Chloe x Halle release debut mini-collection “Sugar Symphony”

30 Apr

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Chloe x Halle have released their debut mini-collection online.

“Sugar Symphony” – featuring lead single “Drop” – is now available for download via Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records.

Other songs included on the mini-collection are “Red Lights,” “Lazy Love,” “Thunder” and “Fall.”

The project also boasts contributions from Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis, Samir “Happa” Alikhanizadeh, and Philip Plested of Chasing Grace.

Watch the music video for “Drop” below.

Antonique Smith premieres “All We Really Have is Now” music video

30 Apr

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Antonique Smith has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The actress and singer posted the visual clip for “All We Really Have is Now” to her Vevo channel on Friday (April 29, 2016).

The track was co-written by Emeli Sande, whose resume includes further works with Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”) and Alicia Keys (“Brand New Me”).

Production duties were handled by Toby Gad, who also contributed to the next projects by Charlie Puth [Warner Brothers], Ella Eyre [Virgin], Louisa Johnson [Syco], Clean Bandit [Atlantic] and Fergie [Interscope].

Smith’s debut EP “Love is Everything” – featuring previous singles “Hold up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” and “Higher (Let Your Guard Down)” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with 9:23 Music Group.

Listen to the audio clip for “All We Really Have is Now” below.

Becky Hill debuts new single “Back to My Love”

30 Apr

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Becky Hill has debuted her new single online.

The singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Back to My Love” – featuring Little Simz – to her SoundCloud channel on Thursday (April 28, 2016).

The track was co-written by Emily Warren, whose other credits include Jessie J’s “Masterpiece” [Republic], Shawn Mendes’ “Aftertaste” [Island] and Fifth Harmony’s “Them Girls Be Like” [Epic / Syco Music].

Production duties on “Back to My Love” were handled by Noah Breakfast, who also worked with the likes of Ellie Goulding [Polydor], Tory Lanez [Interscope], Jeremih [Def Jam] and Santigold [Atlantic].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hill is expected to release her first studio collection later this year through her own record label Eko Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further contributions from MNEK (Beyonce), Karen Poole (Lily Allen), GRADES (NAO), Kara DioGuardi (Christina Aguilera), Chris Loco (Emeli Sande) and Tom Aspaul (AlunaGeorge).

Listen to the audio clip for “Back to My Love” below.

Foxes unveils music video for new single “Cruel”

30 Apr

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Foxes has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the Olof Lindh-directed clip for “Cruel” to her Vevo channel on Friday (April 29, 2016).

“Cruel” was co-written by Kid Harpoon, whose other credits include Florence and the Machine’s “What Kind of Man” [Republic], Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments” [Island] and Christina Perri’s “Burning Gold” [Atlantic].

Production duties were handled by Mark Ralph, who is also behind AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control” [Island], Lion Babe’s “Where Do We Go” [Polydor] and Clean Bandit’s “Extraordinary [Atlantic].

Foxes’ latest studio collection “All I Need” – featuring previous singles “Body Talk,” “Better Love” and “Amazing” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Epic Records (UK) and RCA Records (US).

Watch the music video for “Cruel” below.

Fifth Harmony reveal tracklist for new album “7/27”

30 Apr

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Fifth Harmony have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming second album.

The pop quintet – composed of members Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello and Dinah Jane – will release “7/27” on May 27 via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music and Epic Records.

Lead single “Work from Home” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Jude Demorest along with Brian Lee, Alexander “Eskeerdo” Izquierdo and Joshua “Ammo” Coleman.

Other album songwriters include Negin Djafari (Astrid S), Victoria Monet (Ariana Grande), Taylor Parks (Zendaya), Jared Cotter (Jay Sean), Alexander Kronlund (Ella Eyre), JHart (K. Michelle), and Clarence Coffee Jr. (Snoh Aalegra).

On the production front, Fifth Harmony have teamed up with Stargate (Charlie Puth), Dallas K (Pixie Lott), Lukas Loules (Tinashe), Aaron Pearce (Celine Dion) and The Monsters & the Strangerz (Meghan Trainor).

Peep the tracklisting for “7/27” below.

(1) That’s My Girl / (2) Work from Home (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) / (3) The Life / (4) Write on Me / (5) I Lied / (6) All in My Head (Flex) (featuring Fetty Wap) / (7) Squeeze / (8) Gonna Get Better / (9) Scared of Happy / (10) Not That Kinda Girl ( featuring Missy Elliot) / Deluxe Edition – (11) Dope / (12) No Way

David Guetta reunites with Ester Dean for new album

28 Apr

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David Guetta has reunited with Ester Dean for his upcoming seventh album.

