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Tom Grennan ‘accused of plagiarism over hit song’

Tom Grennan is reportedly locked in a legal dispute over his hit track Something In The Water  (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Tom Grennan is reportedly locked in a legal dispute over his hit track Something In The Water (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Tom Grennan is reportedly locked in a legal dispute over his hit song Something In The Water.

The Bedford-born singer-songwriter, 27, is being sued by someone who claims he plagiarised the lyrics to the 2016 released track, according to The Sun,

A source said: “Tom has been going through hell behind the scenes after someone claimed they wrote Something In The Water.

“It is his first track and means so much to Tom, so to have someone saying this is really painful for him.

“He can no longer perform the song live and is having to try and fight it off.”

The Standard has contacted a representative for Tom Grennan for comment.

Grennan appeared to allude to the dispute during a recent episode of his podcast Phone In which he discussed his early music career.

The Something Better hit-maker explained that due to having dyslexia, he would memorise his lyrics rather than writing them down.

He said: “I never used to write lyrics down, I used to remember them. But there was no proof that I wrote the songs.

“There was this one thing that happened to me that I showed a guy this song before I was signed and that, and when it came out, he said that he had written the song.”

Tom Grennan appeared to allude to his legal woes in a recent episode of his podcast Phone In (Getty Images for The National Lo)
Tom Grennan appeared to allude to his legal woes in a recent episode of his podcast Phone In (Getty Images for The National Lo)

He continued: “There’s this thing where I can’t access anything of that song, it’s one of my biggest songs as well.

“I can’t say what song it is, it’s an ongoing thing. There’s videos of me doing it at uni but everybody’s got new phones now, everybody’s thrown phones out, so there’s no proof.”

He added: “I’m still waiting for someone to be like, ‘Ah, I’ve found one!’ but nobody has, unfortunately.”