April 4, 2013 - submitted by Caro, Argentina

Q. Dearest Oracle, I was watching videos in French to practice a little bit and all of a sudden I found this song.
The piano sounds just like the acoustic version of Lost by Coldplay. Is it simply sheer coincidence, have they asked Coldplay for permission, or what happened...?


The Oracle replies:

It IS Lost? - the acoustic version of Lost!
You need to clear a sample before using it. That means La Fouine will have needed permission to sample Lost? in this song, Papa. Not necessarily from the band but their label/publisher. La Fouine will also have had paid a royalty to Coldplay for its use.