Joel Compass debuts new single “Girlfriends”

30 Jul

Joel Compass

Joel Compass has debuted his new single online.

The British singer, songwriter and record producer posted “Girlfriends” to his official SoundCloud on Wednesday (July 30, 2014).

The track – now available for pre-order via iTunes (UK) – follows previous release “Forgive Me,” which peaked at number 6 on the UK R&B Singles Chart.

His highly-anticipated debut album is expected to be released later this year via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project will boast productions and songwriting contributions from Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, Starsmith, MNEK, and Dan Carey.

Listen to “Girlfriends” below.

Jojo works with Andrew “Pop” Wansel for new album

30 Jul

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Jojo has collaborated with Andrew “Pop” Wansel for her upcoming third album.

Recent songwriting and production credits by Wansel include Usher’s “Good Kisser,” Marsha Ambrosius’ “You & I” and Gabi Wilson’s “Something to Prove.”

He also contributed to the next projects by Elle Varner [RCA Records], Ariana Grande [Republic Records], Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Kandace Springs [Blue Note / Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, the new LP by Jojo is expected to be released later this year via Atlantic Records. It serves as the follow-up to 2006’s “The High Road,” which debuted at number two on the US Albums Chart.

The highly-anticipated project is said to boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Da Internz, Marsha Ambrosius, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Diane Warren, and Ruth-Anne Cunningham.

Listen to the Noah “40” Shebib-produced “Demonstrate” below.

Cheryl Cole drafts Jim Eliot for new album “Only Human”

30 Jul

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British singer/songwriter Cheryl Cole has enlisted hitmaker Jim Eliot for her upcoming fourth studio album, “Only Human.”

Eliot is responsible for co-writing and producing Kylie Minogue’s “All the Lovers” [Parlophone Records], Will Young’s “I Just Want a Lover” [RCA Records] and Olly Murs’ “Heart Skips a Beat” [Epic Records].

His resume also includes works for Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records], Christina Perri [Atlantic Records], Mikky Ekko [RCA Records], Little Boots [On Repeat Records] and Jetta [Polydor Records].

Meanwhile, Cole’s upcoming studio album “Only Human” – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Messy Little Raindrops” – is scheduled for release in November via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Current single “Crazy Stupid Love” – written by Cheryl Cole along with Heidi Rojas, Katelyn Turner, Kevin Anyaeji and Wayne Wilkins – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

Watch the music video for the Tinie Tempah-assisted track below.

Moko hits the studio with Jin Jin, MNEK

30 Jul

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British songstress Moko has teamed up with fellow artist MNEK and songwriter Jin Jin on new material.

MNEK previously collaborated with label mate Moko on a track entitled “Judgement Day,” which will be included on his upcoming debut album.

Meanwhile, Jin Jin is known for co-writing Jess Glynne’s “Right Here,” which debuted at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. She also contributed to the next projects by Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records] and Tamera Foster [Syco Music].

Fans of Moko should look out for her upcoming mini-album, “Gold,” out in the United Kingdom on August 24 via Virgin EMI Records / MTA Records.

The project – which serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Black EP” – is confirmed to boast productions and songwriting contributions from Chase & Status, Karen Poole, Two Inch Punch, and Niara Scarlett.

Watch the music video for “Your Love” below.

Alex Clare reveals new album “Three Hearts” credits

30 Jul

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Alex Clare has revealed the official songwriting credits for his new album.

The British singer/songwriter will release his sophomore collection “Three Hearts” in the United Kindgom on August 11 via Island Records.

Lead single “War Rages On” was co-written and produced by Steve Booker, whose resume includes works for Rebecca Ferguson [Syco Music], John Newman [Island Records] and Pixie Lott [Virgin EMI Records].

Other album contributors include Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift), Mr. Hudson (Kanye West, Miley Cyrus) and Matt Hales (Lianne La Havas, Kina Grannis).

“Three Hearts” serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “The Lateness of The Hour,” which peaked at number seventeen on the UK Albums Chart and featured international hit single “Too Close.”

