Shinsadong Tiger speaks up about Momoland's "Bboom Bboom" being similar to SEREBRO's "Mi Mi Mi"
Jessica Lee, Jan. 25, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Momoland's latest single "Bboom Bboom" has been receiving a lot of attention for how catchy and fun the song is. However, many have also noted that the song sounds quite similar to Russian girl group SEREBRO's "Mi Mi Mi." The agency, Duble Kick Company, and the song's composer, Shinsadong Tiger, have spoken up about the controversy.
SEREBRO have found out about the song and cheekily pointed out the similarity on their Instagram.
The agency released a statement stating their intent to investigate the matter. "We've seen the accusations. We will issue another statement after we talk to the composer."
Shinsadong Tiger issued a statement regarding the similarities, "The intro might sound similar because of the genre and the guitar riff. However, the melody and the chord are different from 'Mi Mi Mi.' People might be mistaken because of the bass line that is commonly heard in retro house or swing electronic genres, as well as the 4-stanza chord."
SEREBRO's "Mi Mi Mi" is well known in South Korea, as it is often played in clubs and has featured on "Running Man" and other variety shows.
You can decide for yourself here:
SEREBRO's "Mi Mi Mi":
Momoland's "Bboom Bboom":