One Direction Songwriter on Piano Guys’ ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ Cover during Inaugural Ball: It ‘Breaks My Heart’
January 22, 2017 - one direction
“To me a strain is about love, joy, and acceptance. The fact that it was used to applaud a male who stands for divisiveness and prejudice breaks my heart,” Savan Kotecha tells Billboard.
When The Piano Guys achieved during Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” initial unison on Thursday, a YouTube sensations got a courtesy of One Direction fans opposite a nation when they lonesome a child band’s dermatitis strike “What Makes You Beautiful.” Then they pulled out a cover again Friday (Jan. 20) during Trump’s initial ball. What did a 1D guys consider about being tied to Trump’s coronation celebration? And did The Piano Guys transparent a cover before behaving it on inhabitant television?
Well, Savan Kotecha — one of a songwriters behind “Beautiful” — is vocalization out opposite a cover, wailing a fact that a strain “about love, fun and acceptance” was used to applaud a boss “who stands for divisiveness and bigotry.”
“I wrote ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ for my wife,” Kotecha wrote in an email to Billboard, only after holding to Twitter to exhibit that The Piano Guys were “absolutely NOT given permission” to cover it. “To me a strain is about love, joy, and acceptance. The fact that it was used to applaud a male who stands for divisiveness and prejudice breaks my heart. we am a son of immigrants. My children are biracial. A ‘Trump America’ creates me disturbed for their future.
“I’m certain there is zero we can do about a use of a strain during a coronation now, though i felt we indispensable to demonstrate my disappointment.”
Even if there is zero he can do, in Kotecha’s twitter Friday he pronounced he will be “looking into holding action.”
They were positively NOT given accede to use WMYB during a initial ball. we will be looking into holding action.
— Savan Kotecha (@Savan_Kotecha) January 21, 2017
Kotecha is behind dozens of strike songs, essay for Ariana Grande (“Into You,” “Side to Side”), The Weeknd (“Can’t Feel My Face,” “In a Night”), Ellie Goulding (“Love Me Like You Do,” “On My Mind”), Demi Lovato (“Cool for a Summer,” “Really Don’t Care”) and many some-more cocktail stars. He’s been outspoken in his antithesis to now-President Donald Trump on his Twitter account, including this twitter from Thursday:
Goodnight. Tomorrow we enter a new world. We will need any other. Let love, compassion, acceptance and goodness be a weapons.
— Savan Kotecha (@Savan_Kotecha) January 20, 2017
So far, nothing of a 1D guys or a song’s other writers — Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk — have oral out about a coronation cover.
Billboard has reached out to One Direction’s label, Columbia Records, for serve comment.