Emeli Sande reunites with TMS for sophomore album

21 Apr

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Emeli Sande has reunited with TMS for her upcoming sophomore album.

“Studio with @TMSLDN today! Album sounding sweet … I’m so excited to share these dreams, stories and adventures with you!” the Scottish singer/songwriter posted to her Twitter account on Tuesday (April 21, 2015).

TMS – consisting of members Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes – previously co-wrote “Read All About (Pt. III)” for Sande. The track peaked to number three on the UK Singles Chart.

The songwriting and production team are also responsible for Sinead Harnett’s “She Ain’t Me” [Virgin EMI Records], Madison Beer’s “Melodies” [Island Records] and Sigma’s “Higher” f/ Labrinth [3 Beat Records].

Meanwhile, Sande’s sophomore album is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Our Version of Events” yields additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Rodney Jerkins, Jim Eliot, Mojam, Jonny Coffer and Reginald “Syience” Perry.

On the songwriting front, Sande has contributed to the next projects by Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records], Alicia Keys [RCA Records] and Rihanna [Westbury Road Entertainment / Roc Nation Records].

In related news, fans of TMS’ production work should look out for the upcoming albums by Years and Years [Polydor Records], Leona Lewis [Island Records], Becky Hill [Parlophone Records] and Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Watch the music video for “Heaven” below.

Bebe Rexha premieres “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” music video

21 Apr

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Bebe Rexha has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” to her official YouTube channel on Tuesday (April 21, 2015).

“I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Bebe Rexha along with Lauren Christy (Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears) and Jon Levine (Kat Dahlia, Leona Lewis).

Video treatment was handled by Hannah Lux Davis, whose other credits include Ciara’s “I Bet” [Epic Records], Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder” [Republic Records] and Lea Michele’s “On My Way” [Columbia Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Rexha’s upcoming debut album is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Warner Bros Records.

The still-untitled project features further collaborations with Billy Steinberg (Jojo, Katharine McPhee), Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Nelly Furtado), Jason Evigan (Zendaya, Jason Derulo) and Chris Braide (Beyonce, Colbie Caillat).

On the songwriting front, Rexha has teamed with Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers to write songs for Becky Hill’s debut album under Parlophone Records.

Some of Rexha’s previous songwriting credits are Tinashe’s “All Hands on Deck” [RCA Records], Selena Gomez’s “Champion” [Hollywood Records] and Eminem’s “Monster” f/ Rihanna [Interscope Records].

She also co-wrote and provided guest vocals on the tracks “Yesterday” and “Hey Mama,” taken from David Guetta’s latest album “Listen.”

Watch the music video for “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” below.

Tori Kelly unveils new song title “Expensive”

21 Apr

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Tori Kelly has unveiled a new song title from her upcoming debut album.

“Expensive” is slotted for inclusion on the singer/songwriter’s first studio collection, “Unbreakable Smile,” out soon under Capitol Records.

The track was written by Tori Kelly along with Joleen Belle, Nataliya Phillips, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund and Lukas Loules.

Current single “Nobody Love” – which was produced by Max Martin – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Unbreakable Smile” serves as the follow-up to 2013’s EP “Foreword,” which delivered international hit singles “Dear No One” and “Paper Hearts.”

Other album contributors include Pharrell Williams (Usher, Britney Spears), Ed Sheeran (Taylor Swift, Hilary Duff), Toby Gad (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Sam Smith) and Rodney Jerkins (Ciara, Mary J. Blige).

Watch the music video for “Nobody Love” below.

Fleur East drafts Ina Wroldsen, Fraser T. Smith for debut album

21 Apr

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Fleur East has drafted the songwriting and production services of Ina Wroldsen and Fraser T. Smith for her upcoming debut album.

Wroldsen is known for co-writing Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand” [Atlantic Records], Madison Beer’s “Melodies” [Island Records], Shontelle’s “Impossible” [Motown Records] and Britney Spears’ “He About to Lose Me” [RCA Records].

