James Blunt's musical attack
(popmatters.com) - James Blunt has attacked his former songwriting partner on his new album.
Blunt and songwriter Amanda Ghost were once good friends and penned number one hit 'You're Beautiful' together.
But on new song 'Annie' - taken from Blunt's latest LP 'All Lost Souls' - the former army officer sings "Annie, you had your dream on the bright lights/ You're just not going very far. Your dreams are crumbling".
A music industry insider insists the lyrics are about Ghost.
The source said: "Amanda did once see herself as a pop star, but that was years ago and this seems like a mean-spirited attack on a woman to whom he owes a great deal, if not his whole career."
When confronted with the possibility the song was aimed at her, Ghost hit back, saying: "I'd hardly have said my dreams were 'crumbling'. James has had one number one hit, but I've since gone on to have two more."
Ghost co-wrote Beyonce Knowles and Shakira's worldwide smash 'Beautiful Liar'. A representative for Blunt has denied the song is a veiled swipe at his former friend, saying: "'Annie' has nothing to do with Miss Ghost. James makes it a rule never to disclose the inspiration for his music."