Ellie Goulding hits the studio with Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub for new album?

25 Apr

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Ellie Goulding has recorded new material with Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub.

The songwriting and production duo are responsible for Nicole Scherzinger’s “Don’t Hold Your Breath” [Interscope], Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” [Republic] and Labrinth’s “Treatment” [Syco Music].

Falk’s and Yacoub’s extensive resume includes additional works with Madonna [Interscope Records], Demi Lovato [Hollywood Records], Jason Derulo [Warner Bros Records] and Nicki Minaj [Republic Records].

Meanwhile, Goulding is expected to release her third studio album later this year under Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Halcyon,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Among the musicians backing Goulding on the keenly-awaited CD are Greg Kurstin (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson), Stephan Moccio (Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis) and Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige).

Watch the music video for “Love Me Like You Do” below.

Ava Lily collaborates with MNEK for debut album?

24 Apr

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Ava Lily has collaborated with MNEK on new music.

“Today’s session was fun! Thank you @MNEK,” the British singer/songwriter and pianist posted to her Twitter profile on Thursday (April 23, 2015).

MNEK is known for co-writing and producing Karen Harding’s “Say Something” [Capitol Records], Becky Hill’s “Losing” [Parlophone Records], Tanika’s “Bad 4 U” [Virgin EMI Records] and Misha B’s “Homerun” [Relentless Records].

He also contributed to the next projects by Moko [Virgin EMI], Little Mix [Columbia], Tamera Foster [Syco Music], Rudimental [Asylum], Melissa Steel [Atlantic] and Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Polydor].

Meanwhile, Lily is expected to release her debut project later this year under Naughty Records in partnership with Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection will feature songwriting contributions and productions from Naughty Boy, Two Inch Punch, Josh Record, Iain James, Jim Eliot, and Mojam (Mustafa Omer, James Murray).

Watch Ava Lily’s rendition of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” below.

KStewart debuts new single “Keeping You Up”

24 Apr

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KStewart has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Keeping You Up” to her official SoundCloud channel on Wednesday (April 22, 2015).

“Keeping You Up” – now available for download via iTunes (UK) – was helmed by fellow UK artist Shift K3Y. The British DJ and record producer is known for his single “Touch,” which peaked to number three on the UK Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, KStewart – born Kate Stewart – is expected to release her upcoming debut project later this year under Cherry Jam Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Keeping You Up” below.

Ina Wroldsen announces new single “Rebels”

24 Apr

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Ina Wroldsen has announced the title for her new single.

The Norwegian singer/songwriter christened “Rebels” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group.

“Rebels” follows previous single “Aliens (Her er jeg),” which was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Steve Mac.

On the songwriting front, Wroldsen recently co-penned “Hold My Hand” for Jess Glynne along with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit. The track debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

She also contributed to the next projects by Jojo [Atlantic], Katharine McPhee [Columbia], Bridgit Mendler [Hollywood], Fleur East [Syco Music], Selena Gomez [Interscope], Madison Beer [Island] and Janelle Monae [Bad Boy].

Listen to the audio clip for “Rebels” below.

Tori Kelly collaborates with Toby Gad for new song “First Heartbreak”

23 Apr

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

“First Heartbreak” is slotted for inclusion on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, “Unbreakable Smile,” out soon under Capitol Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Toby Gad, whose other credits include Madonna’s “Living for Love” [Interscope Records], John Legend’s “All of Me” [Columbia Records] and Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” [Hollywood Records].

Current single “Nobody Love” – featuring songwriting from Savan Kotecha, Rickard Goransson and Max Martin – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Unbreakable Smile” boasts additional alliances with Chuck Harmony (Rihanna, Janet Jackson), Claude Kelly (Tamia, Whitney Houston), Pharrell Williams (Beyonce, Alicia Keys) and Ed Sheeran (Jessie Ware, Taylor Swift).

Meanwhile, fans of Toby Gad’s production and songwriting should look out for the next projects by Leona Lewis [Island], Pixie Lott [Virgin EMI], Carly Rae Jepsen [Interscope], Hilary Duff [RCA] and Katharine McPhee [Columbia].

Watch the music video for “Nobody Love” below.

