James Arthur won't face legal action from The Script

James Arthur says claims his song 'Say You Won't Let Go' had a number of similarities to the Script's 'Man Who Can't Be Moved' are false and he won't face any legal action

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James Arthur says he won't face legal action from The Script.

Last year it was claimed the former 'X Factor' star's song 'Say You Won't Let Go' had a number of similarities to the Script's 'Man Who Can't Be Moved' but James insists nothing ever came of the controversy.

He told The Sun: "Nothing ever came of it. There was no case. It's 2017, there's only seven notes in music.

"Every blues song sounds the f***ing same. People get a bit wound up about these things for no reason."

In 2016, it was claimed that The Script had hired a music expert to prepare a report on the similarities between the two songs.

A source said at the time: "'Say You Won't Let Go' is already one of the biggest singles of the year so this is a real hammer blow.

"There is no doubt the songs sound alike and have a similar chord progression.

"James has just got back on the straight and narrow after a difficult few years and a lawsuit is the last thing he needs."

Meanwhile, James recently admitted he "hit the self-destruct button" when he first found fame.

The star - who had a successful comeback last year - feels he succumbed to the pressure of his rise to fame and coupled with not being "mentally in a good place", he found himself spiralling out of control.

He shared: "I wasn't really mentally in a good place before I did 'The X Factor'. The pressure got to me - I was having these bad anxiety attacks all the time. The way that I would deal with that was by self-medicating; it spiralled out of control. I hit the self-destruct button."

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