Daniel Merriweather furious at Celine Dion
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 July 2013
Daniel Merriweather is furious at Celine Dion for crediting Adele with writing his song 'Water and a Flame', which she has recorded
Daniel Merriweather is furious at Celine Dion for crediting Adele with writing his song.
The Canadian 'Think Twice' singer has covered Daniel's song 'Water and a Flame' as the title track and single of her next album, but mistakenly praised Adele for writing the track.
When asked about the track on Katie Couric's daytime talk show 'Katie' in the US, Celine said: "I love Adele because she writes her songs, she sings amazingly. Her lyrics, her passion, her rawness, earthy tones. I love her."
Incensed Daniel, 31 - who recorded the song with Adele for his second album 'Love & War' in 2009 - took to Facebook to vent his anger.
He wrote: "Adele didn't write one word or melody of 'Water and a Flame' and she'll be the first to tell you that."
"[Celine] you have sold 200 million albums worldwide but you can't give credit to the artist (me) that wrote the song you have named your album after [...] My friend Eg White wrote the chords and arranged and produced the song, but i wrote the melody and the lyrics, every word!"
He later tweeted: "It is astounding that [Celine Dion] tries to pass off lyrics that I wrote as her own."