Los Angeles, Sep 10 (IANS) A songwriter has claimed that band One Direction’s hit “Drag me down” is a rip-off of one of his tracks. Also Read - US Woman Wears Bikini Made of Masks to Protest Against COVID-19 Restrictions, Slammed Online

Amir Shaheed-Edwards, who goes by the stage name Bravo, says the group ripped off his song “All my life”, reports tmz.com. Also Read - Out of Work Photographer Uses Talent to Capture Barbie Wedding During COVID-19 Lockdown

Bravo says he recorded the song in 2015 and released it on SoundCloud. One Direction’s song was also released in 2015. Also Read - YouTuber Leaves Handwritten Note After Scratching Neighbour's Car, Resident's Response is Winning Hearts

Bravo has now taken legal action, claiming the songs are “essentially identical”. He has not explained similarities in the lawsuit.

He is suing Syco Entertainment, which produced songs of One Direction, for damages and he wants the company to stop selling the song.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.