Leona Lewis taken to court over new single ‘Collide’

August 5th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

The planned release of Leona Lewis’ new single “Collide” has hit a snag because of a lawsuit brought against the singer and her record label. The high court suit was filed by Swedish singer Avicii.

Avicii claim in the suit that the instrumental of the single is a direct copy of the one he used for the song “Fade Into Darkness.” The song was planned to be released on the 4th of September but Avicii has urged the court to block that.

Simon Cowell’s Syco is the record label for the song. The manager of Avicii told reporters that Cowell’s company approached them to have the instrumental used for “Collide” but their request was turned down because Avicii intended to use it for the song “Fade Into Darkness.”

A spokesperson of Ministry of Sound which has the right to Avicii’s song told reporters that, “Avicii is an up-and-coming talent; we think he should be given a fair crack at making this record the hit it deserves to be.”

In a Twitter post last month, Lewis denied that she has stolen “Collide.” She explained that she came up with the song after she had entered into an agreement with Avicii to get “publishing splits”.

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