Jennifer Hudson releases new promotional single “Burden Down”

13 Dec

Jennifer Hudson has released her new promotional single online.

“Burden Down” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Lindy Robbins, whose recent credits include DJ Snake’s “A Different Way,” Paloma Faith’s “Cry Baby,” Dua Lipa’s “No Goodbyes,” and Rachel Platten’s “Perfect for You.”

Production duties on “Burden Down” were handled by Jamie Hartman, who is also responsible for Kygo’s “Stargazing,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human,” JP Cooper’s “Passport Home,” Kacy Hill’s “Lion,” and Birdy’s “Shadow.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hudson’s upcoming fourth album – featuring previous promotional single “Remember Me” – is expected to arrive early next year via Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “JHUD” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Babyface (Fantasia Barrino), Jon Levine (Rachel Platten), Lauren Christy (Bebe Rexha), Toby Gad (John Legend), Sam Romans (Alicia Keys), Jeff Gitty (Keyshia Cole), Xavier Gordon (Angie Stone) and Cook Classics (Trey Songz).

Stream the audio clip for “Burden Down” below.

Lily Allen unleashes new promotional single “Trigger Bang”

12 Dec

Lily Allen has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Trigger Bang” – featuring Giggs – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taken from Allen’s upcoming fourth studio collection under Warner Music Group / Polydor Records, tentatively entitled “The Fourth Wall,” the track was co-written and produced by Benjamin “Fryars” Garrett.

Other songwriters and producers expected to appear on the follow-up to 2014’s “Sheezus,” which topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number twelve on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart, are Mark Ronson, Jenna Andrews, Benny Cassette, Andrea “Nylo” Landis, Tev’n, Chloe Angelides, Dre Skull, Sarah Hudson, Ari PenSmith, Liana Banks, and Sam Duckworth.

Stream the audio clip for “Trigger Bang” below.

Rae Morris confirms details for sophomore studio collection

11 Dec

Rae Morris has confirmed the details for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Rachel Anne Morris) christened her second studio collection “Someone Out There” and will release it on February 2nd via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

Current promotional single “Atletico” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2015’s “Unguarded,” Morris has teamed with songwriters and producers including Benjamin “Fryars” Garrett (Cosima, Lily Allen), Jennifer Decilveo (Ella Henderson, Michelle Branch), Steve Robson (Olly Murs, Robbie Williams) and Starsmith (Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding).

See the tracklisting for “Someone Out There” below.

(1) Push Me to My Limit / (2) Reborn / (3) Atletico / (4) Do It / (5) Wait for the Rain / (6) Lower the Tone / (7) Physical Form / (8) Dip My Toe / (9) Someone Out There / (10) Rose Garden / (11) Dancing with Character

Gabrielle teases new promotional single “Under My Skin”

10 Dec

Gabrielle has announced the title of her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Louise Gabrielle Bobb) has christened “Under My Skin” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming album and will release it soon via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Ian Barter, whose resume boasts additional works with Paloma Faith (“Broken Doll), Guy Sebastian (“Died and Gone to Heaven”), Alex Hepburn (“Woman”) and Izzy Bizu (“What Makes You Happy”).

Gabrielle’s last studio collection, 2007’s “Always,” debuted at number eleven on the UK Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of the Paul Weller-featuring “Why” and Julian Gallagher-produced “Every Little Teardrop.”

Her greatest hits collection, 2013’s “Now and Always: 20 Years of Dreaming,” spawned contributions from Richard “Biff” Stannard (“When a Woman”), Emeli Sande (“It Takes Time”), Johnny Douglas (“I Wish”), Paddy Byrne (“Say Goodbye”), Syience (“Knew Me”) and Jonathan Shorten (“Sunshine”).

Stream the audio clip for “Give Me a Little More Time” below.

Justine Skye premieres music video for new single “Don’t Think About It”

9 Dec

Justine Skye has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Don’t Think About It” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (December 09, 2017).

