Maroon 5 sarcastically calls out The 1975 for using similar record artwork, which garners biting response from British band’s frontman
Maroon 5 called out The 1975 for using cover art for their new single that looks similar to the first album by the Adam Levine fronted group, which didn’t get by the British band’s singer without a biting reply.
It all started when Maroon 5 used a heavy dose of sarcasm when they tweeted the two covers, side-by-side, to get a reaction.
‘Hey @the1975, you guys big ‘Kara’s Flowers’ fans?’ they wrote.
Kara’s Flowers was Maroon 5’s original band name until 2001.
War of words! Maroon 5 called out The 1975 for using similar cover artwork as their first album, which got a biting response from the singer of the British band
In response, The 1975 frontman, Matt Healy, sounded as if he didn’t even know the identity of Kara’s Flowers, while also adding in a four-letter jab.
‘I don’t know what the f**k that is but I love that song about being in a phone box or whatever it is,’ Healy tweeted.
Healy was referencing the Maroon 5’s 2012 song Payphone, featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, that was the lead single to their fourth studio album, Overexposed.
First jab! Maroon 5 (formerly Kara’s Flowers until 2001) used a heavy dose of sarcasm when they tweeted the two covers, side-by-side, to get a reaction
Take that! In response, The 1975 frontman, Matt Healy, sounded as if he didn’t even know the identity of Kara’s Flowers, while also adding in a four-letter jab
The 1997 Kara’s Flowers album, The Fourth World, and the promotional artwork for The 1975’s tune Me & You Together Song have similar style head-shots and a near identical color scheme.
Many of those who replied on Twitter took jabs at the Maroon 5 tweet.
‘Didn’t know you guys were the art police omg,’ one person wrote, along with two promo pics that also looked similar to Maroon 5’s. One was artwork for the 1995 coming-of-age film Kids and the other was for Hot Chelle Rae’s 2011 album Whatever.
Someone else tweeted: ‘literally no one knows what kara’s flowers is,’ and another posted, ‘You’ve made yourselves look like fools but whatever.’
Deja vu: Many people hit back at Maroon 5, including this tweet that showed similar artwork from the 1995 film kids and Hot Chelle Rae’s 2011 album Whatever
Huge! Maroon 5 has been wildly successful, selling 120 records since changing its name
Original Maroon 5 members Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick first came together as Kara’s Flowers in 1994.
After being dropped by their record label, they re-emerged as Maroon 5 in 2001 , with a different musical direction and new member, James Valentine.
The band has since gone on to the top of the music industry, selling more than 120 million records world-wide.
Formed in 2002, The 1975 broke out with their self-titled debut album in 2013, behind the the success of three songs — Sex, Chocolate and Robber — that all reached number one in the UK.
They have since released two more successful album, with a fourth coming in April 2020.
British chart toppers: The 1975 broke out with their self-titled debut album in 2013, behind three hit songs — Sex, Chocolate and Robber; pictured is singer Matt healy in July 2019
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