She also contributed to the next projects by Jojo [Atlantic Records], Selena Gomez [Interscope Records], Katharine McPhee [Columbia Records], Janelle Monae [Bad Boy Records] and Bridgit Mendler [Hollywood Records].

Meanwhile, notable songwriting and production credits by Fraser T. Smith are Sam Smith’s “Not in That Way” [Capitol Records], “Wildflower” by CeeLo Green [Roadrunner Records] and Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” [XL Recordings].

His upcoming placements are with Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Karen Harding [Method Records], Tori Kelly [Capitol Records], Grace Sewell [RCA Records], Kwabs [Atlantic Records] and Raleigh Ritchie [Columbia Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Fleur East’s first studio collection is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Syco Music.

The still-untitled project will feature further collaborations with Steve Booker, Niara Scarlett, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Chelcee Grimes, Bradford Ellis, Jack Splash, Wayne Hector, TMS, Invisible Men, and Fred Ball.

Watch Fleur East’s rendition of Meghan Trainor’s “All About the Bass” below.

Hilary Duff confirms video plans for new single “Sparks”

21 Apr

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Hilary Duff has confirmed plans to shoot the video for new single “Sparks,” taken from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming fifth album “This Heart.”

Video treatment will be handled by Hannah Lux Davis, whose other credits include Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder” f/ The Weeknd [Republic Records], Ciara’s “I Bet” [Epic Records] and Tinashe’s “2 On” [RCA Records].

“Sparks” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Tove Lo along with the Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, Peter Thomas and Sam Shrieve.

Duff’s next studio collection – featuring previous promotional cuts “Chasing the Sun” and “All About You” – will hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Other musicians backing Duff on “This Heart” are Toby Gad (Madonna, Alicia Keys), Ed Sheeran (Tori Kelly, Jessie Ware), Savan Kotecha (Britney Spears, Leona Lewis) and Jake Gosling (Christina Perri, James Bay).

Listen to the audio clip for “Sparks” below.

Lianne La Havas confirms new album “Blood”

20 Apr

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Lianne La Havas has announced the details for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her next studio collection “Blood” and will release it on July 31 under Warner Music Group / Warner Bros Records.

“Blood” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough,” which peaked to number four on the UK Albums Chart and delivered singles including “No Room for Doubt,” “Forget,” “Lost & Found” and “Au Cinema.”

The keenly-awaited project reportedly features collaborations with Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence Welch), Labrinth (Rihanna, Jess Glynne), Rudimental (Kelis, Ed Sheeran), Di Genius (Ne-Yo, Melissa Steel), Shea Taylor (Beyonce, Janet Jackson) and Sam Dew (Jessie Ware, Bridget Kelly).

Peep the tracklisting for “Blood” below.

“Unstoppable”
“Green & Gold”
“What You Don’t Do”
“Tokyo”
“Wonderful”
“Midnight”
“Grow”
“Ghost”
“Never Get Enough”
“Good Goodnight”

Adam Lambert unveils new album “The Original High” artwork

20 Apr

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Adam Lambert has unveiled the official artwork for his upcoming album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “The Original High” later this year under Warner Music Group / Warner Bros Records.

Lead single “Ghost Town” was written by Lambert along with Ali Payami, Brandon Lawry, Tobias Carlsson and Max Martin.

“The Original High” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Trespassing,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and featured hit singles “Better Than I Know Myself” and “Never Close Our Eyes.”

Other musicians backing Lambert on the keenly-awaited album are Tove Lo (Ellie Goulding, Lea Michele) and Shellback (Lily Allen, Britney Spears).

Peep the tracklisting for “The Original High” below.