Karen Harding hits the studio with Evan Bogart, Emanuel Kiriakou for debut album

23 Apr

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British singer/songwriter Karen Harding has recorded new material with Evan “Kidd” Bogart and Emanuel Kiriakou for her upcoming debut album.

Bogart recently co-wrote “Ghosttown” for Madonna along with Jason Evigan and Sean Douglas. The Billboard-produced track is lifted from the artist’s latest album, “Rebel Heart,” out now via Interscope Records.

Meanwhile, Kiriakou’s production and songwriting resume includes works for Demi Lovato (“Let it Go”), Selena Gomez (“Who Says”), Bridgit Mendler (“Ready or Not”) and David Archuleta (“Crush”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Harding is expected to release her first studio collection later this year under Method Records and Capitol Records.

Lead single “Say Something” – featuring songwriting and production by fellow UK artist MNEK – peaked to number seven on the UK Singles Chart.

Other musicians backing Harding on the keenly-awaited album are Diane Warren (Ciara, Leona Lewis), Fraser T. Smith (Kwabs, Sam Smith), Camille Purcell (Little Mix, Rita Ora) and Jimmy Napes (Disclosure, Ellie Goulding).

Watch the music video for “Say Something” below.

Ed Sheeran confirms new single “Photograph”

23 Apr

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Ed Sheeran has confirmed the title for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Photograph” as the next promotional cut from his sophomore studio collection, “x,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

“Photograph” was written by Sheeran along with Snow Patrol member Johnny McDaid and features production from Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys, Kanye West) and Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, Emeli Sande).

The track follows international hit single “Thinking Out Loud,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

On the songwriting front, Sheeran has contributed to the next projects by Hilary Duff [RCA Records] and Tori Kelly [Capitol Records].

His previous credits include Jessie Ware’s “Say You Love Me” [Island Records] and Rixton’s “Hotel Ceiling” [Interscope Records].

Watch the music video for “Thinking Out Loud” below.

Clairity unveils lyric video for new single “Sharks in the Swimming Pool”

23 Apr

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Clairity has unveiled the lyric video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the lyrical clip for “Sharks in the Swimming Pool” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (April 21, 2015).

“Sharks in the Swimming Pool” – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was written by Clairity along with Kara DioGuardi, Tim Sommers, and Jeremy Dussolliet.

The still-untitled debut project by Clairity – real name Claire Wilkinson – is expected to hit stores later this year under Republic Records.

Watch the lyric video for “Sharks in the Swimming Pool” below.

Lianne La Havas enlists Paul Epworth for new single “Unstoppable”

22 Apr

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Lianne La Havas has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Unstoppable” to her official YouTube channel on Tuesday (April 21, 2015).

“Unstoppable” was written by Havas along with Paul Epworth, whose extensive resume includes further works with FKA twigs [Young Turks], John Legend [Columbia], Florence Welch [Republic] and Lana Del Rey [Interscope].

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Blood” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on July 31 via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros Records.

The keenly-awaited project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough,” which debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Lost & Found” and “No Room for Doubt.”

Other musicians backing Havas on “Blood” are Matthew “Aqualung” Hales (Rebecca Ferguson, Sara Bareilles), Shea Taylor (Rihanna, K. Michelle), Sam Dew (Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius), Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor (Katy B, Nelly Furtado) and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure (Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Unstoppable” below.

Adam Lambert shares lyric video for new single “Ghost Town”

22 Apr

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Adam Lambert has shared the lyric video for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the lyrical clip for “Ghost Town” to his official YouTube channel on Tuesday (April 21, 2015).

“Ghost Town” – now available via iTunes – was co-written by Ali Payami (Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande), Sterling Fox (Madonna, Lana Del Rey), Tobias Karlsson (James Blunt, Diana Vickers) and Max Martin (Usher, Bebe Rexha).

The track marks the first promotional cut from Lambert’s upcoming third studio album, “The Original High,” which will hit stores and digital outlets on June 16 under Warner Music Group / Warner Bros Records.

Other album contributors include Shellback (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera), Tove Lo (Hilary Duff, Lea Michele), Mitch Allan (Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson) and Ilya “KnocDown” Salmanzadeh (Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the lyric video for “Ghost Town” below.

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