James Blunt reunites with Claude Kelly for new album

24 Aug


James Blunt has reunited with Claude Kelly of Louis York for his new album.

“Tea and biscuits … We must be in London! @ClaudeKelly / @louisyorkmusic” Blunt posted to his Instagram account on Wednesday (August 24, 2016).

Kelly previously co-wrote “Satellites” and “Sun on Sunday,” taken from the Blunt’s previous studio collection, “Moon Landing.”

The Louis York vocalist also co-wrote “I Found a Girl” for The Vamps along with James Blunt, Ross Golan, Ammar Malik, and Steve Mac. The track peaked to number thirty on the UK Singles Chart.

Blunt’s fifth album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year through Custard Records and Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional alliances with Stephan Moccio, Ina Wroldsen, Danny Parker, MoZella, Sam Romans, Camille Purcell, Steve Mac, Dewain Whitmore, and Steve Robson.

Watch the music video for “Clair Huxtable” below.

Diana Gordon releases new single “Woman”

23 Aug


Diana Gordon has released her new single online.

“Woman” – which was co-written by Gordon and Kevin Cossom – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Production duties on “Woman” were handled by Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese along with Robert McCurdy and Christopher Petrosino of Noise Club.

Gordon’s upcoming project – featuring previous single “The Legend Of” – is scheduled for release later this year via British independent record label 4AD.

On the songwriting front, Gordon has contributed to the next projects by Chloe & Halle [Columbia Records] and Rita Ora [Atlantic Records].

Her extensive resume boasts previous credits for Beyonce (“Sorry”), Mary J. Blige (“Gonna Breakthrough”), Danity Kane (“2 of You”), Ciara (“Livin’ it Up”), David Guetta (“Toyfriend”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Starting Over”).

Listen to the audio clip for “Woman” below.

Santigold premieres “Banshee” music video

23 Aug


Santigold has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer-songwriter – real name Santi White – posted the visual clip for “Banshee” to her YouTube channel on Monday (August 22, 2016).

“Banshee” was co-written by Cathy Dennis (Britney Spears, AlunaGeorge), Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Dua Lipa), John Hill (Rihanna, Florence Welch), and Patrik Berger (Noonie Bao, Carly Rae Jepsen).

Santigold’s latest album “99¢” – featuring previous singles “Can’t Get Enough of Myself,” “Who Be Lovin’ Me” and “Chasing Shadows” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Master of My Make-Believe” boasts additional alliances with Rostam Batmanglij (Frank Ocean), Nugget (Kelela), Dave Sitek (Kelis), Sam Dew (Bridget Kelly), and Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira).

Watch the music video for “Banshee” below.

Louisa Johnson taps Ina Wroldsen, Arnthor Birgisson for debut album

20 Aug


British singer-songwriter Louisa Johnson has added Ina Wroldsen and Arnthor Birgission to the list of contributors for her upcoming debut album.

“She might be tiny in the vocal booth but what a big voice! Blown away. Thank you for making our song your own @louisa @inawroldsenofficial,” Birgisson posted to his Instagram account on Saturday (August 20, 2016).

Wroldsen and Birgisson formed formed a band called Ask Embla in the summer of 2011. Their debut album “Northern Light” – featuring lead single “Father’s Eyes” – was released in 2013 via Sony Norway.

They are also responsible for co-writing and producing songs performed by Shontelle (“Impossible”), Leona Lewis (“My Hands” / “Heartbeat”), and The Saturdays (“Higher”).

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

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further alliances with BURNS, Ali Tamposi, Digital Farm Animals, Chloe Angelides, Toby Gad, MoZella, Priscilla Renea, Marlon Roudette, Chelcee Grimes, and Sam Romans.

Watch the music video for “Father’s Eyes” below.

Ava Lily releases new single “Painkiller”

20 Aug


Ava Lily has released her new single online.

“Painkiller” – which was co-written by Emily Warren and the song’s producer Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph – is now available for download via iTunes.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lily is expected to release her debut EP later this year through Naughty Boy’s label Naughty Records.

She previously teamed up with the British record producer on hit single “Pardon Me,” taken from his first studio collection, “Hotel Cabana.”

Amongst the other musicians Lily has worked with are Mojam, Iain James, Josh Record, Laura Dockrill, Jim Eliot, Two Inch Punch, and Jonny Coffer.

Listen to the audio clip for “Painkiller” below.

Britney Spears reveals new album “Glory” tracklisting

20 Aug


Britney Spears has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming album.

The singer-songwriter will release her ninth studio collection “Glory” on August 28 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Do You Wanna Come Over?” was co-written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels along with the song’s producers Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson of Mattman & Robin.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Britney Jean” boasts further productions from BURNS, Warren “Oak” Felder, Alex Niceforo, Young Fyre, Jason Evigan, Robopop, Cashmere Cat, Ian Kirkpatrick, Nick Monson, and Emanuel Kiriakou.

Album songwriters include Carla Marie Williams, Simon Wilcox, Chantal Kreviazuk, Ilsey Juber, Phoebe Ryan, Jessica Ashley, Talay Riley, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Joe Janiak, Breyan Isaac, and Danny Parker.

