Arca announces details for new album

23 Feb

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Arca has announced the details for his new album.

The Venezuelan electronic producer, consultant, mixing engineer and DJ – real name Alejandro Ghersi – christened his third studio collection “Reverie” and will release it on April 7 via XL Recordings.

The highly-anticipated project – featuring lead promotional single “Piel” – follows the critically-acclaimed “Mutant,” which was named amongst Pitchfork’s top 50 albums of 2015.

On the songwriting and production front, Arca’s resume boasts works with Kelela (“A Message”), FKA twigs (“Papi Pacify”), Bjork (“Mouth Mantra”), Kanye West (“New Slaves”) and Frank Ocean (“Mine”).

Listen to the audio clip for “Piel” below.

Keyshia Cole enlists Danja for new album

23 Feb

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Keyshia Cole has enlisted Danja’s production services for her upcoming album.

The American record producer and songwriter – real name Nathaniel Hills – has produced songs for prominent artists such as Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Usher (“Appetite”), Kelly Rowland (“Freak”), Pink (“Sober”), Jennifer Lopez (“Starting Over”), Keri Hilson (“Knock You Down”), Jason Derulo (“X2CU”), K. Michelle (“If it Ain’t Love”) and Luke James (“Exit Wounds”).

Danja’s extensive resume boasts further works with songwriters and fellow producers Timbaland, Candice Nelson, Jim Beanz, Marcella Araica, Jimmy Harry, Kara DioGuardi, Dewain Whitmore, Jocelyn Donald, Eric Bellinger, Rosina Russell, Kevin Cossom, Ilsey Juber, Claude Kelly, Diana Gordon, RoccStar, J. Que, Kasia Livingston, Fernando Garibay, and Rico Love.

Meanwhile, Cole is scheduled to release her seventh studio collection “11:11 Reset” – featuring promotional singles “You” and “Incapable” – later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Point of No Return” delivers additional alliances with Elijah Blake, Harmony Samuels, Rock City, Edgar “JV” Etienne, Denisia “Blu June” Andrews, Sam Hook, Noel “Detail” Fisher, Eric Bellinger, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, and Maurice “Verse” Simmonds.

Listen to the audio clip for “You” below.

Dua Lipa delivers music video for new single “Thinkin ‘Bout You”

22 Feb

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Dua Lipa has delivered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Thinkin ‘Bout You” to her YouTube channel on Wednesday (February 22, 2017).

The track was co-written by Adam Argyle, whose other credits include Jamie Lawson’s “The Last Time,” Melanie C’s “Anymore,” Ronan Keating’s “Time of My Life,” Izzy Bizu’s “Hello Crazy,” and James Bay’s “Clocks Go Forward.”

Production duties on “Thinkin ‘Bout You” – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – were handled by Stephen “KOZ” Kozmeniuk, who previously teamed up with Dua Lipa on “Last Dance.”

The “Hotter than Hell” star’s debut album, on the other hand, will arrive on June 2nd via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The self-titled project reportedly delivers further productions from Fraser T. Smith, Stephan Moccio, MNEK, Banx & Ranx, Chris Loco, GRADES, Josh Record, Two Inch Punch, Greg Wells, Billboard, Toby Gad, Axident, Knox Brown, BloodPop, Jayson DeZuzio, and TMS.

On the songwriting front, Dua Lipa has worked with Lindy Robbins, Karen Poole, Sarah Hudson, Amy Wadge, Camille Purcell, Laura Dockrill, Emily Warren, Ilsey Juber, Noonie Bao, Chelcee Grimes, Whitney Phillips, Kenzie May, Andrew Jackson, Jacob Attwooll, Iain James, Ed Drewett, and JHart.

Watch the music video for “Thinkin ‘Bout You” below.

MishCatt releases new mini-collection “Highlighter”

22 Feb

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Costa Rican singer/songwriter MishCatt – real name Michelle Gonzalez – has released her debut mini-collection online.

“Highlighter” – featuring six new songs in the shape of “Gun to the Head,” “Another Dimension,” “Jonny,” “Shiny Shoes,” “Saturn Eyes” and “Devil’s Sugar” – is now available for streaming via Spotify.

