Sheeran co-wrote 'The Rest Of Our Life' with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
‘The Rest Of Our Life’ last year became an international hit for McGraw and Hill, but now Australian duo Sean Carey and Beau Golden have claimed that it was ‘blatantly copied’ from their 2014 track ‘When I Found You’, written for Jasmine Rae.
The pair are being represented by lawyer Richard Busch – the man who won the now landmark trial of Marvin Gaye’s family against Robin Thicke and co over ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Got To Give It Up‘. Busch was also behind the $20million lawsuit against Sheeran over the song ‘Photograph‘.
Sheeran is named in the suit as a co-writer of ‘The Rest Of Our Life’, along with his writing partners Johnny McDaid, Steve Mac and Amy Wadge. As the Hollywood Reporter claims, Carey and Golden are seeking $5million in damages – along with an injunction for the song to be permanently blocked.
“The copying is, in many instances, verbatim, note-for-note copying of original elements of the Song, and is obvious to the ordinary observer,” reads the suit.
Compare the two tracks below
McGraw, Hill and Sheeran are yet to respond to the suit.
This comes as the copyright dispute between Radiohead and Lana Del Rey continues.
Meanwhile, Sheeran recently revealed that his next album would be taking a surprise direction – with a ‘lo-fi sound’ inspired by Bruce Springsteen.
As he prepares the victory lap for his massive-selling third album ‘÷‘ (having recently revealed a chart-topping new single with Beyonce), Sheeran told The Times of how he had been inspired by The Boss’ 1982 classic ‘Nebraska’.
“My plan is a lo-fi album that will be my lowest-selling, but most loved,” Sheeran said “I only heard Springsteen recently. I was with Kit [Harington] from Game Of Thrones. We had a night out in New York, got back to his hotel to drink more, and he played ‘Atlantic City’.
“Then, when I heard Nebraska…”