A Microsoft ad with a familiar sounding tune is causing a ripple of controversy in the indie-schmindie world of the music blogs. The spot for Microsoft Bing features a tune which is not Arcade Fire‘s Wake Up (the fifth single from the band’s debut album Funeral) but certainly sounds a lot like it…

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Wake Up has been licensed plenty of times by the band popping up in Where The Wild Things Are and Premier League ads among other places. But Microsoft didn’t use the song. Did it make a song that deliberately sounds ultra-similar to Arcade Fire’s tune or is this all just coincidence? Compare below and hit the comments to let us know what you think:

Microsoft Bing ad

Wake Up – Arcade Fire

Out now | £free | Bing (via Stereogum))

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