It's one thing to be accused of ripping off another band's sound, but what about their artwork?
It seems that 'Me and You Together Song' bears a striking resemblance to the cover of Kara's Flowers' 'The Fourth Wall', which was released in 1997. Kara's Flowers was the original name of the Adam Levine-led band.
Both sleeves have a similar design, with the four band members pictured in coloured squares.
Maroon 5's official Twitter account made their feelings known in a now-deleted tweet that read: "Hey @the1975, you guys big ‘Kara’s Flowers’ fans?’"
In response, The 1975 frontman Matty Healy dismissed the band with a tweet referencing their song 'Payphone' that has been liked over 63k times.
I don’t know what the fuck that is but I love that song about being in a phone box or whatever it is https://t.co/AnolXScieJ
— 🥾🌍 (@Truman_Black) January 17, 2020
While Maroon 5 may have a point, others have pointed out that neither band is in a position to be casting judgement...
— Hot Chelle Rae (@HotChelleRae) January 18, 2020
Actually it reminded me of this ♥️
And it would be perfect since I'm a great fan of Cowboy Bebop pic.twitter.com/OPwXBdie49
— Joliet (@blackjoliet) January 18, 2020
Actually the first thing I thought of was the poster from the movie 'KIDS'. pic.twitter.com/t7HDFs5NpQ
— The Lady J 🌺 (@TheLadyJ1975) January 17, 2020
Just waiting for Hasbro to get in on this conversation pic.twitter.com/4ueOcd0LRp
— Josh White (@JoshWhite) January 19, 2020
I got Queen Hot Space vibes but whatever. pic.twitter.com/NFOi3SvAmw
— CEO of 0/4 (@GoldDustHaz) January 18, 2020