Demi Lovato unveils new single “Cool for the Summer”

1 Jul

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Demi Lovato has unveiled her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the “Cool for Summer” audio clip to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (July 1, 2015).

“Cool for Summer” was written by Lovato along with Savan Kotecha (The Weeknd, Britney Spears), Ali Payami (Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande), Alexander Kronlund (Tori Kelly, Ella Eyre) and Max Martin (Usher, Katy Perry).

The track also marks the first promotional cut from Lovato’s next album under Universal Music Group’s newly-launched imprint Safehouse Records.

Other musicians backing Lovato on the follow-up to 2013’s “DEMI” are Jason Evigan (Madonna, Nick Jonas), Lindy Robbins (Olly Murs, Toni Braxton), Julia Michaels (Zedd, Selena Gomez) and Mitch Allan (Zendaya, Jason Derulo).

Listen to the “Cool for Summer” audio clip below.

Fleur East works with Ed Drewett for debut album

1 Jul

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British recording artist Fleur East has added fellow singer/songwriter Ed Drewett to the list of songwriters for her debut album.

Drewett recently co-wrote “Black Magic” for Little Mix along with Camille Purcell and the song’s producers Electric (Edvard Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen).

His resume includes additional works for One Direction (“Steal My Girl”), The Wanted (“Glad You Came”), Olly Murs (“Dear Darling”), Union J (“Lucky Ones”), Lawson (“Are You Ready?”) and Stooshe (“Kiss Chase”).

Meanwhile, East is scheduled to release her first studio collection later this year through Simon Cowell’s Sony Music imprint Syco Music.

Other songwriters backing East on the album are Ina Wroldsen (Shakira, Britney Spears), Chelcee Grimes (Aston Merrygold, Conor Maynard), Iain James (Craig David, Sinead Harnett) and Wayne Hector (Ella Eyre, Jess Glynne).

Watch the music video for Drewett’s “Undefeated” below.

Melissa Steel teams up with Wretch 32 for new single “You Love Me?”

1 Jul

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Melissa Steel has announced the title for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “You Love Me?” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming debut album.

“You Love Me?” – featuring Wretch 32 – follows previous single “Kisses for Breakfast,” which peaked to number ten on the UK Singles Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Steel will release her first studio collection later this year through Disturbing London and Atlantic Records.

Album collaborators include Knox Brown (Emeli Sande, Mary J. Blige), MNEK (Madonna, Kylie Minogue), Harmony Samuels (Ciara, Kelly Rowland), Sam Romans (John Legend, AlunaGeorge) and Chris Loco (Raye, Ella Eyre).

Watch the “Kisses for Breakfast” music video below.

Disclosure premiere “Holding On” music video

1 Jul

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Disclosure have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The electronic music duo posted the visual clip for “Holding On” – featuring Gregory Portman – to their Vevo channel on Tuesday (June 30, 2015).

“Holding On” was written by group members Guy and Howard Lawrence along with Jimmy Napes, whose other credits include Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” [Atlantic Records] and Jessie Ware’s “Pieces” [Island Records].

Video treatment was handled by Ryan Hope, who is also responsible for 2 Chainz’s “Feds Watching” [Def Jam Recordings], Foals’ “Out of the Woods” [Warner Bros Records] and Chromeo’s “Jealous” [Atlantic Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Disclosure’s second album “Caracal” will hit stores and digital outlets on September 25 through PMR Records and Island Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Settle,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned several singles including “Latch,” “You & Me,” “White Noise” and “Voices.”

Other guest artists backing Disclosure on “Caracal” are Sam Smith [Capitol Records], Lion Babe [Interscope Records], Kwabs [Atlantic Records], Nao [Little Tokyo Recordings] and Karen Harding [Method Records].

Watch the music video for “Holding On” below.

Jason Derulo premieres “Cheyenne” music video

30 Jun

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Jason Derulo has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Cheyenne” to his official YouTube channel on Tuesday (June 30, 2015).

“Cheyenne” was co-written by Derulo along with Lindy Robbins (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato), Sam Martin (David Guetta, Nick Jonas), Jason Evigan (Madonna, Kelly Clarkson) and Ian Kirkpatrick (Hilary Duff, Christina Aguilera).

Production duties were handled by The Monsters and the Strangerz, who are responsible for Austin Mahone’s “Dirty Work” [Interscope], Maroon 5’s “It Was Always You” [222] and Lea Michele’s “On My Way” [Columbia].

Derulo’s latest album “Everything is 4” – featuring previous hit single “Want to Want Me” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Beluga Heights and Warner Bros Records.

Watch the music video for “Cheyenne” below.

Prince Royce unveils new album “Double Vision” tracklist

30 Jun

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Prince Royce has unwrapped the official tracklist for his upcoming album.

“Double Vision” – featuring singles “Stuck on a Feeling” (featuring Snoop Dogg) and “Back it Up” (featuring Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull) – is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on July 24 through Sony Music Latin and RCA Records.

