Dan Caplen drafts Felix Joseph for new collaboration

21 Sep

Dan Caplen has drafted Felix Joseph for a new collaboration.

Joseph recently helmed the entirety of Elli Ingram’s debut album under Island Records, “Love You Really,” which features promotional singles “Stone Cold,” “Better Alone” and the Laura Dockrill-assisted “Table for Two.”

The British record producer, songwriter, photographer, and art director has also worked with the likes of Abi Ocia (“Konfyt”), Jorja Smith (“Beautiful Little Fools”), Aquilo (“Never Hurt Again”), Cosima (“Hymns for Him”), Kwabs (“Perfect Ruin”), Ray BLK (“50/50”), Professor Green (“Not Your Man”), Birdy (“Take My Heart”) and Kevin Garrett (“Pulling Me Under”).

Meanwhile, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the Jordan Riley and Mark Ralph-produced “Flat Champagne” – will arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Fred Cox (Maverick Sabre), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Jamie Hartman (Marlon Roudette), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Grades (Raleigh Ritchie), Dave Tozer (John Legend), Bastian Langebaek (Jack Garratt), Fred Ball (Prince Charlez) and MJ Cole (Sam Smith).

Stream Dan Caplen’s cover of Ray BLK’s “My Hood” below.

Tom Walker premieres music video for new single “Heartland”

21 Sep

Tom Walker has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Heartland” to his Vevo channel on Thursday (September 21, 2017).

The track was co-written by Wez Muoria-Chavez alongside Fiona Bevan, whose other credits include One Direction’s “Little Things,” Billie Marten’s “Milk & Honey,” Una Healy’s “Angel Like You,” Laura Welsh’s “Sex & Violence,” Hey Violet’s “Unholy,” Lights’ “Skydiving,” and Steps’ “Scared of the Dark.”

Production duties on “Heartland” were collectively handled by Naughty Boy alongside Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music, who are also responsible for Emeli Sande’s “Hurt,” Plan B’s “In the Name of Man,” Sinead Harnett’s “Do it Anyway,” Conor Maynard’s “Talking About,” Sam Smith’s “Like I Can,” Frances’s “No Matter,” and James Arthur’s “Get Down.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Walker’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Relentless Records.

Watch the music video for “Heartland” below.

Mabel hits the studio with Pawws, The Electric

21 Sep

British singer/songwriter Mabel McVey, known mononymously as Mabel, has teamed with Pawws and The Electric for a new collaboration.

Pawws (born Lucy Helene Taylor) has previously penned songs that were performed by Dua Lipa (“Be the One”), Etham (“Close Enough”), Liv Dawson (“I’ll Be Waiting), Danny L Harle (“Me4U”) and Annalisa (“Used to You”).

Meanwhile, The Electric (composed of Edvard Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen) are responsible for producing Little Mix’s “Shout Out to My Ex,” Fifth Harmony’s “Don’t Say You Love Me,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “At My Best,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Olly Murs’s “Love You More,” and M.O’s “Not in Love.”

Mabel’s current mini-album “Bedroom” – featuring the Marlon Roudette-penned / John “JD” Reid-produced “Finders Keepers” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming debut studio collection under Polydor Records reportedly boasts alliances with Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David), Negin Djafari (Louisa Johnson), MNEK (Zara Larsson), Raye (Anne-Marie), Arnthor Birgisson (Taya), Levi Lennox (FKA twigs), Grades (Ella Mai) and Joel Compass (Tinashe).

Watch the music video for “Finders Keepers” below.

Tom Grennan delivers new promotional single “Royal Highness”

21 Sep

Tom Grennan has delivered his new promotional single online.

“Royal Highnes” – which was collectively produced by Joe Rubel alongside Ashley Milton and Daniel Goudie of Laconic – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was also co-written by Jonny Lattimer, whose resume boasts additional works with Kwabs (“Walk”), Sinead Harnett (“Rather Be with You”), Frances (“Let it Out”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Backtrack”), Ella Eyre (“Typical Me”), Foxes (“Amazing”) and Ellie Goulding (“Figure 8”).

Grennan’s upcoming debut album “Lighting Matches” – featuring previous single “Found What I’ve Been Looking For” – will arrive on March 8th, 2018 via Sony Music Entertainment / Insanity Records.

Other album contributors include Adriano Buffone (JP Cooper, Molly Kate Kestner), Jordan Riley (Ray BLK, Dan Caplen), Amy Wadge (Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran) and Tre Jean-Marie (Mabel McVey, Craig David).

Stream the audio clip for “Royal Highness” below.

Troi Irons shares music video for new single “Call Me”

20 Sep

Troi Irons has shared the music video for her new single online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Call Me” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (September 13, 2017).

Irons wrote “Call Me” alongside German record producer Christian “Crada” Kalla, whose resume boasts additional works with Clare Maguire (“Freedom”), Ella Eyre (“Make You Love Me”), Jordin Sparks (“Left … Right”), Bibi Bourelly (“What If”) and Emeli Sande (“Friend of a Friend”).

Irons’s debut mini-album “Turbulence” – featuring additional productions from XSDTRK, Devrim Karaoglu, Sandy Chila, Ryan Marrone, and Neff-U – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Call Me” below.

Nina Nesbitt unveils music video for new single “The Best You Had”

20 Sep

Nina Nesbitt has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The Scottish singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “The Best You Had” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (September 19, 2017).

Nesbitt co-wrote “The Best You Had” with British record producer Jordan Riley, who also contributed to the next projects by Calum Scott, Mabel McVey, Ella Henderson, Becky Hill, L Devine, Sarah Close, Grace Carter, Dakota, Hannah Jane Lewis, KStewart, Chloe Leone, and Mullally.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Nesbitt’s upcoming sophomore studio collection – featuring previous single “The Moments I’m Missing” – is expected to arrive later this year via Cooking Vinyl Records.

On the songwriting front, Nesbitt co-penned “Slow Me Down” for Jessie Ware’s third album “Glasshouse” alongside Norwegian record producer Fred Ball and fellow recording artist Samuel Preston (more commonly known as Preston).

Watch the music video for “The Best You Had” below.

Zak Abel enlists Fred Ball for new collaboration

20 Sep

Zak Abel has enlisted Fred Ball for a new collaboration.

The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Toni Braxton (“Deadwood”), Rihanna (“Love on the Brain”), Zara Larsson (“One Mississipi”), Nina Nesbitt (“Take You to Heaven”), Astrid S (“Does She Know”) and Una Sands (“Seventeen”).

Ball’s resume boasts additional alliances with songwriters including Shaznay Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Roses Gabor, Andrew Jackson, Natalia Hajjara, Arrow Benjamin, Bibi Bourelly, Iain James, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Joseph Angel, Livvi Franc, Sam Dew, Nina Woodford-Wells, and Ed Drewett.

Meanwhile, Abel is scheduled to release his debut album “Only When We’re Naked” on October 6th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

Among the musicians backing Abel on the album are Fred Cox (Dan Caplen), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Ed Thomas (Jorja Smith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jonny Lattimer (Kwabs) and Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith).

As a songwriter, Abel (born Zak David Zilesnick) co-wrote “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of UK production team TMS (also known by their stage name Ghosted).

Stream the audio clip for “Only When We’re Naked” below.