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[Photos via Hot Mulligan/Jake Weber, Charli XCX/Spotify]

2020 has been a big year for both Charli XCX and Hot Mulligan. Back in May, Charli XCX dropped her album how i’m feeling now while Hot Mulligan debuted you’ll be fine in March.

As it turns out, both albums being released in 2020 isn’t the only similarity they share. This week, Hot Mulligan brought to light that two of their songs sound quite similar to each other. Now, the band are sharing their thoughts on if they think a chord progression for “BCKYRD” was lifted in Charli XCX’s “enemy.”

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On Wednesday, Hot Mulligan shared a brief tweet with two photos of their song “BCKYRD” and Charli XCX’s “enemy.”

Naturally, the lack of information in the tweet quickly left a lot of people confused on the social media platform.

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Shortly after the tweet, Hot Mulligan followed up and noted that they hear a similarity in the chord progression of both songs. Although the chord progression isn’t a direct lift from “BCKYRD,” it was close enough for Hot Mulligan to notice.

“I’m not insinuating the chord progression was lifted or that we invented it (lmao),” the tweet says. “They’re not even the same in the first place, just similar.”

Hot Mulligan go on to say that it’s unlikely Charli XCX has even heard their song. As well, the two songs would probably make for a killer mashup.

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“I doubt Charli has heard our song in the first place. I just like the progression and her song is awesome. That’s all. It could be an interesting mashup though.”

On the surface level, both songs appear to be very different. However, if you listen closely, you can hear a slight similarity between both the guitar and bass progressions in each track.

Hot Mulligan’s “BCKYRD” and Charli XCX’s “enemy” can both be streamed below. Give them a listen and let us know if you hear the similarities below.

Do you think the songs sound similar? Let us know in the comments below.