The track was co-written by Sam Romans alongside Rachel “Raye” Keen, whose songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“If I Get My Way”), Dev (“Come at Me”), M.O (“Not in Love”), Snakehips (“Don’t Leave”), Tara Carosielli (“Money”) and Charli XCX (“After the Afterparty”).

Production duties on “Don’t Think About It” were handled by Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas Barnes of TMS, who have recently helmed songs for Naughty Boy (“One Chance to Dance”), Maroon 5 (“Denim Jacket”), Paloma Faith (“Guilty”), Niall Horan (“On My Own”), Zak Samuel (“Play it Cool”), Dua Lipa (“Bad Together”) and Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Skye’s upcoming debut album “Ultraviolet” – featuring singles “U Don’t Know,” “Back for More” and “GoodLove” – is scheduled to arrive on January 19 via Roc Nation Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts additional productions and songwriting contributions from Chris Loco, Moon Willis, Jaramye Daniels, Kevin Garrett, Lyrica Anderson, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, A1, Hitmaka, Fred Ball, Prince Charlez, Starrah, PartyNextDoor, and Frank Dukes.

Watch the music video for “Don’t Think About It” below.

Zara Larsson hits the studio with Caroline Ailin, Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit

9 Dec

Swedish singer/songwriter Zara Larsson has enlisted Caroline Ailin and Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit for a new collaboration.

Patterson previously co-produced and co-wrote “Hold My Hand” for Jess Glynne alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Ina Wroldsen, and Finlay “Starsmith” Dow-Smith. Taken from Glynne’s debut studio collection “I Cry When I Laugh,” the track debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, Ailin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Dua Lipa (“New Rules”), Tiffany Hwang (“Talk”), Olivia Holt (“History”), Aanysa (“Burn Break Crash”), Rachel Platten (“Hey Hey Hallelujah”), Grades (“Crocodile Tears”), JKay (“Danger”), Alex Adair (“Casual”) and Tulecco (“Creative”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Larsson’s upcoming album and follow-up to “So Good” is expected to arrive early next year via TEN Music Group in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from MNEK (Tamera Foster), Hit Impulse (Ella Eyre), Madison Love (Jasmine Thompson), Sermstyle (Demi Lovato), Brittany “Delacey” Armadio (Madison Beer), Jim Lavigne (Kevin Gates) and William Wiik Larsen (Jessie Reyez).

Stream the audio clip for “Only You” below.

K. Michelle releases new album “Kimberley: The People I Used to Know”

9 Dec

American singer/songwriter Kimberley Pate, professionally known as K. Michelle, has released her new studio collection online.

“Kimberley:The People I Used to Know” – featuring singles “Birthday,” “Fuck Your Man” and the Chris Brown-assisted “Either Way” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “More Issues Than Vogue” boasts songwriting contributions from fellow recording artists including Kelly Clarkson (“Run Don’t Walk”), Sonyae Elise (“Birthday”), Prince Charlez (“Talk to God”), Safaree Samuels (“Alert”) and Priscilla Renea (“Brain on Love”).

Other album songwriters include Bianca “Blush” Atterberry (Pia Mia), Kevin Kadish (Meghan Trainor), Carmen Reece (Ray BLK), Micah Powell (Sevyn Streeter), Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee (Rita Ora), Claude Kelly (Britney Spears), Lindsay Gilbert (Tamar Braxton) and Sam Sumser (Jason Derulo).

On the production front, K. Michelle has teamed up with Ronnie “Lil’ Ronnie” Jackson (Usher), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Mariah Carey), Uforo “Bongo” Ebong (Toni Braxton), Hitmaka (Ariana Grande), Louis Biancaniello (Jessie J), Philip “HardWork” Constable (Grace Sewell), Eric Hudson (Brandy) Chuck Harmony (Mary J. Blige) and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Janet Jackson).

Stream “Kimberley: The People I Used to Know” below.