Ed Sheeran may be sitting atop iTunes with his comeback single, ‘Bad Habits’ (released June 25), but Twitter suggests he’s also #1 on another table as well: the sh*tlist of The Weeknd fans.
Look inside to see how the GRAMMY-winning Brit is being pelted with claims of ‘copycatting.’
Much like The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) and his accompanying ‘After Hours’ era, Sheeran’s return to the music scene saw him showcasing aesthetics much different from that of his previous.
And while it’s not uncommon for artists to switch up their appearances to match an era’s theme, some fans of Tesfaye gave Ed’s latest cut – ‘Bad Habits’ – a side-eye once they clocked how ‘similar’ concepts and visuals from the tune’s music video were to those found aboard Canadian hitmaker’s ‘Blinding Lights.’
Primarily comparing the crooners’ apparel (i.e. suit & tie) and darker appeals, some even argued the 80’s-inspired sonic makeup of ‘Habits’ was too close to ‘Lights’ to be coincidental.
See what we mean below:
Watch ‘Bad Habits’ below and tell us if you agree.