Norwegian prog band Maraton have pointed out some very uncanny similarities between an Imagine Dragons cover artwork and one of their own. The band’s artwork for their single “Blood Music” looks damn near identical to Imagine Dragons’ cover image for “Bad Liar”.
Check out the similarities, below.
Maraton’s single was released in February of 2018, with Imagine Dragons dropping their track in November of the same year.
The similarities between the two pieces of artwork are impossible to dispute considering it’s the exact same image, just in different colors.
Despite the undeniable shared artwork, Maraton released a statement revealing they had purchased the artwork from an artists called Beeple_crap, but had no deal giving them exclusive rights to the photo.
“It might have come to everyone’s attention that IMAGINE DRAGONS and MARATON has the same cover for our singles? [Which] one is cooler?” the band writes on their Facebook post.
“Here’s the story: Instagram is a wonderful place for art. We bought our artwork from an incredible artist called Beeple_crap. We contacted him and asked him if we could buy the rights of using these photos for our singles and album. After much consideration we found 5 pieces that really suited our music perfectly.
It is really not cheap to be a musician these days, and our budget was not something to brag about. We payed a one time fee for using his art, and did not think much more of it.
Suddenly we saw that Imagine dragons had a new single coming up with the same artwork, 6 months after our release. With no deal in hand giving us the exclusive rights for the photos, we can only say one thing. DAMN – They got good taste!!”
It might have come to everyone's attention that IMAGINE DRAGONS and MARATON has the same cover for our singles?💁♂️ Wich…
At least they’re lighthearted about the whole thing!
Maraton’s album Meta is slated to drop April 26.
You can check out Imagine Dragons’ track “Bad Liar” below.
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