Hamzaa teams with Fred Cox for new collaboration

13 Dec

British singer/songwriter Hamzaa Malika, known mononymously as Hamzaa, has teamed up with Fred Cox for a new collaboration.

Cox is responsible for co-writing and producing Olivia Nelson’s “Back When,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Grace,” Kiah Victoria’s “Treat Me,” Chloe Leone’s “Comfortably Me,” Tanika’s “Fuck Boy,” Denai Moore’s “Leave it Up to You,” Heather Chelan’s “My Man,” and Zak Abel’s “Rock Bottom.”

Cox’s resume boasts additional works with Craig David, Ella Henderson, Janelle Monae, Maverick Sabre, Fabienne Holloway, Jaz Karis, Idris Elba, Grace Carter, Tori Kelly, Dan Caplen, Raye, Kara Marni, James Morrison, Amy Wadge, Fiona Bevan, Liam Bailey, Kenzie May, Anne-Marie, and Josef Salvat.

Photo Credit: Heather Chelan

Meanwhile, Hamzaa’s debut EP “First Signs of Me” – featuring six songs in the shape of “You,” “Saving Grace,” “Nothing Can Be Done,” “Stranded Love,” “Breathing” and “Red” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming project – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from TMS (Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes) and Iain James – is scheduled to arrive next year via Parlophone Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Nothing Can Be Done” below.

 

 

 

Eliza unleashes new studio collection “A Real Romantic”

12 Dec

British singer/songwriter Eliza Caird, known mononymously as Eliza, has unleashed her new studio collection online.

“A Real Romantic” – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from Bruno Major and Finlay “Phairo” Robson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As a songwriter, Eliza co-penned “Everything to Feel Something” for Lily Allen alongside Jenna Andrews and Benjamin “Fryars” Garrett. The track appears on Allen’s latest album, “No Shame,” which peaked to number eight on the UK Albums Chart.

See the tracklisting for “A Real Romantic” below.

(1) Game / (2) Livid / (3) Wasn’t Looking / (4) Putting Out Fires / (5) Wide Eyed Food / (6) Grizzly / (7) Loveable / (8) Alone and Unafraid / (9) All Night

Zhavia Ward releases new promotional single “100 Ways”

12 Dec

Zhavia Ward has released her new single online.

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

The track was written by Ward alongside Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere (Alina Baraz, Ella Henderson), Paul “Phamous” Shelton (Nick Jonas, Liza Owen), Warren “Oak” Felder (Dinah Jane, Alessia Cara), Trevor Brown (Kehlani, Fleur East) and William Simmons (Demi Lovato, Bea Miller).

Ward’s upcoming debut project under Columbia Records reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Eyelar, Wayne Hector, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Sam Romans, and Amy Allen.

On the production front, Ward has worked with Benny Cassette, M-Phazes, Alex Hope, Symbolyc One, Malay, Doc McKinney, Illangelo, Rob Knox, Stint, Tushar Apte, Snakehips, and Darhyl “DJ” Camper.

Stream the audio clip for “100 Ways” below.

Samantha Mumba – Woman

12 Dec

“Woman” is the shelved sophomore album by Irish singer/songwriter Samantha Mumba. It was supposed to be released in 2002 via Polydor Records following her UK top 10 single “I’m Right Here.” However, Mumba has since confirmed she was unable to release any new material due to contract restrictions following the restructure of Polydor, which resulted in her being dropped.

On the follow-up to 2000’s “Gotta Tell You,” Mumba has worked with producers Bloodshy & Avant (Madonna, Britney Spears), Arnthor Birggisson (Christina Milian, Leona Lewis), Anders Bagge (Robyn, Jessica Simpson), Stargate (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez) and Mark Taylor (Enrique Iglesias, Kylie Minogue).

Among the songwriters she has collaborated with on the album are Kandi Burruss (TLC, Destiny’s Child), Nina Woodford (Alesha Dixon, Nelly Furtado), Karen Poole (David Guetta, Janet Jackson), Michelle Bell (Blu Cantrell, Mary J. Blige) and Paul Barry (LeAnn Rimes, James Bay).

