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Does Katy Perry's 'Roar' rip off Sara Bareilles?

Katy Perry at the world premiere of "The

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Does Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” (Capitol) sound familiar? Those laid-back, “Hard Knock Life”-like synths, the midtempo rhythm track, the sweeping production on the chorus – it all sounds an awful lot like Sara Bareilles’ recent single “Brave,” which arrived four months ago.

The Internet is now teeming with side-by-side comparisons, though this version from Portkey’s Tumblr, which beat...

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