In September of 2010, SRC/Universal Motown Records Group singer, Shontelle released her second album No Gravity. That album was a moderate success thanks to the notable radio singles, “Impossible” and “Perfect Nightmare.” Now coming this March Shontelle will officially release the album’s 3rd single for 2011. When you listen to it though don’t be surprised if it reminds you of a song from 2006. That single from Shontelle, “Say Hello To Goodbye” has a guitar rift that sounds like it matches the melody found in Nick Lachey’s “What’s Left Of Me.” Nick’s song was originally released on February 21st, 2006 from Jive Records/Zomba Label Group. .
The writting and production teams behind these two songs are completely different, to show no indication of an intentional sample. However, these two songs sound so remarkably similar that if Nick Lachey’s band wanted to rearrange his song’s instrumentation for a live performance with the guitar, it may be the exact same sound heard in Shontelle’s song. This is certainly not the first or the last time something like this will happen. But one thing is for sure, the producer and co-writer of Shontelle’s song, Martin Hansen was certainly inspired by Nick’s single. Take a listen and decide for yourself!
“What’s Left Of Me”
Written By Nick Lachey/Jess Cates/Emanuel Kiriakou/Lindy Robbins
Produced By Emanuel Kiriakou
From What’s Left Of Me
Jive Records/Zomba Label Group 2006
“Say Hello To Goodbye “
Written By Martin Hansen & Layne Sorvaag
Produced By Martin Hansen
From No Gravity
SRC/Universal Motown Records Group 2010-2011