Kat Dahlia delivers new promotional single “Manipulator”

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Katriana Huguet, better known by her stage name Kat Dahlia, has delivered her new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “Manipulator” were handled by J-Roc (born Jerome Harmon), who is also responsible for Jennifer Hudson’s “Walk it Out,” Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” and Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dahlia is expected to release her sophomore album – featuring previous singles “Friday Night Majic” and “Sirens” – later this year via Vested in Culture / Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “My Garden” boasts additional alliances with Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Lauren Christy (Akon), Scott Harris (Rachel Platten), Meleni Smith (Selena Gomez) and Digital Farm Animals (Noah Cyrus).

Listen to the audio clip for “Manipulator” below.

WENS hits the studio with Chris Loco, Andrew Jackson for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Giana Shabestari, professionally known as WENS, has teamed up with Chris Loco and Andrew Jackson for a new collaboration.

Recent production credits by Loco (born Christopher Crowhurst) include Etta Bond’s “Addiction,” Kevin Garrett’s “Little Bit of You,” Emeli Sande’s “Garden,” Justine Skye’s “U Don’t Know,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You.”

Meanwhile, Jackson is responsible for co-writing Sean Paul’s “No Lie,” Molly Kate Kestner’s “It’s You,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Bitter End,” James Arthur’s “I Am,” Charlotte OC’s “On & On,” Alex Newell’s “This Ain’t Over,” Olly Murs’ “Never the Groom,” Galantis’ “Water,” and Skinny Living’s “Why.”

WENS, on the other hand, is expected to release her debut project – featuring the Jordan Riley-produced “If” and GRADES & Jennifer Decilveo-assisted “Bleed” – later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Jessie Ware), Madison Love (Camila Cabello), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Nate Cyphert (Rachel Platten), The Futuristics (Selena Gomez) and Rodney Jerkins (Britney Spears).

On the songwriting front, WENS has penned songs for fellow recording artists including Madison Beer (“Something Sweet”), Ryn Weaver (“Free”) and Martina Stoessel (“Great Escape”).

Stream “If” below.

Liza Owen teams with Cedric Gervais on new single “Somebody New”

23 Jun

British singer/songwriter Liza Owen has teamed up with French DJ and house music producer Cedric Gervais for his new single “Somebody New,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Owen alongside Asia Whiteacre, whose other credits include Hey Violet’s “O.D.D.,” Astrid S’s “Breathe,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls,” and Sophie & The Bom Boms’ “Creme De La Creme.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Owen is expected to release her upcoming debut project – featuring the Goldfingers-produced “Better with Me” and Ali Tamposi & Robopop-assisted “Don’t Call Me Baby” – later this year via Lava Records and Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions from Knighstarr, Digital Farm Animals, Youthonix, Maestro the Baker, Benny Cassette, Mick Schultz, Luke Fitton, Sam Sumser, and Mac & Phil.

On the songwriting front, Owen has worked with Rachel Furner, Danny Parker, Ilsey Juber, Jesse St. John, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Ed Drewett, Chloe Angelides, Brian Lee, Sarah Hudson, Philip Plested, Negin Djafari, Levi Lennox, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, JHart, Tayla Parx, Andrew Watt, and Lauren Aquilina.

Stream the audio clip for “Somebody New” below.

Nabiha releases new mini-album “I O U”

23 Jun

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Danish singer/songwriter Nabiha has released her new EP online.

“I O U” – featuring “Young,” “Issues,” “Grand Piano,” “Keeper,” “Feel Your Body,” “Drunk” and “My Truth” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The mini-collection boasts productions from Will Simms (Bobii Lewis), Carl Ryden (David Guetta), Andrew “Druski” Scott (Dawn Richard), Nick Clow (Britney Spears) and Michael Angelo (Imani Williams).

On the songwriting front, Nabiha has worked with Hayley Aitken (Tina Arena), Ayak Thiik (Imani Williams), Luciana Caporaso (Kylie Minogue), Felicia Barton (Demi Lovato) and Michelle Escoffery (Beverley Knight).

Stream “I O U” below.

Fleur East enlists Youthonix, Gavin Jones for new collaboration

21 Jun

British singer/songwriter Fleur East has enlisted Hanni “Youthonix” Ibrahim and Gavin Jones for a new collaboration.

Notable songwriting/production credits by Youthonix include Little Mix’s “Touch,” Tanika Bailey’s “Uphill Battle,” Conor Maynard’s “Talking About,” Ria Ritchie’s “Something About You,” Mali Music’s “Contradiction,” Professor Green’s “Forever Falling,” Raleigh Ritchie’s “I Can Change,” Prose’s “Run with Faith,” and Digital Farm Animals’ “Wanna Know.”

Meanwhile, Jones is known for co-writing Rox’s “I Don’t Believe,” Alexandra Burke’s “Daylight Robbery,” Sweetbox’s “We Can Work it Out,” Pixie Lott’s “Raise Up,” Zara Larsson’s “Uncover,” Tinchy Stryder’s “I’m Landing,” Mohombi’s “Universe,” and Stefani Heinzman’s “No Substitute.”

East, on the other hand, is expected to drop her second album and follow-up to 2015’s “Love, Sax and Flashbacks” later this year via Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Mac & Phil, Tre Jean-Marie, Laconic, DJ Freedo, M-Phazes, Leland, Mojam Music, Red Triangle, LOSTBOY, and Goldfingers.

On the songwriting front, East has worked with Maegan Cottone, Dayo Olatunji, Grace Tither, Tayla Parx, Fiona Bevan, Chiara Hunter, Hannah Wilson, Lauren Aquilina, Jessica Morgan, Sam Romans, Jacob Attwooll, Bryn Christopher, JHart, Talay Riley, BullySongs, and Philip Plested.

Stream “Love, Sax and Flashbacks” below.

Kali Uchis, Jorja Smith unleash music video for new single “Tyrant”

21 Jun

Kali Uchis has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The Colombian-American singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Tyrant” – featuring guest vocals from British singer/songwriter Jorja Smith – to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (June 21, 2017).

Production duties on “Tyrant” were collectively handled by Mark “Sounwave” Spears (Kendrick Lamar, Raleigh Ritchie), Jairus Mozee (Faith Evans, Jill Scott) and Larrance Dopson (Ty Dolla Sign, Lupe Fiasco).

Uchis’ upcoming debut album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Linda Perry (Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus), Devonte Hynes (Solange, Rita Ora), Autumn Rowe (Dua Lipa, Kacy Hill), Sam Romans (Disclosure, John Legend), Illangelo (The Weeknd, Emeli Sande) and Billy Walsh (Camila Cabello, Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “Tyrant” below.

Purple Ferdinand premieres music video for new single “Intertwined”

21 Jun

British singer/songwriter Vanessa Ferdinand, professionally known as Purple Ferdinand, has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Didyer Zarate-directed clip for “Intertwined” was posted to Ferdinand’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (June 20, 2017).

The track was written by Ferdinand alongside Paul O’Duffy, who previously worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse (“Wake Up Alone”), Marlon Roudette (“Didn’t I”), Ella Eyre (“Everyone Goes Your Way”), Dionne Bromfield (“Yeah Right”), Hugo Chakrabongse (“Just a Shred”) and Lapsley (“Silverlake”).

Ferdinand’s current mini-collection “Rain or Shine” – featuring previous single “Time” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Intertwined” below.