Ed Sheeran believed that he and his co-writer went to the Supreme Court to “stand up for what is right and honest” in a copyright case over his 2017 hit song. shape of yours.
Singer-songwriter, Snow Patrol’s John McDaid and producer Steven McCutcheon were accused of copying a 2015 song Oh!, why by Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue.
In his first interview after the verdict, the singer told BBC Two news night that he had no choice but to defend his work in court.
“You can get a trial or you can have a settlement and when you know you’re right, then you can’t settle on principle alone. You can’t settle,” Sheeran said.
However, the court ruled on Wednesday that the singer “neither deliberately nor unknowingly” plagiarized the song. Oh my.
After his victory, the Hit-maker clarified that the case had been about “honesty” and “not money”.
He also added that he’s glad it’s all over and “we can move on and write songs again”, although he confessed that this whole episode made him sad and changed his perspective on songwriting.
“I think the best feeling in the world is the euphoria of writing a great song and now that feeling has turned into questioning yourself,” he explained.
The Perfect The singer revealed in an interview that he now “films all of his songwriting sessions to protect himself against future claims.”
The 31-year-old also added that this grueling 11-month ordeal had really taken a toll on his creativity and now that it had come to an end, the singer and his team were relieved.