Diane Warren teases new collaboration with Ella Mai

15 Jul

Diane Warren has teased a new collaboration with Ella Mai.

“With amazing new artist @ellamai and her adorable dog friend in the studio last nite creating something epic!!,” the legendary songwriter posted to Instagram.

Warren’s extensive resume boasts works with Toni Braxton (“Unbreak My Heart”), Whitney Houston (“I Learned from the Best”), LeAnn Rimes (“How Do I Live?”), Monica (“For You, I Will”), Christina Aguilera (“I Turn to You”), Brandy (“Have You Ever”) and Lady Gaga (“Til It Happens To You”).

Meanwhile, Mai is expected to release her debut album – featuring contributions from Grades, Caroline Ailin, Tre Jean-Marie, and Diztortion – later this year via DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records in partnership with Interscope Records.

Warren has also contributed to the next projects by Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Stanaj, Kelly Rowland, Yebba Smith, Lukas Graham, Ally Brooke, Seinabo Sey, Max George, Louisa Johnson, Antigoni Buxton, and Ben Platt.

Watch the music video for “Boo’d Up” below.

Liza Owen signs worldwide publishing deal with Reservoir Media Management

15 Jul

Liza Owen has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Reservoir Media Management, which also houses fellow songwriters including Ali Tamposi, Carla Marie Williams, Ina Wroldsen, and Lauren Christy.

The British-Cambodian singer/songwriter recently co-penned “16 Steps” for Martin Jensen and Olivia Holt alongside Tamposi, John “JRY” Ryan, and AFTERHRS (aka Andrew Haas and Ian Franzino).

Owen’s promotional singles “Better with Me,” “Don’t Call Me Baby” and “Fallin” are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Her resume boasts additional works with songwriters/producers including Goldfingers, Chloe Angelides, Teddy Geiger, Emily Weisband, Jesse Saint John, Tayla Parx, Big Taste, Steph Jones, Julian Bunetta, Shungudzo, Danny Parker, Ilsey Juber, Knighstarr, Sarah Hudson, and Steve Mac.

Stream the audio clip for “Better With Me” below.

Arlissa signs new record deal with Def Jam Recordings

15 Jul

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa has signed a new record deal with Def Jam Recordings, which is also home to artists including Justin Bieber, Teyana Taylor, Kanye West, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, and Alessia Cara.

Arlissa’s current promotional single “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” – which was remixed by Jonas Blue and co-written by fellow recording artist Senai Tedros – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming project, Arlissa has reportedly teamed up with Lostboy, Pip Kembo, Martin Sjolie, Patrick Patrikious, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Martin Terefe, Bastian Langebaek, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Shea Taylor, and Fred Ball.

Arlissa also co-wrote “Just Us” for Kara Marni alongside Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell of UK songwriting/production duo All About She. The track is slotted for inclusion on Marni’s next project under Access Records.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Becky Hill hits the studio with Rachel Furner, The 23rd

14 Jul

British singer/songwriter Becky Hill has teamed up with Rachel Furner and The 23rd for her upcoming debut album under Eko Music / Polydor Records.

Furner’s recent songwriting credits include Alice Chater’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Kara Marni’s “All or Nothing,” Craig David’s “Love Me Like It’s Yesterday,” The Vamps’ “Personal,” and Catherine McGrath’s “Talk of This Town.”

Meanwhile, The 23rd (composed of siblings George and Henry Flint) are responsible for co-writing and producing singles including Grace Carter’s “Silence,” James TW’s “Say Love,” and Sigrid’s “Plot Twist.”

Hill’s next promotional single “I Could Get Used to This” – which she co-wrote alongside Mike Kintish – is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Her current single “Sunrise in the East” – which was co-written by Maverick Sabre and Peter “Lostboy” Rycroft and collectively produced by ADP and Hit Impulse – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Watch the music video for “Sunrise in the East” below.

Mary J. Blige reunites with Prince Charlez, Pop & Oak for new single “Only Love”

13 Jul

Mary J. Blige has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Prince Charlez, who previously teamed up with Blige on singles “Love Yourself,” “Set Me Free” and “U + Me (Love Lesson),” taken from the 2017 album, “Strength of a Woman.”

Production duties on “Only Love” were handled by Pop & Oak, who also worked with Blige on “Wonderful” and “Kiss and Make Up,” taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Think Like a Man Too.”

Blige’s upcoming fourteenth album – featuring further contributions from Moses Samuels and Mikey Akinkunmi of Sons of Sonix – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Only Love” below.

Sinead Harnett premieres “Body” music video

12 Jul

Sinead Harnett has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Johnny Mourgue-directed clip for “Body” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (July 12, 2018).

Co-written and produced by regular collaborator Daniel “Grades” Traynor; “Body” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Harnett’s next project reportedly yields further alliances with Maths Time Joy, J Mills, Alan Sampson, Marlon Roudette, Hue Strother, Ari PenSmith, P2J, Michael Angelo, Rodney Jerkins, Autumn Rowe, and Stint.

Watch the music video for “Body” below.

Normani Kordei reunites with Victoria Monet for new collaboration

12 Jul

Normani Kordei has reunited with Victoria Monet for a new collaboration.

Monet previously co-wrote four songs for Fifth Harmony in the shape of “Everlasting Love,” “Them Girls Be Like,” “We Know,” and “No Way,” taken from the albums “Reflection” (2015) and “7/27” (2016), respectively.

The American singer/songwriter’s latest project “Life After Love, Pt. 1” – featuring “Wish I Never Met You,” “Freak,” “No Good,” “Water Fall Out of Love,” “Ten New Friends” and “Let Her Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani, who signed a publishing deal with Stellar Song, is currently working on her debut solo project under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Justin Tranter, Kennedi, Hue Strother, Caroline Ailin, James Fauntleroy, Tayla Parx, August Rigo, Starrah, Nija Charles, Micah Powell, and KiTo.

Watch the music video for “Freak” below.