Demi Lovato liberates music video for new single “Sorry Not Sorry”

20 Jul

Demi Lovato has liberated the music video for new single online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Sorry Not Sorry” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (July 19, 2017).

The track was co-written by Sean Douglas, whose recent credits include Fitz & the Tantrums’ “Fool,” Big Boi’s “Freakanomics,” Dua Lipa’s “Garden,” Pitbull’s “Options,” and The Chainsmokers’ “Honest.”

Production duties on “Sorry Not Sorry” were collectively handled by Warren “Oak” Felder, Trevor Brown and Zaire Koalo, who are also behind Kehlani’s “Everything is Yours,” Betty Who’s “Some Kinda Wonderful,” ZZ Ward’s “Ghost,” and Bea Miller’s “Burning Bridges.”

Lovato’s next album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Safehouse Records in partnership with Hollywood Records and Island Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Confident” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Neff-U, Priscilla Renea, Happy Perez, Miguel, Laleh Pourkarim, Emile Haynie, Tayla Parx, Oscar Holter, Nolan Lambroza, Simon Wilcox, Diane Warren, and Sebastian Kole.

Watch the music video for “Why” below.

Sabrina Carpenter premieres music video for new single “Why”

20 Jul

Sabrina Carpenter has premiered the music video her new single online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Why” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (July 19, 2017).

The track was co-written by Brett “Leland” McLaughlin, whose other credits include Daya’s “Cool,” Troye Sivan’s “Talk Me Down,” Allie X’s “Vintage,” Emmalyn’s “Hungover,” Spencer Ludwig’s “Good Time People,” Kat Graham’s “Secrets,” and Alex & Sierra’s “You Will Find Me.”

Production duties on “Why” were handled by Jonas Jeberg, who is also responsible for Selena Gomez’s “Fetish,” Dirty Heads’ “Vacation,” Bebe Rexha’s “The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody),” Demi Lovato’s “Made in the USA,” Zendaya’s “Putcha Body Down,” and Fifth Harmony’s “Sledgehammer.”

Carpenter’s upcoming third studio collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Hollywood Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2016’s “Evolution,” which peaked to number twenty-eight on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “On Purpose” and “Thumbs.”

Watch the music video for “Why” below.

Hailee Steinfeld works with Ali Tamposi for debut album

20 Jul

Hailee Steinfeld has worked with Ali Tamposi for her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Notable songwriting credits by Tamposi include Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Liza Owen’s “Don’t Call Me Baby,” Cover Drive’s “Can’t Live in a World,” Lea Michele’s “Run to You,” Kygo’s “It Ain’t Me” (featuring Selena Gomez), and DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You” (featuring Justin Bieber).

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with producers including John Shanks, Toby Gad, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters, Teddy Geiger, Julian Bunetta, Fraser T. Smith, Greg Kurstin, Jim Jonsin, Boi-1da, Supa Dups, Jim Beanz, RedOne, and David Guetta.

Steinfeld’s current promotional single “Most Girls,” on the other hand, is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets. The track was co-written with Asia Whiteacre, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Jeremy “Kinetics” Dussolliet and Tim “One Love” Sommers.

For her still-untitled debut album, the “Love Myself” star has also worked with songwriters and producers including Bloodpop, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Rami Yacoub, Whitney Phillips, Albin Nedler, Tayla Parx, BURNS, Kathryn Ostenberg, Brandon Skeie, and Gino “Farrago” Barletta.

Watch the music video for “Most Girls” below.

Ray BLK connects with RAYE for new collaboration

20 Jul

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with fellow recording artist RAYE for a new collaboration.

Born Rachel Keen, the “You Don’t Know Me” star previously co-penned songs for Charli XCX (“After the Afterparty”), Tara Carosielli (“Money”), Matoma (“The Wave”), Blonde (“Just for One Night”), M.O (“Not in Love”), 5 After Midnight (“Up in Here”) and Snakehips (“Don’t Leave”).

In addition to working on her upcoming project under Polydor Records, RAYE has also contributed to the next releases by Jess Glynne [Atlantic], Rihanna [Roc Nation], Little Mix [Syco Music], Rita Ora [Atlantic], Mabel McVey [Polydor], Era Istrefi [Ultra Music], Rudimental [Atlantic], Anne-Marie [Asylum], Naughty Boy [Virgin EMI] and Ellie Goulding [Polydor].

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” delivers additional alliances with Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith), Gina Kushka (Kylie Minogue), Tom Havelock (Kwabs), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Chris Loco (Maverick Sabre), Jin Jin (Dido), MNEK (Tinie Tempah) and Cass Lowe (Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “I, U, Us” below.

Martine McCutcheon returns with new album “Lost and Found”

20 Jul

Martine McCutcheon has announced the details for her upcoming fourth album.

The British singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality dubbed her next studio collection “Lost and Found” and will release it on August 11 via BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited.

Current promotional single “Any Sign of Life” was written by Victoria “Lady V” Horn (Brandy, Diana Gordon), Jack McManus (Max George, Antigoni Buxton) and Julian Bunnetta (Harry Styles, Jessie Ware).

In addition to McManus, who serves as the album’s primary contributor, the follow-up to 2002’s “Musicality” delivers additional contributions from Lisa Scinta, James Irvin, Ciara Newell, Julian Emery, and Catherine McGrath.

See the tracklisting for “Lost and Found” below.

(1) Say I’m Not Alone / (2) Maybe I Should Run / (3) Paradise / (4) Any Sign of Life / (5) Stay With Me / (6) What You Do to Me / (7) Cried a Little / (8) Archive / (9) Every Breath You Take / (10) Rebellion

Watch the music video for “Say I’m Not Alone” below.

Mickey Guyton confirms details for new single

20 Jul

Mickey Guyton has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American country singer/songwriter (born Candace Mycale Guyton) christened “Nice Things” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming project under Universal Music Group / Capitol Records Nasville.

The track – available for download from July 28 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Liz Rose (Nelly Furtado, Colbie Caillat) and Stephanie Chapman (Lady Antebellum, Trisha Yearwood).

On the follow-up to 2014’s “Unbreakable” and 2015’s “Mickey Guyton,” the “Better Than You Left Me” star has reportedly worked with songwriters and producers including David Hodges, Bonnie McKee, Morgan Taylor Reid, Lucie Silvas, Troy Verges, Hillary Lindsey, and Busbee.

Watch the music video for “Heartbreak Song” below.

Julia Michaels schedules release date for debut mini-album “Nervous System”

19 Jul

American singer/songwriter Julia Michaels has unveiled the artwork and release date for her upcoming debut mini-album.

Featuring singles “Issues” and “Uh Huh,” the highly-anticipated EP entitled “Nervous System” will arrive on July 28 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to regular songwriting partner Justin Tranter, “Nervous System” reportedly delivers further contributions from Ian Kirkpatrick (Bebe Rexha), Stephan Moccio (Andy Grammer), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith), Jason Evigan (Madonna), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas) and Steve Mac (Clean Bandit).

Fans of Michaels’ songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Tinashe, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Ella Henderson, Billy Raffoul, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, and Snakehips.

Her recent credits include Selena Gomez’s “Liar,” John Legend’s “Surefire,” Shakira’s “When a Woman,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Wanna Know Love,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Bea Miller’s “I Can’t Breathe,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” Skyler Stecker’s “How Did We,” and Bleachers’ “Hate That You Know Me.”

Watch the stripped version of “Uh Huh” below.