Shawn Mendes confirms new single “Treat You Better”

27 May

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Shawn Mendes has confirmed the details for his new single.

The Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist christened “Better” as the first promotional cut from his upcoming sophomore LP and will release it on June 3 via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Mendes’ first album, 2015’s “Handwritten,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Life of the Party,” “Stitches,” “Aftertaste” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

For his new studio collection, Mendes has reportedly teamed up with Dan Wilson, Laleh, Stephan Moccio, Amy Wadge, Jake Gosling, Ilsey Juber, Chris Leonard, Ammar Malik, Teddy Geiger, Danny Parker, Scott Harris, and Geoffrey Warburton.

The still-untitled project – featuring “Ruin,” “Like This” and “Three Empty Words” – is scheduled to arrive later this year through Island Records.

Watch the music video for “Aftertaste” below.

Jessie Ware debuts new single “Till the End”

27 May

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Jessie Ware has debuted her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Till the End” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (May 26, 2016).

“Till the End” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Ware along with Jamie Scott (Anne-Marie, Craig David), Sacha Skarbek (All Saints, Miley Cyrus) and Dave Okumu (Paloma Faith, VV Brown).

The track also marks the first promotional cut from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Me Before You,” out on June 3 via Interscope Records.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ware is currently recording new material for her upcoming third studio collection and follow-up to 2014’s ‘Tough Love.”

Album contributors include Emile Haynie, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, MoZella, Samuel Dixon, Maiday, Julian Bunetta, John Henry Ryan, Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels, Two Inch Punch, Fred Ball, Ed Drewett, Ammar Malik, and Stephan Moccio.

Listen to the audio clip for “Till the End” below.

Anne-Marie enlists Jamie Scott for debut album

27 May

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Anne-Marie has enlisted Jamie Scott for her upcoming debut album.

Notable songwriting and production credits by Scott include Colbie Caillat’s “If You Love Me, Let Me Go” [Republic], One Direction’s “Infinity” [Columbia] and The Vamps’ “Wild Heart” [Virgin EMI].

Fans of Scott’s works should also look out for the next projects by Jessie Ware [Island], Craig David [Insanity], DAKOTA [70Hz]. Olly Murs [Epic], Ella Henderson [Syco] and Tom Odell [RCA].

Meanwhile, Anne-Marie is expected to release her upcoming debut album – featuring singles “Boy,” “Do It Right” and “Alarm” – later this year through Rudimental’s label Major Tom’s Music and Asylum Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further alliances with Digital Farm Animals, Stacy Barthe, Jesse Shatkin, Rick Nowels, Jin Jin, Bless Beats, JHart, Greg Wells, Amy Wadge, Fraser T. Smith, and Jean Baptiste Kouame.

Watch the music video for “Unbreakable” below.

Clean Bandit drafts Louisa Johnson for new single “Tears”

26 May

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Clean Bandit have confirmed the title for their new single.

The British electronic music quartet – composed of Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson and Neil Amin-Smith – christened “Tears” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming sophomore album.

“Tears” also features guest vocals from Louisa Johnson, whose currently working on her debut album under Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Clean Bandit are expected to release their second album – featuring further guest appearances from Labrinth, Natasha Bedingfield, and Sean Paul – later this year through Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “New Eyes” delivers contributions from Steve Mac (Zara Larsson), Ina Wroldsen (Calvin Harris), Toby Gad (Beyonce), Sam Romans (Alicia Keys), Cass Lowe (Tinashe) and Priscilla Renea (David Guetta).

Watch the music video for “Rather Be” below.

Coco Morier debuts new single “No Pressure”

26 May

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Coco Morier has debuted her new single online.

The singer-songwriter – real name Nicole Morier – posted the audio clip for “No Pressure” to her YouTube channel on Wednesday (May 25, 2016).

“No Pressure” marks the first promotional cut from Morier’s upcoming debut album “Dreamer,” which will arrive on July 8 via Kobalt Music Group.

On the songwriting front, Morier co-penned Ellie Goulding’s “Keep on Dancin’” [Polydor], Demi Lovato’s “Wildfire” [Hollywood], Icona Pop’s “We Got the World” [Big Beat] and Sky Ferreira’s “99 Tears” [Capitol].

Her extensive resume boasts further works with Britney Spears (“Heaven on Earth”), Selena Gomez (“Whiplash”), Wynter Gordon (“Dirty Talk”), Amie Namuro (“Sweet Kisses”) and Tom Jones (“If He Should Ever Leave You”).

Listen to the audio clip for “No Pressure” below.

James Blunt recruits MoZella, Stephan Moccio for fifth album

26 May

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James Blunt has recruited MoZella and Stephan Moccio for his new album.

MoZella’s songwriting resume boasts works with Madonna (“Living for Love”), One Direction (“Perfect”), Rihanna (“Dancing in the Dark”), Tinashe (“Feels Like Vegas”), Foxes (“Wicked Love”) and Kelly Clarkson (“Take You High”).

