Adele accused of stealing indie artist’s style for new album ’30’


An artist named Xiomara claims that 7 songs from the British star’s 15-track album are similar to her songs from her self-written and self-produced album ‘Sistas’.

AceShowbiz – An unsigned artist named Xiomara is not a fan of Adelethe new album “30”. The indie artist claimed the ‘Easy on Me’ hitmaker copied her sound and image and even used her as a muse for his latest album.

Taking to her Twitter account, Xiomara shared a video comparing Adele’s “Hold On” to her own song called “Barbara”, which was released on July 16. Insinuating that the British star stole her style, Xiomara wrote in the caption, “Hold tf on #Adele…NOT COOL.”

Not stopping there, the indie artist claimed it wasn’t the only song Adele allegedly copied from hers. She believed 7 15-track songs “30” were similar to his songs from his self-written and self-produced album “Sistas”.

In a separate tweet, Xiomara accused Adele of stealing her fashion aesthetic. She shared a picture of Adele donning an orange turtleneck and leather jacket for the “30” promotional photo. The look was identical to what she wore on Instagram on March 13, 2020.

His tweets drew mixed reactions from Twitter users. Some people rallied around Xiomara, with one writing, “Xiomara is a black indie singer and songwriter who has documented on her the glaring ‘inspiration’ Adele has taken on this new album. Lyrics, melodies, visuals. C is undeniably similar and she must name and pay @graceboogie.”

Another person tweeted, “If these albums were both in the works at the same time at any time before completion, it’s very possible that a few tracks were referenced because someone in R&D stumbled across them. I wouldn’t be sitting, it’s Adele’s f**k up, but it’s her team.” Someone else said, “@Adele and her team stole a lot of musical concepts, flaws and chords from a black artist named Xiomara. And let’s just say I’m not fine.”

However, others defended the “Someone Like You” singer. “The chord progressions and style of music aren’t even unique to Adele or Xiomara. You could find tons of artists with similar songs and themes 30 years ago. Plus, Xiomara songs aren’t even that similar to Adele’s,” one fan said.

Slamming Xiomara, someone else wrote, “What lyrics are the same? I listened to both albums. Only maybe one chord in one song is similar and that’s the typical chord of a song like that, so I’m really confused here. We take artistic theft seriously, especially stealing from POC, but I just don’t hear it.”

Adele has yet to comment on the accusations.

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