One Direction Are Being Sued Over 'Drag Me Down' Two Years After Its Release, Which Isn't Ideal
Most delayed reply ever?
Like an ex-boyfriend who pops up on WhatsApp to say ‘Hey stranger’ after a long time of no contact, One Direction have had some unexpected and unwelcome news almost two years late.
The 1D boys are being sued over their 2015 track ‘Drag Me Down’ by an artist who claims that they stole his original song to create theirs. Hmmm.
According to TMZ, Amir Shaheed-Edwards (who’s also known as Bravo in the music bizz) reckons that 1D based ‘Drag Me Down’ on his own song, ‘All My Life’.
Bravo reportedly recorded and released his tune on SoundCloud back in 2015, the same year that One Direction dropped ‘Drag Me Down’ in a whirlwind of orange spacesuits, magical vocals and Harry’s hair looking like a shampoo advert.
The lesser-known musician goes as far as to claim that the two songs are “essentially identical”, and is suing Syco Entertainment with a lawsuit for damages and a request that sales of the song are brought to an abrupt stop.
A hunt for Bravo’s song on SoundCloud doesn’t seem to bring anything up and, according to TMZ, the artist doesn’t explain the exact similarities between the two tracks in his lawsuit.
So as usual, just when you’d finally stopped thinking about One Direction for 24 hours a day, and were starting to feel as though you could get used to the four solo careers, 1D essentially transform into this meme once again. Sigh.
Words by Lucy Wood
Now that you're up to date on all of that, how about watching three 1D fangirls take a drunk One Direction quiz? YAS.