V. Bozeman premieres “Race Jones” music video

27 Nov

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V. Bozeman has debuted a new music video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Race Jones” to her official Vevo page on Wednesday (November 26, 2014).

“Race Jones” was produced by T. Lynch of The Beat Boyz and co-written by CeeLo Green, whose previous credits include Amerie’s “Take Control” [Columbia Records] and Solange’s “Sandcastle Disco” [Geffen Records].

The visual clip for “Race Jones” was directed by Adam Tillman-Young and produced by Shalonda Cornitcher.

Bozeman is currently putting the final touches on her upcoming debut album, “Music is My Boyfriend,” which will be released via Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group in partnership with Epic Records.

Watch the music video for “Race Jones” below.

Laura Welsh unveils new single “Ghosts” artwork

27 Nov

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Laura Welsh has unveiled the official artwork for her new single online.

“Ghosts” is lifted from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, “Soft Control,” out in the United Kingdom on January 19 via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited in partnership with Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Welsh wrote “Ghosts” with Jonathan “Jony Rokstar” Lipsey, who is also responsible for Kylie Minogue’s “Heart Beat Rock” [Parlophone Records] and Sugababes’ “Follow Me Home” [Polydor Records].

Production duties on “Ghosts” were handled by Greg Kurstin, whose extensive resume also includes works for Beyonce (“Standing on the Sun”), Sia (“Chandelier”), Pink (“Try”) and Katy Perry (“Double Rainbow”).

As previously reported, “Soft Control” will feature further collaborations with Amanda Ghost (Shakira, Jordin Sparks), Chris Loco (Leona Lewis, Emeli Sande) and Devonte “Blood Orange” Hynes (Solange, Jessie Ware).

Watch the music video for “Break the Fall” below.

Ellie Goulding hints at new collaboration with Greg Kurstin

26 Nov

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Ellie Goulding has hinted at a new collaboration with Greg Kurstin.

Goulding previously teamed up with Kurstin on “Burn” and “Goodness Gracious.” The former peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Kurstin’s extensive songwriting and production resume also includes works for Taylor Swift (“I Wish You Would”), Lana Del Rey (“Money Power Glory”), Sia (“Chandelier”) and Beyonce (“Standing in the Sun”).

Meanwhile, Goulding is currently recording her upcoming third studio collection. The still-untitled project is expected to be released during the first quarter of 2015 via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The British songbird also teamed up with Calvin Harris on hit single “Outside,” taken from the Scottish DJ’s latest album, “Motion” [Columbia Records].

Watch the music video for “Burn” below.

Raye enlists Chris Loco for new song “Bet U Wish”

25 Nov

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Raye has unveiled a new song online.

The up and coming singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Bet U Wish” to her official SoundCloud page on Tuesday (November 25, 2014).

Production duties on “Bet U Wish” were handled by Chris Loco, whose recent credits include The Veronicas’ “Always” [Sony Music Entertainment Australia] and Professor Green’s “Lullaby” f/ Tori Kelly [Virgin EMI Records].

The track is lifted from Raye’s debut mini-album, which can be downloaded for free from her website (www.rayesongs.com).

In related news, fans of Loco’s work should look out for the next releases by Emeli Sande [Capitol Records], Bipolar Sunshine [Polydor Records], Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI Records] and Say Lou Lou [Columbia Records].

Listen to “Bet U Wish” below.

Mary J. Blige releases new album “The London Sessions”

25 Nov

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Mary J. Blige has released her new album online.

“The London Sessions” – featuring hit singles “Right Now,” “Whole Damn Year” and “Therapy” – is now available for download via iTunes (UK) in partnership with Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project was executively produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, whose extensive resume includes works for Beyonce (“Déjà vu”), Toni Braxton (“He Wasn’t Man Enough”) and Janet Jackson (“Make Me”).

Other album producers include Naughty Boy, Francis “Eg” White, Disclosure, Shakil Ashraf, M.J. Cole, Steve Fitzmaurice, Knox Brown, and Craze & Hoax.

On the songwriting front, Blige has teamed up with Emeli Sande, Jimmy Napes, Sam Smith, Ben Harrison, James Murray, and Sam Romans.

Watch “The London Sessions” official trailer below.

