James Arthur is sticking to The Script… for now
JAMES ARTHUR can’t wait to throw down the gauntlet — but is biding his time before speaking out about his legal spat with Irish rockers The Script.
For now, the singer has to keep shtum over claims he ripped off the band’s 2008 song The Man Who Can’t Be Moved for his 2016 No.1 hit Say You Won’t Let Go.
‘I will have my say on it. I 100 per cent will,’ James vowed in an exclusive chat with Guilty Pleasures.
‘But it’s a legal matter, so I’ve got to keep my mouth shut.’
Patience is a virtue and the former X Factor champ hinted he’ll take sweet revenge on record. ‘There’s definitely things that I want to say, “F*** this person, f*** that person for saying this about me”, or if they’re trying to sue me,’ James smiled.
However, the focus at the moment is landing a ‘radio smash’ as he returns with not one but two new singles — titled You Deserve Better and At My Weakest.
‘It’s business time for me in the sense I need to make sure I bring out great music for a while,’ he added.
‘The last album was very self-indulgent. All the songs were quite ballad-y and there was a reason for that, it was a moment in time.
‘It was about redemption and overcoming adversity,’ he said.James also admitted he hasn’t been particularly impressed with what he’s heard on the airwaves so far this year. And in an apparent cheeky pop at former flame Rita Ora’s controversial track, Girls, about bisexuality, the chart-topper, 30, teased: ‘There was a song that came out recently and the concept was sort of a remake of I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry.
‘I don’t know, I just felt it was a bit of a dating thing.’
Author: Tom Stichbury