Polly A. announces new project “Distorted Faily Tales”

15 Sep

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Polly A. has revealed the title for her upcoming project.

The singer/songwriter – born Meleni Smith – christened her next collection “Distorted Fairy Tales” and will release it later this year.

The highly-anticipated project is preceded by lead single “Nature,” for which the video has recently been shot in New York City.

Among the musicians Polly A. has previously collaborated with are Syience (Alice Smith, Emeli Sande), Boi-1da (Tinashe, Sevyn Streeter), Toby Gad (Beyonce, Lauriana Mae) and Salaam Remi (Usher, Mack Wilds).

Her songwriting resume includes works for Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), Natasha Bedingfield (“Happy”), J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), Kat Dahlia (“Money Party”) and Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”).

Watch the music video for “Pick Your Poison” below.

Tamera Foster recruits MNEK for debut album

14 Sep

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Tamera Foster has recruited MNEK for her upcoming debut album.

Some of his recent notable credits include “Ready for Your Love” by Gorgon City [Virgin EMI], “London Rain” by Neon Jungle [RCA], “Losing” by Becky Hill [Parlophone] and “Say Something” by Karen Harding [Capitol].

The singer, songwriter and record producer – born Uzoechi Emenike – also worked with the likes of Madonna [Interscope], Rudimental [Atlantic], Little Mix [Columbia], Kylie Minogue [Parlophone] and Charli XCX [Neon Gold].

Foster, meanwhile, is expected to release her first LP later this year via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.

The highly-anticipated project is said to feature further alliances with Sunny Productions, Iain “Sparx” James, Future Cut, Chelcee Grimes, Mr. Hudson, Janee Bennett, and Al-Hakam “Komi” El-Kaubaisy.

Watch the music video for MNEK’s “Wrote a Song About You” below. The track is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Colbie Caillat unveils artwork for new single “Just Like That”

14 Sep

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Colbie Caillat has unveiled the official artwork for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter has christened “Just Like That” as the next promotional single from her fifth album, “Gypsy Heart,” out on September 30 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Babyface and Daryl Simmons, who are also responsible for Toni Braxton’s “Breathe Again” [LaFace Records] and Mariah Carey’s “Never Forget You” [Columbia Records].

“Gypsy Heart” is confirmed to boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Antonio Dixon, Jason Reeves, Ross Golan, Johan Carlsson, David Hodges, John Ryan, Brett James, Julian Bunetta, and Jamie Scott.

The highly-anticipated LP serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Christmas in the Sand,” which peaked at number 41 on the US Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Try” below.

Kiesza reveals artwork for debut album “Sound of a Woman”

14 Sep

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Kiesza has revealed the official artwork for her upcoming debut album.

The singer/songwriter – born Kiesa Rae Ellestad – is scheduled to release “Sound of a Woman” on October 21 via Lokal Legend / Island Records.

Current single “No Enemiesz” was produced by Rami Samir Afuni, who also teamed up with the artist on hit singles “Hideaway” and “Giant in My Heart.”

Kiesza also co-wrote a song entitled “Go All Night” for Gorgon City’s debut album, “Sirens,” out on October 7 via Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records. The track features vocals from RCA recording artist Jennifer Hudson.

Listen to “No Enemiesz” below.

Alicia Keys debuts new single “We Are Here”

14 Sep

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Alicia Keys has debuted her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “We Are Here” to her official Vevo page on Thursday (September 11, 2014).

The track is lifted from the artist’s upcoming as-yet-untitled sixth album, which is expected to be released later this year via RCA Records.

Keys’ last studio collection, 2012’s “Girl on Fire,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned hit singles including “New Day,” “Brand New Me,” “Fire We Make” and “Tears Always Win.”

Among the songwriters and producers backing Keys on the highly-anticipated LP are Swizz Beatz (Beyonce, Chris Brown), Emeli Sande (Mary J. Blige, Katy Perry) and Pharrell Williams (Justin Timberlake, Kylie Minogue).

Watch the music video for “We Are Here” below.

Chris Brown releases “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” music video

13 Sep

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Chris Brown has released a new music video online.

