After Beach Fossils made a post on Twitter seemingly agreeing that hyukoh's "Panda Bear" and their "Golden Age" sounded similar, hyukoh's leader Oh Hyuk has made an eloquent and heartfelt response on Instagram.
Oh Hyuk posted a screenshot of Beach Fossils' tweet, along with these words:
We've received this kind of mention.
I have a conscience and pride regarding my music. Up until now there hasn't been one moment where I have written songs with bad intentions. My dream is to create music for my entire life, and if I thought that I could receive recognition by copying, I wouldn't have even started music in the first place. I have not plagiarized.
We're still a new band that hasn't been out a year yet, and without a full album yet, but we've received interest gratefully at very fast pace.
We know ourselves that we are still lacking in many areas. But up till now we have been upright in terms of our music and will be upright from now on too. We would like it if you all kept watching over us.
Beach Fossils has also followed up their previous tweet by saying, "I'm not taking this seriously at all & nobody else should give a s*** either. It's just funny! Peace & Love."