Production duties on “Highlighter” were handled by Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, whose other credits include Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” Christina Milian’s “Am to PM,” Kylie Minogue’s “Speakerphone,” Madonna’s “Like It or Not,” Jordin Sparks’ “Shy Boy,” Rachel Stevens’ “Sweet Dreams My LA Ex,” Samantha Mumba’s “I’m Right Here,” and Melodi Brown’s “Naked.”

Other EP contributors are Patrik Berger (Robyn), Nicole “Coco” Morier (Sky Ferreira), Magnus Lidehall (Katy Perry), Jimmy “Svidden” Koitzsch (Galantis), Vincent Pontare (Seinabo Sey), Salem Al Fakir (Avicii), Christian Olsson (Charli XCX) and Joakim Jarl (Adam Lambert).

Stream “Higlighter” below.

Bridget Kelly teams up with Guordan Banks for new collaboration

22 Feb

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Bridget Kelly has teamed up with Guordan Banks for a new collaboration.

The American singer/songwriter is known for penning John Legend’s “Caught Up,” Keyshia Cole’s “Get it Right,” RaVaughn’s “I’m So Fucked Up,” K. Michelle’s “Maybe I Should Call,” and Vivian Green’s “Anything Out There.”

Banks’ extensive resume boasts further works with fellow songwriters and producers Jessyca Wilson, Vidal Davis, Elijah Blake, Ivan Barias, Dave Tozer, Bianca Atterberry, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Eric Hudson, Kwame Holland, Happy Perez, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, and The Stereotypes.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kelly’s first studio collection, tentatively entitled “All or Nothing,” is expected later this year.

The former Roc Nation signee’s mixtape “Time Flies” – featuring 10 new songs including “So Epic,” “Carry My Cross,” and “Afterlife” – is now available for streaming via online mixtape distribution platform, “DatPiff.”

The collection delivers contributions from Jerry Duplessis (Estelle), Crystal Nicole (Mariah Carey), Arden Altino (Jennifer Hudson), Stacy Barthe (Katy Perry), Al Shux (Alicia Keys), James Fauntleroy (Rihanna), Lil Eddie (Usher), Corey “Chorus” Gibson (Demi Lovato) and Mansur Zafr (Sevyn Streeter).

Watch the music video for “Keep You in Mind” below.

Betty Who premieres music video for new single “Some Kind of Wonderful”

22 Feb

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Betty Who has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Australian singer/songwriter – real name Jessica Newham – posted the visual clip for “Some Kind of Wonderful” to her Vevo channel on Monday (February 21, 2017).

“Some Kind of Wonderful” – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was written by Betty Who alongside the song’s producers Warren “Oak” Felder, Zaire Koalo, and Trevor Brown.

Betty Who’s sophomore studio collection, “The Valley,” on other hand, will arrive on March 24 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Take Me When You Go” reportedly delivers further productions from Robopop (James Blunt), Martin Johnson (Christina Perri), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Nicki Minaj), Toby Gad (Louisa Johnson) and MSTR ROGERS (Rachel Platten).

On the songwriting front, Betty Who has worked with Priscilla Renea (Charlie Puth), Simon Wilcox (Fifth Harmony), Wrabel (Lea Michele), Fransisca Hall (Selena Gomez), Paul “Phamous” Shelton (Nick Jonas), Justin Tranter (Linkin Park) and Phoebe Ryan (Carly Rae Jepsen).

Watch the music video for “Some Kinda Wonderful” below.

JONES shares lyric video for new single “Whole”

22 Feb

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JONES has shared a new lyric video online.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Cherie Jones – posted the lyrical clip for “Whole” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (February 21, 2017).

Peter “Merf” Kellher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of TMS co-wrote the track – which was previously recorded by Polish singer/songwriter Aneta – alongside Ina Wroldsen (Janelle Monae, Zara Larsson), Wayne Hector (Charlie Puth, Ricky Reed) and James Reynolds (Dragonette, Icona Pop).

JONES’ acoustic EP – featuring the Laura Dockrill & Josh Record-assisted “Hoops” and “Becoming” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming sophomore album, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “New Skin,” is expected to arrive later this year via 37 adventures.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts alliances with Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers (Iggy Azalea), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Martin Sjolie (Sam Smith) and Ed Harcourt (James Bay).

Watch the lyric video for “Whole” below.