Peep the tracklisting for “Glory” below.

(1) Invitation / (2) Make Me / (3) Private Show / (4) Man on the Moon / (5) Just Luv Me / (6) Clumsy / (7) Do You Wanna Come Over? / (8) Slumber Party / (9) Just Like Me / (10) Love Me Down / (11) Hard to Forget Ya / (12) What You Need / (13) Better / (14) Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes) / (15) Liar / (16) If I’m Dancing / (17) Coupure Électrique

Idina Menzel unveils “Queen of Swords” music video

20 Aug


Idina Menzel has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The actress-singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Queen of Swords” to her YouTube channel on Friday (August 19, 2016).

“Queen of Swords” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Ferras Alqaisi (Ricky Martin, Jessica Mauboy), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Santigold), and Greg Wells (Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen).

Meanwhile, Menzel’s upcoming album “Idina” – featuring previous single “I See You” – will arrive on September 23 via Warner Brothers Records.

The keenly-awaited project boasts additional alliances with Erik Rosse, Audra Mae, Stephen Wrabel, Shelly Peiken, James “JHart” Abrahart, Lindy Robbins, Matt Morris, Dana Parrish, and Andy Hollander.

Watch the music video for “Queen of Swords” below.

Craig David unwraps tracklist for new album “Following My Intuition”

19 Aug


Craig David has unwrapped the tracklisting for his upcoming album.

The British singer-songwriter will release “Following My Intuition” on September 30 via Sony Music Entertainment UK / Insanity Records.

Current single “Ain’t Giving Up” – featuring production duties from Bruce “Sigala” Fielder – is now available for download via iTunes.

The keenly-awaited collection boasts further contributions from TMS, Jim Beanz, KStewart, Jacob Attwooll, Andre Merritt, KAYTRANADA, Alan Simpson, Blonde, Michael Hannides, White N3rd, MNEK, and Tre Jean-Marie.

Peep the tracklisting for “Following My Intuition” below.

(1) Ain’t Giving Up / (2) When the Bassline Drops / (3) Don’t Go / (4) 16 / (5) Couldn’t Be Mine / (6) One More Time / (7) Change My Love / (8) Nothing Like This / (9) Got It Good / (10) All We Needed / (11) Louder Than Words / (12) What If / (13) Like a Fan / (14) Better with You / Deluxe Edition: (15) No Holding Back / (16) Here with Me / (17) Warm It Up / (18) Sink or Swim

DAKOTA hits the studio with Becky Hill

17 Aug


DAKOTA has recorded new music with Becky Hill.

“Me & @soundofdakota just wrote a song in under like 2 hours! Talented little bean this one, just sat listening to her beautiful voice,” Hill tweeted on Wednesday (August 17, 2016).

The British singer-songwriter – born Rebecca Claire Hill – is best known for her singles “Caution to the Wind,” “Losing” and “Back to My Love,” which are now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Her resume boasts further works with Matoma (“False Alarm”), Marc Kinchen (“Piece of Me”), Tough Love (“Touch”), Katy B (“Freak Like Me”), Rudimental (“Powerless”), Bondax (“All I See”), and Wilkinson (“Afterglow”).

Meanwhile, DAKOTA is expected to release her debut project – featuring “Long Hot Summer” and “Lonely Like a Fool” – later this year through 70Hz Recordings in partnership with Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Future Cut, Ed Drewett, Josh Record, Laura Dockrill, Bless Beats, Jamie Scott, Amy Wadge, Ollie Green, Maiday, Jez Ashurst, Tim Woodcock, and Laconic.

On the songwriting front, DAKOTA – real name Sophie Elton – recently co-penned DAKOTA – real name Sophie Elton – recently co-penned DJ Snake’s “Future, Pt. 2” along with Karen Poole and Fraser T. Smith.

Watch the music video for “Losing” below.

Tove Lo confirms details for new album “Lady Wood”

17 Aug


Tove Lo has confirmed the details for her sophomore album.

The Swedish singer-songwriter – real name Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson – christened her second studio collection “Lady Wood” and will release it on October 28 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Lead single “Cool Girl” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Tove Lo along with Jakob Jerlström and Ludvig Söderberg.

“Lady Wood” reportedly boasts further contributions from songwriting and production team Captain Cuts, who also worked with the likes of Phoebe Ryan [Columbia], Carly Rae Jepsen [Interscope], and Halsey [Capitol].

Tove Lo’s debut studio collection, 2014’s “Queen of the Clouds,” peaked to number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Habits (Stay High),” “Talking Body” and “Moments.”

On the songwriting front, Tove Lo co-penned Ellie Goulding’s “Still Falling for You” along with fellow Swedish musicians Ilya Salmanzadeh, Rickard Goransson, and Johan “Shellback” Schuster.

Her extensive resume boasts further works with Nick Jonas (“Close”), Hilary Duff (“Sparks”), Adam Lambert (“Rumors”), Zara Larsson (“Skippin’ a Beat”), Lea Michele (“Thousand Needles”), and Ella Eyre (“That’s Just Me”).

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


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