Joy Crookes drafts Audra Mae, Alex Hope for new single “Power”

24 Jun

British singer/songwriter Joy Crookes has released her new single online.

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

The track was written by Crookes alongside Audra Mae (Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino) and Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Years & Years).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Crookes’ upcoming mini-collection “Influence” – featuring the Brett “Leland” McLaughlin and Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk-assisted “Bad Feeling” – will arrive on July 21st.

Stream the audio clip for “Power” below.

Jason Derulo taps Stephan Moccio for new collaboration

24 Jun

Jason Derulo has tapped the songwriting and production services of Stephan Moccio for his upcoming fifth album.

The Canadian musician is known for his works with major artists including The Weeknd (“Earned It”), Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”), Celine Dion (“A New Day Has Come”), Seal (“Daylight Saving”), Jon Bellion (“Fashion”), Ne-Yo (“Ballerina”), Maty Noyes (“London”), Skylar Grey (“I Know You”), Lea Michele (“Truce”) and James Blunt (“Don’t Give Me Those Eyes”).

Fans of Moccio’s work should keep an eye on the next projects by Skrillex, Jennifer Lopez, Meghan Trainor, Stanaj, Julia Michaels, Tori Kelly, Jasmine Thompson, Conrad Sewell, Jessie Ware, Avery Wilson, Emeli Sande, Labrinth, Clare Maguire, Kiesza, Lykki Li, and Bryan Adams.

Meanwhile, Derulo is expected to release his fifth studio collection – featuring the Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign-assisted lead single “Swalla” – is expected to arrive on July 7 via Beluga Heights and Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “Everything is 4,” reportedly delivers additional productions from Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Happy Perez, Tre Jean-Marie, Knightstarr, Andrew Cedar, Jussifer, Nova Wav, Laconic, Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, Gladius, Jeff Gitty, and Axident.

Stream the following playlist dedicated playlist dedicated to Moccio’s work!

Lights unleashes new single “Giants”

24 Jun

Canadian singer/songwriter born Valerie Poxleitner, professionally known as Lights, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Lights alongside Iain James, whose other credits include Olly Murs’ “Unpredictable,” Little Mix’s “Hair,” Emeli Sande’s “Read All About It,” Craig David’s “Officially Yours,” and Fleur East’s “Breakfast.”

Production duties on “Giants” were handled by Mick Schultz, who is also responsible for Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex,” Zendaya’a “Replay,” SoMo’s “Show Off,” Jessie James’ “Psycho Girlfriend,” and Rihanna’s “Desperado.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Lights’ upcoming sophomore album “Skin & Earth” is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Little Machines” reportedly delivers further alliances with Greg Kurstin (Liam Gallagher), Lauren Christy (Dua Lipa), Paul Phamous (Nick Jonas), Fiona Bevan (Antigoni Buxton), Matt Rad (Lea Michele), Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk (Madonna) and Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha).

Stream the audio clip for “Giants” below.

Louis Tomlinson enlists Bebe Rexha for new single “Back to You”

24 Jun

Louis Tomlinson has announced the details for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Back to You” – featuring guest vocals from fellow recording artist Bebe Rexha – as the second promotional cut from his upcoming debut album under Syco Music and RCA Records.

The track was co-written by Sarah Blanchard (Imani Williams, Jasmine Thompson), Pablo Bowman (Zak Abel, Becky Hill) and Richard Boardman (Clean Bandit, Gorgon City).

Production duties on “Back to You” were handled by Digital Farm Animals, who is also responsible for Dua Lipa’s “Be the One,” Noah Cyrus’ “Stay Together,” Alex Newell’s “Devilish,” JONES’ “Wild,” Rudimental’s “All That Love,” Cash Cash’s “Millionaire,” Galantis’ “No Money,” and Sigala’s “Only One.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tomlinson’s first studio collection reportedly boasts further contributions from TMS (Olly Murs), Kamille (Louisa Johnson), Sam Romans (Alicia Keys), Hayley Warner (John Legend), LunchMoney Lewis (Fifth Harmony), Skylar Grey (Kehlani) and Jason Evigan (Madonna).

Stream the audio clip for “Just Hold On” below.

Jess Kent teams with Justin Raisen, Nugget, Trey Campbell for new collaboration

24 Jun

Australian singer/songwriter Jess Kent has teamed up with Justin Raisen, Nugget, and Trey Campbell for a new collaboration.

Siblings Justin and Jeremiah “Nugget” Raisen have collectively written and produced songs for Charli XCX (“London Queen”), Sky Ferreira (“Love in Stereo”), HEALTH (“Life”), Santigold (Who I Thought You Were), Lawrence Rothman (“H”) and MS MR (“Criminals).

Meanwhile, Campbell is responsible for co-writing Adam Lambert’s “Two Fux,” Bebe Rexha’s “Atmosphere,” Ella Mai’s “Found,” RYDER’s “Nirvana,” Allie X’s “Downtown,” KLP’s “Changes,” Bea Miller’s “Warmer,” MAAD’s “Black Ice,” Kim Cesarion’s “Therapy,” and Maggie Lindemann’s “Little Things.”

Kent, on the other hand, is expected to release her next project later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “My Name is Jess Kent” reportedly delivers additional contributions from Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Demi Lovato), Chelsea Lena (Jessica Simpson, Laura Marano), Ido Zmishlany (Stephen Puth, Bipolar Sunshine) and Negin Djafari (Liza Owen, Mabel McVey).

Stream “My Name is Jess Kent” below.

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.