“Ghost Town”
“The Original High”
“Another Lonely Night”
“Underground”
“There I Said It”
“Rumors” (featuring Tove Lo)
“Evil in the Night”
“Lucy” (featuring Brian May)
“Things I Didn’t Say”
“The Light”
“Heavy Fire”
“After Hours” [Deluxe Edition]
“Shame” [Deluxe Edition]
“These Boys” [Deluxe Edition]

Watch the music video for “Never Close Our Eyes” below.

Dua Lipa recruits Andrew Wyatt, Emile Haynie for debut album

19 Apr

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British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has recruited Miike Snow’s lead vocalist Andrew Wyatt and Emile Haynie for her upcoming debut project.

“Throwback to the first time I went to New York and wrote one of my favourite songs New Love with @wyattish and @emilehaynie. So excited for you all to hear what I’ve been working on soon!” she posted on Instagram.

Wyatt recently co-wrote “Die Tonight” and “Need Ur Love” for Charli XCX. Both tracks appear on the artist’s sophomore album, “Sucker,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Atlantic Records.

He also provided guest vocals on the track “Falling Apart,” taken from Emile Haynie’s debut album “We Fall” [Interscope Records]. That collection features further collaborations with Lykke Li, Nate Ruess and Lana Del Rey.

On the production front, Haynie is responsible for helming Jennifer Lopez’s “Feel the Light” [Roc Nation Records], Laura Welsh’s “Undiscovered” [Polydor Records] and FKA twigs’ “Two Weeks” [Young Turks Recordings].

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s debut project will hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled set reportedly features additional alliances with Kid Harpoon (Shakira, Jessie Ware), Autumn Rowe (Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue), Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry) and Ruth-Anne Cunningham (Jojo, Katharine McPhee).

Watch the music video for Emile Haynie’s “Falling Apart” below.

Diane Warren graces debut album by Karen Harding

18 Apr

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British singer/songwriter Karen Harding has drafted the songwriting services of Diane Warren for her upcoming debut album.

The legendary songwriter is known for her works with Toni Braxton (“Unbreak My Heart”), Christina Aguilera (“I Turn to You”), Beyonce (“I Was Here”) and Celine Dion (“Because You Loved Me”).

Furthermore, Warren has contributed to the next projects by Brandy [MBK Entertainment], Ciara [Epic], Leona Lewis [Island], Jojo [Atlantic],  Kelly Rowland [Def Jam] and Grace Sewell [RCA].

Meanwhile, Harding is expected to release her first studio collection later this year under Method Records in conjunction with Capitol Records.

Lead single “Say Something” is now available for download via iTunes. The MNEK-produced track peaked to number seven on the UK Singles Chart.

Other musicians backing Harding on the album are Rodney Jerkins, Camille Purcell, Richard Stannard, Jin Jin, Tom Aspaul, Chelcee Grimes, Jimmy Napes, Laura Dockrill, Bradford Ellis, Autumn Rowe and Fraser T. Smith.

Watch the music video for “Say Something” below.

Maiday teams up with Mojam for new single “You”

18 Apr

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Maiday has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “You” to her SoundCloud channel on Friday (April 17, 2015).

“You” was written by Maiday along with Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam, who are also behind Conor Maynard’s “Talking About” [Parlophone Records] and Emeli Sande’s “Next to Me” [Virgin EMI Records].

Maiday’s upcoming debut mini-album “Anatomy” – featuring previous promotional cut “Wish You’d Met Me First” – will be released later this year.

On the songwriting front, Maiday – real name Rachel Moulden – has penned tracks for Leona Lewis (“Stop the Clocks”), Little Nikki (“Where I’m Coming From”) and Girls Aloud (“Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me”).

She also collaborated with hitmakers Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Mary J. Blige), Jim Eliot (Will Young, Kylie Minogue) and Fraser T. Smith (Sam Smith, Tori Kelly).

Meanwhile, fans of Mojam’s production work should peep the next projects by Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI], Jess Glynne [Atlantic], Ava Lily [Naughty Records], Pia Mia [Interscope] and Tanika [Virgin EMI].

Listen to the audio clip for “You” below.

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