Tinashe drafts Shungudzo, MNEK for new collaboration

12 Nov

American singer/songwriter Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, has drafted Shungudzo and MNEK for a new song entitled “Eat You Up” (as per ASCAP Reportery).

Having contributed to the next projects by Ella Henderson, Liza Owen, Alina Baraz and Sabina Ddumba; Shungudzo (aka Alexandra Govere) is responsible for co-penning Little Mix’s “Touch,” The Chainsmokers’ “It Won’t Kill Ya,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” and Jessie Ware’s “Your Domino.”

Meanwhile, recent songwriting/production credits by MNEK include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Raye’s “You Don’t Know Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Olly Murs’ “Private.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tinashe is expected to release her sophomore studio collection “Joyride” early next year via RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Aquarius” reportedly delivers additional alliances from StarGate, Ester Dean, Supa Dups, Nineteen85, Fred Ball, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, BloodPop, Hitmaka, Gabrielle Nowee, A1, Komi Al-Hakam, Benny Cassette, Jonas Jeberg, Sam Hook, Eyelar, Arrow Benjamin, and Nova Wav.

Stream the audio clip for Shungudzo’s “Long Live the Billionaire” below.

Usher enlists Sebastian Kole for new collaboration

11 Nov

American singer/songwriter Usher Raymond IV, known mononymously as Usher, has enlisted Sebastian Kole for a new collaboration.

Born Coleridge Tillman; Kole is responsible for co-writing Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Goin’ In,” Stanaj’s “Ain’t Love Stranger,” Fifth Harmony’s “Bridges,” Ledisi’s “Hello,” and Kara Marni’s “Golden.”

Distributed through Universal Music Group / Motown Records; Kole’s debut studio collection “Soup” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his ninth studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” in early 2018 via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jermaine Dupri (Ashanti, Mariah Carey), Rico Love (Beyonce, Keri Hilson), Bryan Michael Cox (Solange, Alicia Keys), Sean Garrett (Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz) and Danja (Ciara, Justin Timberlake).

Stream Sebastian Kole’s debut album “Soup” below.

Nstasia teams with Mojam Music for new collaboration

11 Nov

American singer/songwriter Ashley “Nastasia” Griffin, known mononymously as NSTASIA, has teamed up with Mustafa Omer and James Omer of Mojam Music for a new collaboration.

The British songwriting and production duo are responsible for Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Plan B’s “In the Name of Man,” Sinead Harnett’s “Do it Anyway,” Tom Walker’s “Heartland,” Conor Maynard’s “Talking About,” Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” and James Arthur’s “Get Down.”

Having previously worked with songwriters including Wayne Hector, Jonny Coffer, Ed Drewett, James Fauntleroy, Eric Dawkins, and Iain James; Mojam also contributed to the next projects by L Devine, Tori Kelly, Bobii Lewis, Anne-Marie, Fleur East, Ella Henderson, and Eve.

Meanwhile, NSTASIA’s current promotional single “Parachute” – which was collectively produced by Skrillex and Alex Teamer – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The North Carolina songstress’ upcoming mini-album “New Religion” – featuring previous promotional singles “Hell of a Time” and “Trap or Die” – is scheduled to arrive on November 17.

Stream the audio clip for “Parachute” below.

JP Cooper shares music video for new promotional single “Closer”

11 Nov

JP Cooper has shared the music video for his new promotional single online.

The visual clip for “Closer” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (November 10, 2017).

Collectively produced by Mike Spencer and Teemu Brunila; “Closer” appears on Cooper’s debut studio collection “Raised Under Grey Skies,” which is now available via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Other musicians backing JP Cooper on the album are Adriano Buffone (Janelle Monae), Two Inch Punch (Dan Caplen), Fred Ball (Zak Abel), Jamie Hartman (Kacy Hill), Mark Taylor (Ella Eyre) and Greg Wells (Kimber Springs).

Watch the music video for “Closer” below.

Gladius James liberates new promotional single “Too Bad”

11 Nov

Kiwi singer, songwriter, and record producer James Wong (professionally known as Gladius James) has liberated his new single online.

“Too Bad” – which was penned and produced by Gladius James – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track also marks the first promotional cut from his upcoming debut mini-album “Revelation,” which will arrive in early 2018 via Island Records.

On the songwriting and production front, Gladius has helmed songs for Justin Bieber (“Company”), Demi Lovato (“You Don’t Do it for Me Anymore”), Bebe Rexha (“Small Doses”), Olivia Holt (“Generous”), Jake Miller (“Overnight”), Maty Noyes (“Lil’ Bit Wrong”) and Bonnie McKee (“Easy”).

Gladius’ resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters and producers including Big Taste, Caroline Ailin, Ricky Reed, Julia Michaels, Matt Radosevich, Lauren Christy, Ollie Green, Candace Shields, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Ilsey Juber, Ian Kirkpatrick, Fransisca Hall, Axident, and Maureen “MoZella” McDonald.

Stream the audio clip for “Too Bad” below.

Toni Braxton unleashes new promotional single “Coping”

10 Nov

Toni Braxton has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by James Newman, whose other credits include Little Mix’s “Love Me Like You,” Foxes’ “Amazing,” Hailee Steinfelds’ “Digital Love,” Calvin Harris’ “Blame,” Ashley Roberts’ “Clockwork,” Becky Hill’s “False Alarm,” Jessie Ware’s “First Time,” and Diztortion’s “I’ll Be There.”

Production duties on “Coping” were handled by Stuart Crichton, whose resume boasts additional works with Kesha (“Learn to Let Go”), Ferras (“Closer”), Eden XO (“Say That Again”), Sweet California (“Hum”), Delta Goodrem (“Believe Again”), Tina Arena (“Love You Less”) and Jamelia (“Beware the Dog”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Braxton’s upcoming eighth studio collection “Sex and Cigarettes” – featuring the Fred Ball-produced lead single “Deadwood” – is scheduled to arrive early next year via Def Jam Recordings.

Stream the audio clip for “Coping” below.

Grace Mitchell delivers new promotional single “Riiich”

10 Nov

Grace Mitchell has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Riich” – which was written by Mitchell alongside Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Noel Zancanella – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Riiich” were collectively handled by Tedder and Zach Skelton, who are also responsible for Rachel Platten’s “Labels,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls,” and James Blunt’s “Love Me Better.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mitchell’s upcoming project – featuring the Martin Johnson-produced “Come Back for You,” Cara Salimando-penned “French Becky” and Teddy Geiger-assisted “Capital Letters” – is expected to arrive early next year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Mattman & Robin, Julie Frost, Francis “Eg” White, Justin Tranter, Emily Warren, Jussi “Jussifer” Illmari, Alex Hope, Brett “Leland” McLaughlin, Justin Parker, Fraser T. Smith, and Jesse Shatkin.

Stream the audio clip for “Riiich” below.