“Don’t Be Gone Too Long” – which features Ariana Grande – is taken from the R&B singer/songwriter’s upcoming sixth album, “X,” out on September 16 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was written by Chris Brown along with Cathy Dennis, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Kyle Edwards, Scott “BabyDaddy” Hoffman, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

“X” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Fortune,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Don’t Judge Me” and “Turn Up the Music” and “Don’t Wake Me Up.”

The highly-anticipated LP boasts further contributions from RoccStar, Danja, Count Justice, Sevyn Streeter, Diplo, Verse Simmonds, Darhyl Camper, Eric Bellinger, Tommy Brown, Lauren Christy, and Victoria Monet.

Listen to current single “New Flame” below.

Kiesza unleashes new single “No Enemiesz”

13 Sep

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Kiesza has unleashed her new single online.

The Canadian singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “No Enemiesz” to her official SoundCloud page on Friday (September 12, 2014).

The track was co-written and produced by Rami Samir Afuni, who previously teamed up with the artist on singles “Hideaway” and “Giant in My Heart.”

Kiesza’s highly-anticipated debut album “Sound of a Woman” is scheduled for release on October 21 via Lokal Legend / Island Records.

She also co-wrote a song entitled “Go All Night” for Gorgon City’s debut album, “Sirens,” out on October 7 via Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records. The track features vocals from RCA recording artist Jennifer Hudson.

Listen to “No Enemiesz” below.

Andreya Triana debuts new single “Everything You Never Had Pt. II”

13 Sep

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Andreya Triana has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Everything You Never Had Pt. II” to her official SoundCloud page on Friday (September 12, 2014).

The track was written by Andreya Triana along with Dee Adam (Diana Vickers, Alexandra Burke) and Ben Collier (Little Mix, Joe McEldeery).

Triana is expected to release her as-yet-untitled first studio collection later this year via Counter Records, which is a sub label of Ninja Tune Records.

In related news, the “Lost Where I Belong” star will be performing an intimate sold out show at the world’s oldest surviving Music Hall – Wilton’s Music Hall, London – on Wednesday, September 17th.

Listen to “Everything You Never Had Pt. II” below. It will be available for download from November 17 via iTunes (UK).

Ella Eyre hits the studio with DJ Fresh

13 Sep

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Ella Eyre is making music with DJ Fresh.

There’s been no word on what the pair worked on last night, or whether the session was intended for a future DJ Fresh release or Eyre’s debut album.

DJ Fresh’s last single “Make You Bounce” – which features vocals from Little Nikki – debuted at number ten on the UK Singles Chart.

The electronic music producer’s resume also includes works for Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records], Rita Ora [Columbia Records], Liam Bailey [Flying Buddha Records] and Girls Aloud [Fascination Records].

Meanwhile, Eyre is currently putting the final touches on her upcoming debut album with Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

Current single “Comeback” – which was written by Eyre along with Alexander Kronlund, Oscar “OZGO” Goerres and Ilya “KnocDown” Salmanzadeh – will be available for download from September 28 via iTunes (UK).

Other musicians backing Eyre on her as-yet-untitled LP are Chris Loco (Professor Green, Tori Kelly), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran) and Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers (Becky Hill, Rebecca Ferguson).

Watch the music video for Sigma’s “Changing” below. The Paloma Faith-assisted track was written by Ella Eyre and Wayne Hector along with Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Peter “Merf” Kelleher and Benjamin Kohn of TMS.

Teyana Taylor reveals debut album “VII” artwork

12 Sep

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Teyana Taylor has revealed the artwork for her upcoming debut album online.

The R&B singer/songwriter will release “VII” in the United States on November 4 via G.O.O.D. Music in partnership with Def Jam Recordings.

Lead single “Maybe” – which features Pusha T & Irv Gotti – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Other musicians backing Taylor on the new LP are Harmony Samuels (Ne-Yo, Jasmine Villegas), Eric Bellinger (Usher, Christina Milian), Shama Joseph (Tank, Elle Varner) and Chris Brown (Sevyn Streeter, Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the music video for “Maybe” below.

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