For those who were seeking the songwriting and production credits for Mumba’s “Woman” album, hope you find this post helpful!

  • I’m Right Here (Kandi Burruss, Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, Pontus “Avant” Winnberg, Henrik Jonback)
  • You’re My Boo (Kandi Burruss, Arnthor Birgisson, Anders Bagge)
  • Put Your Money on Me (Karen Poole, Sebastian Nylund, Arnthor Birgisson, Anders Bagge)
  • Wet n’ Wild (Samantha Mumba, Karen Poole, Arnthor Birgisson, Anders Bagge)
  • Wow! (Nina Woodford, Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, Pontus “Avant” Winnberg, Henrik Jonback)
  • Nobody Knows (Michelle Bell, Arnthor Birgisson, Anders Bagge)
  • Relationships (Michelle Bell, Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, Pontus “Avant” Winnberg)
  • Untouchable (Stargate – Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Hallgeir Rustan)
  • Read My Mind (Paul Barry, Mark Taylor, Steven Torch)
  • Can You Deliver? (Anna-Lena Margaretha Hogdahl, David Eriksen)
  • Point of You (Stargate – Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Hallgeir Rustan)

Maverick Sabre confirms details for third album “When I Wake Up”

11 Dec

Maverick Sabre has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The British singer, songwriter, and record producer christened his third studio collection, “When I Wake Up,” and will release it on March 22, 2019 via FAMM.

Current promotional single “Her Grace” – which was collectively produced by Sabre alongside Charlie Perry and Adam “New Machine” Jordan – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides fellow recording artist Jorja Smith, who provides guest vocals on the track “Slow Down,” the follow-up to 2015’s “Innerstanding” also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Dan “Utters” Radclyffe, Ed Thomas, Liam Bailey, and Prashant “Engine Earz” Mistry.

See the tracklisting for “When I Wake Up” below.

(1) Preach / (2) Drifting / (3) Into Nirvana / (4) Guns in the Distance / (5) Don’t Talk About It / (6) Slow Down / (7) Her Grace / (8) Weakness / (9) A Mile Away / (10) Big Smoke / (11) Into Hope / (12) War / (13) Glory

Alicia Keys enlists Tricky Stewart for new collaboration

11 Dec

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has enlisted Christopher “Tricky” Stewart for a new collaboration.

Stewart’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Single Ladies”), Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”), Rihanna (“Umbrella”), Mary J. Blige (“Just Fine”), Ciara (“Ride”), Brooke Valentine (“Girl Fight”), Brandy (“Louboutins”), Toni Braxton (“Missin'”) and Whitney Houston (“I Look to You”).

Besides regular collaborator Terius “The-=Dream” Nash, Stewart has also worked with songwriters including Traci Hale, Penelope Magnet, Kandi Burruss, Ester Dean, Crystal Nicole, Shelly Peiken, Katrina Willis, Michelle Bell, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson, Shamora Crawford, and Lindsey “Mavelle” Gilbert.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her eighth studio collection in 2019 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from DaHeala, Foy Vance, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, Linda Perry, Asia Whiteacre, Pierre Medor, and Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Really Care” below.

 

Normani drafts Pharrell Williams for debut album

11 Dec

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei, known mononymously as Normani, has enlisted Pharrell Williams for her upcoming debut album.

Williams’s recent songwriting and production credits include Ariana Grande’s “The Light is Coming,” Travis Scott’s “Skeletons,” Janelle Monae’s “I Got the Juice,” Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine,” Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods,” and The Carters’ “Apeshit.”

His last studio collection under Columbia Records, 2014’s “Girl,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Marilyn Monroe,” “Come Get it Bae” and “Gust of Wind.”

Meanwhile, Normani current single “Waves” – featuring 6LACK – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records, Normani has also worked with producers Stargate, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Waves” below.