May 30, 2013 - submitted by Grace, Australia

Q. Hi Oracle,
I recently signed up for the Global Citizen and in doing so I found this and the first part of the stop malaria film clip, sounded like the beat off of Lost! I was wondering if they had/needed permission to do that. And is there anyway that Coldplay may support the Global Citizen and that's why the sounds of Lost! are in the video. I know it's not Lost!, but it's similar.
Thanks Oracle!


The Oracle replies:

The band aren't associated with Global Citizen, the reason it sounds similar is because it's a sample of Lost! The track is Better by K'Naan and I'm sure he got permission because it's illegal not to have. There is a Coldplay reference if you listen to the song in its entirety...