Peep the songwriting credits for “Three Hearts” below.

“Never Let You Go”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Three Hearts”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Dan Wilson).

“Take You Back”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Mr. Hudson).

“Heavy Hands”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Matt Hales).

“Just a Man”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Jim Duguid).

“The Story”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Not in Vain”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Matt Hales).

“Sparks”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Matt Hales).

“War Rages On”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Steve Booker).

“Unconditional”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Jim Duguid).

“So Deep”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Holding On”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Addicted to Love”
Written By: (Robert Palmer).

FKA twigs debuts new song “Pendulum”

30 Jul

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FKA twigs has debuted a new song online.

“Pendulum” is lifted from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, “LP1,” out on August 12 via British independent label Young Turks.

The track was produced by Paul Epworth, whose resume also includes works for John Legend [Columbia Records], Adele [XL Recordings], CeeLo Green [Elektra Records] and Lana Del Rey [Interscope Records].

“Two Weeks” – which marks the lead single from “LP1″ – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets. It accompanying music video was shot by famed photographer and director, Nabil Elderkin.

Devonte “Blood Orange” Hynes, Emile Haynie and Alejando “Arca” Ghersi are among the other musicians backing FKA Twigs – born Tahliah Barnett – on the highly-anticipated new album, “LP1.”

Listen to “Pendulum” below.

Avery Wilson hits the studio with Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph

30 Jul

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Avery Wilson has teamed up with Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph for his new project.

Joseph is known for co-writing and producing Jennifer Lopez’s “Emotions” [Capitol Records], Rihanna’s “Man Down” [Def Jam Recordings] and Kid Ink’s “No Miracles” featuring Elle Varner [RCA Records].

His resume also includes works for Kanye West [Roc-A-Fella Records], Frank Ocean [Def Jam Recordings], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records], Tessanne Chin [Republic Records] and Chris Brown [RCA Records].

Meanwhile, the still-untitled project by Wilson is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

It reportedly features further contributions from Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Usher, Janet Jackson), Ursula Yancy (Estelle, Keyshia Cole) and Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson (Evan Ross, Natasha Bedingfield).

Watch Avery Wilson’s rendition of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” below.

Tank unveils artwork for new single “Hope This Makes You Love Me”

29 Jul

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Tank has revealed the official artwork for his new single online.

“Hope This Makes You Love Me” is lifted from the R&B singer, songwriter and record producer’s upcoming studio album, “Stronger,” out on August 12 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track – which follows previous singles “You’re My Star” and “Dance With Me” – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

“Stronger” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “This is How I Feel,” which debuted at number ten on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the musicians backing Tank – born Durrell Babbs – on the highly-anticipated LP are Da Internz, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Arden “Keyz” Altino, James “J-Doe” Smith, Lonny Bereal, and The Underdogs.

Watch the music video for “You’re My Star” below.

Jasmine V, Kendrick Lamar unleash new single “That’s Me Right There”

29 Jul

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Jasmine V has unleashed her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted “That’s Me Right There” – featuring Kendrick Lamar – to her official SoundCloud page on Monday (July 28, 2014).

The track – written by Carmen Reece, Chris Jackson, Al Sherrod Lambert and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels – marks the first promotional single from the artist’s upcoming EP on Interscope Records.

Fans can expect it’s accompanying video clip soon. It was shot by music video director, Gil Green. He is also responible for Jason Derulo’s “Stupid Love” [Warner Bros. Records] and Trey Songz’s “Na Na” [Atlantic Records].

Listen to “That’s Me Right There” below.

Hilary Duff premieres “Chasing the Sun” music video

29 Jul

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Hilary Duff has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Chasing the Sun” marks the first promotional single from the artist’s upcoming studio album and debut project under RCA Records.

The track – written by Colbie Caillat along with Jason Reeves and Toby Gad – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

The still-untitled new LP by Duff serves as the follow-up to 2007’s “Dignity,” which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Chasing the Sun” below.

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