Meanwhile, Moccio is responsible for co-writing / producing The Weeknd’s “Earned It” [Republic], Celine Dion’s “A New Day Has Come” [Columbia], Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball “[RCA] and Seal’s “Daylight Saving” [Warner Brothers].

Blunt, on the other hand, is expected to release his fifth studio collection later this year through Custard Records and Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Moon Landing,” which debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including ‘Bonfire Heart,” “Heart to Heart” and “When I Find Love Again.”

Other musicians backing Blunt on the new album are Danny Parker (Birdy), Sam Romans (Rudimental), Camille Purcell (MNEK), Steve Mac (Little Mix), Dewain Whitmore (Chris Brown) and Steve Robson (Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “When I Find Love Again” below.

Bebe Rexha hits the studio with MNEK

26 May

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Bebe Rexha has recorded new music with MNEK.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for another artist or Rexha’s upcoming debut album.

MNEK’s recent songwriting and production credits include Beyonce’s “Hold Up” [Columbia], Rudimental’s “Rumour Mill” [Atlantic], Alex Newell’s “Basically Over You” [Big Beat] and MØ’s “Final Song” [RCA].

He also contributed to the next projects by Becky Hill, KStewart, Sabina Ddumba, Charli XCX, Tamera Foster, Melissa Steel, Craig David, Jojo, Olly Murs, Zara Larsson, Karen Harding, Chromeo, JONES, Anne-Marie, and Raye.

Meanwhile, Rexha will release her first studio collection – featuring “No Broken Hearts” – later this year through Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled LP reportedly delivers alliances with Timbaland (Nelly Furtado), Jason Evigan (Britney Spears), Sean Douglas (Enrique Iglesias), Fraser T. Smith (Adele), Christopher Braide (Lana Del Rey) and Billy Steinberg (Madonna).

On the songwriting front, Rexha co-penned “Under You” for Nick Jonas’s upcoming third album “Last Year Was Complicated” along with Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Rickard Goransson and Max Martin.

Listen to the audio clip for “At Night (I Think About You)” below.

Betty Who reunites with Martin Johnson for sophomore album

24 May

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Betty Who has reunited with Martin Johnson for her second album.

Johnson previously co-wrote and produced three songs for Betty Who in the shape of “Glory Days,” “A Night to Remember” and “Dreaming About You.”

His resume includes further works with Elle King (“America’s Sweetheart”), Pentatonix (“Sing”), Christina Perri (“Human”), Olly Murs (“Beautiful to Me”), Jason Derulo (“The Other Side”) and Alex & Sierra (“Scarcrow”).

Meanwhile, Betty Who – real name Jessica Newham – is expected to release her second studio collection later this year through RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Take Me When You Go” reportedly delivers additional contributions from Robopop (Nick Jonas), Priscilla Renea (Fifth Harmony), MSTR ROGERS (Charli XCX) and Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani).

Watch the music video for “Somebody Loves You” below.

Ariana Grande premieres “Into You” music video

24 May

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Ariana Grande has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer-songwriter-actress posted the visual clip for “Into You” to her Vevo channel on Monday (May 23, 2016).

“Into You” was co-written by Savan Kotecha (Usher, Tori Kelly), Alexander Kronlund (Ella Eyre, Fifth Harmony), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Natalie La Rose, Jennifer Lopez) and Max Martin (Adele, Taylor Swift).

Video treatment was handled by Hannah Lux Davis, who previously worked with the likes of Meghan Trainor (“Me Too”), Rachel Platten (“Better Place”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”) and Demi Lovato (“Cool for the Summer”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Grande’s latest studio collection “Dangerous Woman” – featuring guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Macy Gray, Future, and Lil Wayne – is out now via Republic Records.

Watch the music video for “Into You” below.

Dua Lipa hits the studio with Emily Warren, Chris Loco

24 May

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Dua Lipa has recorded new material with Chris Loco and Emily Warren.

Loco is known for producing and co-writing tracks performed by Raleigh Ritchie (“Stronger Than Ever”), Maverick Sabre (“Give Me Love”), Rita Ora (“Shine Ya Light”), Emeli Sande (“Easier in Bed”) and Leona Lewis (“I to You”).

Meanwhile, Warren’s songwriting resume boasts works for Becky Hill (“Back to My Love”), Astrid S (“Jump”), Melanie Martinez (“Soap”), Jessie J (“Masterpiece”) and Shawn Mendes (“Aftertaste”).

Dua Lipa, on the other hand, is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring previous singles “New Love,” “Be the One,” “Last Dance” and “Hotter Than Hell” – later this year through Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Greg Wells, Kid Harpoon, BloodPop, Two Inch Punch, BURNS, Christopher Baran, Jayson DeZuzio, Knox Brown, Josh Record, Banx & Ranx, and TMS.

On the songwriting front, Dua Lipa has teamed with JHart, Ed Drewett, Andrew Wyatt, Talay Riley, Iain James, Sarah Hudson, Chelcee Grimes, Laura Dockrill, Karen Poole, Andrew Jackson, Sarah Hudson, and Noonie Bao.

Watch the music video for “Ego” below.

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