Album producers include Steve Mostyn (Usher, Alicia Keys), Rob Knox (Ciara, Justin Timberlake), Jason Evigan (Miguel, Demi Lovato), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift) and RoccStar (Beyonce, CeeLo Green).

On the songwriting front, Royce has teamed with Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly, Britney Spears), Lil’ Eddie (Jessie J, Kylie Minogue), Taylor Parks (Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole) and Ross Golan (Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor).

Peep the tracklist for “Double Vision” below.

(01) Stuck on a Feeling / (02) Handcuffs / (03) Back it Up / (04) Lucky One / (05) Double Vision / (06) Lie to Me / (07) Dangerous / (08) Extraordinary / (09) Seal It With a Kiss / (10) There for You / (11) Paris on a Sunny Day / (12) Chemical / (13) Lay You Down / (14) With You / (15) Getaway / (16) End of My World

Alyxx Dione collaborates with Dem Jointz for debut album

30 Jun

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Alyxx Dione has collaborated with Dem Jointz for her debut album.

The R&B musician – born Dwayne Abernathy – recently co-produced “No Sleeep” for Janet Jackson along with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

His extensive resume includes further works for Rihanna [Roc Nation Records], Madison Beer [Island Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records], Christina Aguilera [RCA Records] and Jasmine V [Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, Dione is expected to release her first studio collection later this year through Jason Derulo’s label Future History Records and RCA Records.

Lead single “Chingalinga” – featuring guest vocals from Derulo – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The track was written by Derulo along with regular collaborators Sean Douglas (Madonna, Demi Lovato), Jason Evigan (Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas) and Jonas Jeberg (Nicki Minaj, Fifth Harmony).

Watch the music video for “Chingalinga” below.

Bonnie McKee releases “Bombastic” EP

30 Jun

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Bonnie McKee has released her new EP online.

“Bombastic” – featuring new songs in the shape of “Wasted Youth,” “I Want it All” and “Easy” – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

The mini-collection also boasts alliances with Oligee (Ciara, Jennifer Lopez), Charlie Puth (Fergie, CeeLo Green), Axident (Jason Derulo, Jessie J), Sean Walsh (Chromeo, Lea Michele) and Greg Kurstin (Sia, Kylie Minogue).

On the songwriting front, McKee has written songs for Robin Thicke [Interscope], Rita Ora [Columbia], Carly Rae Jepsen [Schoolboy], Ellie Goulding [Polydor], Adam Lambert [RCA] and Leona Lewis [Island].

Some of her notable credits include Britney Spears (“Hold it Against Me”), Katy Perry (“Roar”), Cheryl (“I Don’t Care”), Kelly Clarkson (“Bad Reputation”), Katharine McPhee (“Touch Me”) and Taio Cruz (“Dynamite”).

Watch the music video for “Bombastic” below.

Jess Glynne reveals artwork for new single “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”

29 Jun

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Jess Glynne has revealed the official artwork for her new single online.

“Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” marks the third promotional cut from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album “I Cry When I Laugh.”

The track was co-written by Wayne Hector, whose other credits include Sigma’s “Glitterball” f/ Ella Henderson [3 Beat Music], Rixton’s “Wait on Me” [Interscope Records] and Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” [Republic Records].

Production duties were handled by TMS, who are also responsible for Sinead Harnett’s “She Ain’t Me” [Virgin EMI Records], Madison Beer’s “Melodies” [Island Records] and Olly Murs’ “Hand on Heart” [Epic Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Glynne’s first studio collection “I Cry When I Laugh” – featuring previous singles “Right Here” and “Hold My Hand” – will hit stores and digital outlets on August 21 through Atlantic Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts additional alliances with Knox Brown (Mary J. Blige, Aloe Blacc), Jin Jin (Karen Harding, Janelle Monae), Naughty Boy (Ella Eyre, Sam Smith) and Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Alicia Keys).

On the songwriting front, Glynne has contributed to the next albums by M.O. [Operator Records], Little Mix [Syco Music / Columbia Records] and Rita Ora [Roc Nation / Columbia Records].

Watch the music video for “Right Here” below.

Miguel releases new album “Wildheart”

29 Jun

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Miguel has released his third album online.

“Wildheart” – featuring lead single “Coffee” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with ByStorm Entertainment and RCA Records.

Album producers include Salaam Remi (Usher, Alicia Keys), Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Britney Spears), Cashmere Cat (Sia, Kanye West), Happy Perez (K. Michelle, Frank Ocean) and Raphael Saadiq (Goapele, John Legend).

Miguel’s last studio collection, 2012’s “Kaleidoscope Dream,” peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned international hit singles including “Adorn,” “Do You…” and “How Many Drinks?”

On the songwriting front, Miguel is known for co-writing John Legend’s “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” [Epic], Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful” [Def Jam], Beyonce’s “Rocket” [Columbia] and Jessie Ware’s “You and I (Forever)” [Island].

Watch the music video for “Coffee” below.

 

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