Hannah Diamond appears to have appeased Zara Larsson after she was accused of copying her album cover and title.
Diamond, 32, is currently promoting her upcoming single “Poster Girl” and shares images that show her in a pink bedroom with posters hanging on the walls (including images of Diamond herself).
However, fans were quick to point out the similarities to Swedish singer Larsson’s 2021 album, which also shares the title Poster girl.
The album cover shows Larsson, 25, lying in a pink bedroom with posters of herself hanging on the wall.
Larsson commented on the similarities herself on Wednesday (September 13), retweeting a comparison of the two artworks and writing: “She won the Idgaf [I don’t give a f***] War.”
Diamond has since edited the Instagram caption of her post sharing the artwork to include a lengthy statement directed at Larsson.
“@zaralarsson is an incredible pop star and I fully recognize the overlap between our work, so I’d like to take a minute to give some background on my decisions to make this image and bring it into the world,” she wrote.
“For me, using someone else’s experience to create art is no fun and the last thing I ever want is to make Zara or any other artist feel like something has been taken away from them.”
She continued: “The images that myself and my colleagues at PC Music took were groundbreaking (thanks Dazed and that’s beautiful!) and have since been spread throughout popular culture, setting a whole new era of pop music and trends in visuals Aesthetics influenced.”
“These things that encompass what were once considered plastic, fake, too commercial, too tacky or too tacky, brilliantly retouched, perfect images. The visuals for my new album are a throwback to the visuals I did at the very beginning of my career, because I wanted this album to feel like a 360° moment.
“[…] The bedroom in my image was created using my actual bedroom as a reference, just as the concept of my video “Hi” was to explore the journey from bedroom to pop stardom.”
In the comments section, Larsson responded that after doing some research, it was clear that both had the same influences and wished her all the best for her upcoming album.
“I have to be honest and say that I am not invested in your artistic and creative work. When I first saw it, it was really, really sad because this was one of the first shoots I planned myself in my friends’ bedrooms. “I was very proud and excited about it,” Larsson wrote.
“[…] Anyway, now that I’ve done my research, I can see that even though I didn’t have you on my moodboard, the photographers I looked up to and had with me most likely, most definitely did! And that’s what art is ultimately about. I wish you much success with your album!!”
After Larsson’s initial tweet, Diamond, real name Hannah Amond, was defended by a number of fans who said she had adopted a pink, hyper-feminine aesthetic throughout her career. The British singer released her first single “Pink and Blue” on PC Music in 2013.
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