Lianne La Havas enlists Jeff Gitty for new collaboration

26 May

Lianne La Havas has enlisted Jeff Gitty for a new collaboration.

The record producer and songwriter (born Jeffrey Gitelman) is known for his works with Trey Songz (“She Lovin’ It”), Kirby Lauryen (“Loved By You”), Camila Cabello (“All These Years”), Tommy Genesis (“Lucky”), Kali Uchis (“Gotta Get Up”), Snoh Aalegra (“Walls”) and K. Michelle (“Takes Two”).

Fans of Gitty’s songwriting and production efforts should also keep an eye on the next projects by H.E.R., Cosima, Kelsey Lu, Jennifer Hudson, Luke James, Nstasia, Jason Derulo, Amber Mark, and Cosha.

Meanwhile, Havas is scheduled to release her third studio collection later this year via Warner Brothers Records and Nonesuch Records.

The still-untitled collection follows 2015’s “Blood,” which peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Unstoppable” (produced by Paul Epworth) and “What You Don’t Do” (produced by Matt Hales and Al Shux).

Watch the music video for “Tokyo” below.

Hailee Steinfeld teams up with MNEK for new single “Colour”

25 May

Hailee Steinfeld has teamed up with MNEK for his new single “Colour,” which will arrive on June 1 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was written by MNEK (real name Uzoechi Emenike) alongside fellow recording artist Anne-Marie Nicholson and Dutch record producer Raoul Chen (known professionally as Diztortion).

MNEK’s debut album – featuring current single “Tongue” – is scheduled for release later this year via Digital Teddy / Virgin EMI Records.

He also produced and co-wrote “Deserve” for Christina Aguilera alongside Julia Michaels. The track appears on Aguilera’s upcoming eighth album, “Liberation,” out on June 15 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Meanwhile, Steinfeld’s next project reportedly yields contributions from TMS, Caroline Ailin, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Casey Smith, Billboard, Asia Whiteacre, Rissi Rissi, Noah Breakfast, Ali Tamposi, Rami Yaqoub, Tayla Parx, Albin Nedler, Whitney Phillips, Justin Tranter, and Julia Michaels.

Watch the music video for “Tongue” below.

Bebe Rexha reveals tracklisting for debut album “Expectations”

25 May

Bebe Rexha has revealed the tracklisting for her debut album, “Expectations,” which will arrive on June 22 via Warner Bros. Records.

Current promotional singles “Ferrari” and “2 Souls on Fire” (featuring Quavo) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters backing Rexha on “Expectations” are Lauren Christy, Justin Tranter, Asia Whiteacre, Scott Harris, Emily Warren, Jacob Kasher, Nathalia Marshall, Lance Shipp, Rachel Kennedy, and Josh Miller.

Album producers are The Monsters & Strangerz, Jason Evigan, Hit-Boy, Andrew Wells, David Garcia, Captain Cuts, Jussifer, Aaron Zuckerman, Louis Bell, Ali P, Robot Scott, Dre Pinckney, Willshire, and The Stereotypes.

See the tracklisting for “Expectations” below.

(1) Ferrari / (2) I’m a Mess / (3) 2 Souls on Fire / (4) Shining Star / (5) Knees / (6) I Got You / (7) Self Control / (8) Sad / (9) Mine / (10) Steady / (11) Don’t Get Any Closer / (12) Grace / (13) Pillow / (14) Meant to Be

Purple Ferdinand releases new single “Left to Fight”

25 May

British singer/songwriter Vanessa Ferdinand, known professionally as Purple Ferdinand, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Paul Herman and Justin Broad, who previously teamed up with Ferdinand on “Wasn’t Taught to Love” (co-penned by Raleigh Ritchie), “Birds” (co-penned by Ed Thomas) and “Speak True.”

Ferdinand also co-penned Niia’s “California” alongside the song’s producer Robin Hannibal. The track appears on Niia’s debut album, “I,” out now via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Left to Fight” below.

Jetta liberates new promotional single “Zoo”

25 May

British singer/songwriter Jetta John-Hartley, known mononymously as Jetta, has liberated her new promotional single online.

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

The track was written by Jetta alongside Carl Ryden, whose resume boasts additional works with Steps (“Tears on the Dancefloor”), Nabiha (“Weapon”), Jessica Mauboy (“This Ain’t Love”) and The Saturdays (“Not Giving Up”).

Having released her debut mini-album in 2014 via Lava Records and Republic Records, Jetta’s next project is expected to arrive later this year via Lion’s Roar Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Zoo” below.

Thomas Rhett premieres “Leave Right Now” music video

25 May

Thomas Rhett has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The visual clip for “Leave Right Now (Martin Jensen Mix)” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel on Monday (May 21, 2018).

The track, which appears on Rhett’s latest album “Life Changes,” was co-written by Ed Drewett (Craig David, Sinead Harnett), John “JRY” Ryan (Raye, Jessie Ware) and Julian Bunetta (Harry Styles, Niall Horan).

Rhett is also recording new music with the songwriters and producers including Brian Kennedy, James Fauntleroy, Dallas Davidson, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Jacob Kasher, and Charlie Puth.

Watch the music video for “Leave Right Now (Martin Jensen Mix)” below.

Jorja Smith delivers new promotional single “February 3rd”

25 May

Jorja Smith has delivered her new promotional single online.

“February 3rd” – which was co-written by Maverick Sabre, J. LBS, Michael Uzowuru, and Jeff Kleinman – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming debut album “Lost & Found” – featuring previous singles “Teenage Fantasy,” “Blue Lights” and “Where Did I Go” – will arrive on June 8 via FAMM Records.

The highly-anticipated project yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Joel Compass, Amanda Ghost, Ed Thomas, Charlie Perry, Maaike “KiTo” Ebbing, Tom Misch, and Felix Joseph.

Stream the audio clip for “February 3rd” below.