Alex Kapranos: 'Pharrell Williams Borrowed Our Riff'
Franz Ferdinand star calls super-producer out over soundalike song on Twitter...
The lead singer and guitarist of the Scottish band directed a tweet at Pharrell after noticing a similarity between Paloma Faith's new single Can't Rely On You and his band's breakthrough hit Take Me Out.
— alex kapranos (@alkapranos) January 31, 2014
The Paloma Faith track is written and produced by Pharrell and he also features on it.
Kapranos wrote on Twitter: "Hey @Pharrell - I love your tunes. If you want to borrow a riff, just ask..."
One of Kapranos' followers on the social networking site responded with a gag about Pharrell's Grammy Awards headgear, writing: "Maybe you could buy him a new hat once he's paid up?"
And Alex answered: "Let's hope it's a hit, then. Again."
Pharrell had not responded at the time of writing.