Pharrell denies copying Marvin Gaye's song for 'Blurred Lines'
Pharrell Williams has denied he copied Marvin Gaye's song 'Got to Give It Up' for creating the 2013 hit 'Blurred Lines'.
Los Angele: Pharrell Williams has denied he copied Marvin Gaye's song 'Got to Give It Up' for creating the 2013 hit 'Blurred Lines'.
The producer said he was trying to evoke the feel of the late singer's music but did not copy his work when he created the 'Blurred Lines' for Robin Thicke, reported Ace Showbiz.
Williams wrote the song's music and lyric almost all by himself. Thicke has previously admitted that he had almost zero contribution to the track, saying he often showed up at the studio while being drunk and high on drugs.
In the March 4 trial, Williams said he grew up listening to Gaye's songs. When asked if he recognised similarities between the two songs, the Grammy-winning hitmaker said, "Feel, but not infringement.
"I must've been channelling that feeling, that late '70s feeling. Sometimes when you look back on your past work, you see echoes of people. But that doesn't mean that's what you were doing."