Merriweather furious over Dion cover
Daniel Merriweather launches a furious tirade on social media after Canadian songstress Celine Dion covered one of his songs and did not credit him.PT1M52S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2p91q 620 349 July 2, 2013
Celine Dion will no longer use Daniel Merriweather's song Water and a Flame as the title track of her new album.
In July, Dion had planned to use Water and a Flame as the title track, until Merriweather wrote a furious rant criticising her on Facebook. The album will now be called Loved Me Back to Life.
At the time, Merriweather posted a link to Dion's interview on US talk show Katie, claiming the Canadian singer was trying to take credit for his lyrics.
Daniel Merriweather's song gets dropped as the title track to Celine Dion's new album.
"This song has every ounce of my heartache and pain in it and she pretends as if she wrote it herself," he wrote on Facebook.
Dion's management hit back at Merriweather's criticisms, labeling them "grossly inaccurate, but also very hurtful".
Dion started promoting her new title track on her website this week.
Columbia Records has announced a November 5 release for Dion's first English language album in six years.
Loved Me Back to Life offered Dion the chance to work with a team of producers and songwriters including Ne-Yo, Diane Warren, Tricky Stewart, Stevie Wonder and Eg White.
The album's single and title track, Loved Me Back to Life, was written by Sham & Motesart and Sia. In addition, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder lend their talents as Dion's duet partners.
Noise11, with Aja Styles