Dean previously teamed up with Guetta on hit singles “Turn Me On” and “Hey Mama,” which peaked to numbers four and eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, respectively.

Her songwriting resume boasts further works with Rihanna (“What’s My Name”), Beyonce (“Start Over”), Kelly Rowland (“Lay it On Me”), Jennifer Hudson (“Gone”), Britney Spears (“Selfish”) and Katy Perry (“Peacock”).

Meanwhile, Guetta is expected to release the follow-up to 2014’s “Listen” – featuring guest appearances from Akon, KStewart, Sean Paul, K Camp, and Jess Glynne – later this year through Parlophone Records and Atlantic Records.

Other album contributors include Jason Evigan (Madonna), Sean Douglas (Icona Pop), Cass Lowe (Tinashe), Priscilla Renea (Chromeo), Neff-U (Justin Bieber), Camille Purcell (James Blunt) and Ben Billions (The Weeknd).

Watch the music video for “Crazy Youngsters” below.

Craig David recruits MNEK for new album “Following My Intuition”

28 Apr

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Craig David has recruited MNEK for his upcoming sixth album.

The British hitmaker – real name Uzoechi Emenike – recently co-wrote Beyonce’s “Hold Up,” taken from the artist’s latest album, “Lemonade.”

Moreover, MNEK has contributed to the next projects by Jojo [Atlantic], Zara Larsson [Epic], Tamera Foster [Syco], Raye [Polydor], Charli XCX [Neon Gold], Melissa Steel [Atlantic], Olly Murs [Syco], and MØ [RCA].

David, on the other hand, is expected to release his next studio collection “Following My Intuition” – featuring lead single “When the Bassline Drops” – later this year through Sony Music UK in partnership with Insanity Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts further contributions from Ed Drewett (Dua Lipa), Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo), Carmen Reece (Nathan Sykes), Jin Jin (Fleur East) and Rachel Furner (Ella Henderson).

Watch the music video for “Wrote a Song About You” below.

Louisa Johnson taps Marlon Roudette, Digital Farm Animals for debut album

28 Apr

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Louisa Johnson has tapped Digital Farm Animals for her upcoming debut album.

The British record producer and songwriter – real name Nick Gale – previously worked with the likes of Rudimental (“All That Love”), Dua Lipa (“Be the One”) and Alex Newell (“Devilish”).

His new single “Wanna Know” – featuring R. Kelly – is now available for download via Simco Limited and Tim & Danny Music.

Meanwhile, Johnson is scheduled to release her first studio collection later this year through Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

Other album contributors include Toby Gad (Madonna), Ali Tamposi (Kelly Clarkson), BURNS (Charli XCX), Chloe Angelides (Tinashe), MoZella (Charlie Puth) and Priscilla Renea (Demi Lovato).

Watch the music video for “Wanna Know” below.

Demi Lovato enlists Taylor Parks for sixth album

28 Apr

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Demi Lovato has enlisted Taylor Parks for her upcoming sixth album.

Parks’ songwriting resume boasts works with Pentatonix (“Na Na Na”), Jason Derulo (“Love Me Down”), Mariah Carey (“Infinity”), Ariana Grande (“My Everything”) and Meghan Trainor (“Better”).

Moreover, the singer-songwriter – aka Tayla Parx – contributed to the next projects by Hailee Steinfeld [Republic], Fifth Harmony [Epic], Mollie King [Island], Fleur East [Syco], Keke Palmer [Island] and Bea Miller [Hollywood].

Lovato, on the other hand, is expected to release the follow-up to 2015’s “Confident” later this year through Safehouse Records in partnership with Island Records and Hollywood Records.

Other album contributors include Neff-U (Justin Bieber, David Guetta), Priscilla Renea (Rihanna, Clean Bandit), Miguel (Beyonce, John Legend), Happy Perez (Frank Ocean, AlunaGeorge) and Laleh (Tori Kelly, Shawn Mendes).

Watch the music video for “Stone Cold” below.

Calvin Harris drafts Rihanna for new single “This Is What You Came For”

28 Apr

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Calvin Harris has announced the title of his new single.

The Scottish DJ and record producer christened “This is What You Came For” – featuring Rihanna – as the next promotional cut from his upcoming album.

Harris previously teamed up with the Barbadian songstress on “Rated R” singles “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been,” which peaked to numbers one and five on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

His fifth studio collection – featuring previous single “How Deep is Your Love” – is expected to be released later this year through Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Motion,” which spawned guest appearances from Ellie Goulding (“Outside”), James Newman (“Blame”), Tinashe (“Dollar Signs”) and Gwen Stefani (“Together”).

Watch the music video for “We Found Love” below.

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