Katy Perry v. Sara Bareilles — Is Roar a Rip-Off?

To my naked ear, these songs sound nearly identical. In case you missed it, there’s controversy surrounding Katy Perry’s new single, ‘Roar,’ and whether it sounds a little too similar to Sara Bareilles’ ‘Brave.’ After listening multiple times, I also came to the unkind conclusion that Sara Bareilles’ voice isn’t strong enough for a powerhouse pop tune. Had I not listened against Katy Perry, perhaps I would have thought otherwise. Judge for yourself below.