Indie rock outfit Beach House has posted an informal statement in response to the public outcry over a British Volkswagen advertisement that used music eerily similar to their song “Take Care.” The tune in question, “Stories and Whispers,” was supposedly created by the London-based composition team known as Sniffy Dog, although Beach House’s original appeared on their 2010 album Teen Dream.
The band posted on their Facebook page,
“Hate to have to address this VW ad story during our release week, but an important part of information wasn’t included in the news story. The ad agency actively tried to license “take care” from us for weeks, to which we politely declined. People’s comments/ anger should not be directed towards VW or us. It was the ad agency that made these moves. I hope this also clarifies to fans and non- fans just how “take care” and the vw ad song are related. We will release a proper statement weeks from now when we don’t have more interesting things to do/ talk about.”
Listen to the Beach House tune, then watch the commercial and see for yourself.