Many fans have been quick to point out the likeness between Portugal. The Man‘s 2017 song “Feel it Still” and the brand new 2019 Jonas Brothers song “Sucker”.
Ok, but why does the new Jonas Brothers song #sucker sound exactly like feel it still by Portugal. The man?— lili (@lilladylili22) March 1, 2019
Even Potbelly is weighing in on the controversy…
jonas bros "sucker" and portugal the man "feel it still" are the same song— Potbelly (@Potbelly) March 4, 2019
In response, PTM band tweeted that “the chorus of Feel It Still sounds very similar to Please Mister Postman by the Marvellettes… Which we respectfully cleared and thanked them for every chance we got. As one does.” Indicating that the JoBros (I can’t believe I just typed that) should have acknowledged their inspiration, instead of passing it off as a completely original track.
That being said, it doesn’t appear as though they’re going to challenge the Brothers to a duel to the death:
Not mad at all. Actually dig a lot of their music and Nick’s solo records https://t.co/tjeTMdRpBk— LORDS OF PORTLAND (@portugaltheman) March 7, 2019
As of now, the Jonas Brothers haven’t commented on the accusation.
Listen to both tracks and decide for yourself…copy or coincidence? 🤔
Read more about it on NME.