able to really understood what I wanted.”


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    1. @hohliu she wanted to portray that she can write and sing. Didn’t know trampoline, so when I first heard the best for you, I’m like actually quite good. Then went n checked out trampoline and wow, really, the beat, the fast and slow, this background music they do, everything is mirror to the T! But hey goblin’s famous piece also mirror this famous song, and the writer was adamant he didn’t copy it \-0-/

      1. @littlefish Hard to draw a line between inspiration and copying….There is no case against her legally but it just does not look good on her….But the arrogance of 15mins is too much even for me..
        15mins to copy and rearrange notes, I believe.

      2. @hohliu haha. If you can write something that fast, it usually means you either consciously or unconsciouly copief something. Reminds me of the story of Paul McCartney sending one of his songs to a bunch of producers and asking them if it sounded like something, because he thought he unconsciously copied another song because he said the song came from a dream he had.

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