Leona Lewis snags Leah McFall, Jim Eliot for new album

25 Nov

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British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis has added Leah McFall and Jim Eliot to the list of contributors for her upcoming fifth album.

McFall was a runner-up on the second series of the BBC talent show The Voice. Her debut hit single “Home” was co-written and produced by will.i.am along with Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry and Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia.

Meanwhile, Eliot is known for co-writing and producing songs for the likes of Kylie Minogue (“All the Lovers”), Olly Murs (“Heart Skips a Beat”), Will Young (“Jealousy”) and Ellie Goulding (“Anything Could Happen”).

As previously reported, Lewis is expected to drop her new studio collection during the first quarter of 2015 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Christmas, With Love,” which peaked at number thirteen on the UK Albums Chart.

Other songwriters and producers backing Lewis on the highly-anticipated LP are Toby Gad, Autumn Rowe, Steve Booker, Becky Hill, Wayne Wilkins, Anne Preven, Jon Levine, Stephan Moccio, Diane Warren, Jesse Shatkin and TMS.

Watch the music video for Leah McFall’s “Home” below.

Fifth Harmony premiere “Sledgehammer” music video

25 Nov

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Fifth Harmony have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The pop quintet posted the visual clip for “Sledgehammer” to their official Vevo page on Tuesday (November 25, 2014).

“Sledgehammer” was written by Meghan Trainor along with Sean Douglas (Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo) and Jonas Jeberg (Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj).

The track – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – follows previous promotional cut “Bo$$,” which peaked at number forty three on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Fifth Harmony’s upcoming first studio collection “Reflection” will hit stores on January 26, 2015 via Syco Music in partnership with Epic Records.

Other album contributors include Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande, Rita Ora), Jonathan Rotem (Rihanna, Britney Spears), Eric Hudson (Marsha Ambrosius, Keyshia Cole) and Andrew Clifton (Omarion, K. Michelle).

Watch the music video for “Sledgehammer” below.

Olly Murs, Demi Lovato share new single “Up”

25 Nov

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Olly Murs has debuted his new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Up” – featuring Demi Lovato – to his official Vevo page on Monday (September 25, 2014).

“Up” was written by Maegan Cottone and Wayne Hector along with Daniel Davidsen, Peter Wallevik and Mich “Cutfather” Hansen.

The track follows previous promotional cut “Wrapped Up,” which peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart.

Murs’ fourth studio collection “Never Been Better” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Syco Music and Epic Records.

The new project boasts further collaborations with Ryan Tedder (Ellie Goulding, Natasha Bedingfield), Steve Mac (Jessie J, Ella Henderson), Jason Evigan (David Guetta, Emeli Sande) and TMS (Becky Hill, Leona Lewis).

Listen to “Up” below.

Rita Ora confirms new single “Testosterone”

24 Nov

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Rita Ora has confirmed the title for her new single.

The singer/songwriter christened “Testosterone” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album on Columbia Records.

“Testosterone” follows the Calvin Harris-produced “I Will Never Let You Down,” which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Ora’s current release, the Diane Warren-penned “Grateful,” is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets. The track appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “Beyond the Lights.”

For her highly-anticipated new LP, the “Radioactive” star teamed up with will.i.am (Ciara, Britney Spears), DJ Mustard (Omarion, Jhene Aiko), Tommy Brown (Nas, Ariana Grande) and Devonte Hynes (Tinashe, Sky Ferreira).

Listen to “Grateful” below.

K. Michelle debuts new song “Going Under”

24 Nov

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K. Michelle has debuted a new song online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Going Under” to her official YouTube page on Monday (November 24, 2014).

“Going Under” is lifted from the artist’s upcoming sophomore album, “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart,” out on December 9 via Atlantic Records,

The follow-up to 2013’s “Rebellious Soul” also includes previous promotional cuts “Love ‘Em All,” “Maybe I Should Call” and “How Do You Know?”

On the songwriting and production front, “AWBAH” is confirmed to boast collaborations with Eric Hudson, Sevyn Streeter, Andrew Clifton, Jessyca Wilson, Robert Shea Taylor, Ne-Yo, Warren Felder and Andrew Wansel.

Listen to “Going Under” below.

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