Archive | July, 2013

Icona Pop reveal official tracklisting for new album ‘This Is…’

29 Jul

Icona Pop have revealed the official tracklisting for their upcoming album.

The Swedish duo – consisting of members Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo – will release “This Is…” in the United Kingdom on October 7 via Warner Music Group / Big Beat Records / Atlantic Records.

The set will feature new single “All Night” as well as breakout hit “I Love It,” which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Album producers include Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Usher, Mariah Carey), Karl “Shellback” Schuster (Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood), Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Sia Furler, Neon Hitch) and Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar aka The Cataracs (Dev, Enrique Iglesias).

Songwriters include Charli Aitchison (Britney Spears, Marina and the Diamonds), Nicole “Coco” Morier (Wynter Gordon, Sky Ferreira), Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding), Ross Golan (Selena Gomez, Skylar Grey) and Elof Loelv (Rihanna, Mikky Ekko).

Icona Pop – This Is… [Official Tracklist]:
“I Love It” (featuring Charli XCX)
“All Night”
“We Got the World”
“Ready for the Weekend”
“In the Stars”
“On a Roll”
“Just Another Night”
“Hold On”
“Light Me Up”
“Then We Kiss”

Starsmith unveils new song ‘Clockwork’

29 Jul


Starsmith has debuted a new song online.

The British songwriter/producer – born Finlay Dow-Smith – uploaded “Clockwork” to his official SoundCloud page on Monday (July 29, 2013).

Starsmith is known for collaborating with Ellie Goulding on hit singles “Guns and Horses,” “Starry Eyed,” “Under the Sheets” and “The Writer.”

His other credits include Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records], Marina and the Diamonds [Atlantic Records], The Saturdays [Fascination Records], Cheryl Cole [Polydor Records] and Charli XCX [Atlantic Records].

Chase & Status team up with newcomer Moko for new single ‘Count on Me’

29 Jul


Chase & Status have debuted their new single online.

“Count on Me” – which features vocals from newcomer Moko – is taken from the British production duo’s upcoming third album, “Brand New Machine,” out on October 7 via Universal Music Group / Roc Nation / Mercury Records.

The track serves as the follow-up to previous single “Lost & Not Found,” which peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

Born Saul Milton and Will Kennard, the hitmakers are also known for collaborating with the likes of Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings], Ne-Yo [Motown Records], Delilah [Atlantic Records], Liam Bailey [Polydor Records], Cee Lo Green [Elektra Records] and Rita Ora [Columbia Records].

Sia Furler to release new album in September

28 Jul

Australian singer/songwriter Sia Furler has confirmed plans to release her upcoming studio album in September.

The new collection serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “We Are Born,” which peaked at number two on the Australian Albums Chart.

Greg Kurstin is among the musicians confirmed for the still-untitled project. The hit producer previously teamed up with the artist on singles “You’ve Changed,” “Clap Your Hands” and “I’m In Here.”

Kurstin and Furler also collaborated on the tracks for other artists including “Standing On the Sun” by Beyonce Knowles [Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records], “Radioactive” by Rita Ora [Roc Nation / Columbia Records] and “The Hands I Hold” by Bo Bruce [Mercury Records].

Fans of Sia’s poignant songwriting should keep an eye on the next projects by Britney Spears [RCA Records], Katy Perry [Capitol Records], Labrinth [Syco Music], Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records], Mikky Ekko [RCA Records], Jessie J [Republic Records] and Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Polydor Records].

Ester Dean graces debut album by Candice Glover

28 Jul

Ester Dean has been added to the list of songwriters on Candice Glover’s upcoming debut album, “Music Speaks,” which is due in the United States on October 8 via Universal Music Group / 19 Entertainment / Interscope Records.

Recent credits by the hit singer/songwriter include “Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez [Hollywood Records], “Right to Fall” by Jessica Sanchez [Interscope Records] and “Always Be Together” by Little Mix [Columbia Records].

She also contributed to the next albums by Priyanka Chopra [Interscope Records], Britney Spears [RCA Records], Trey Songz [Songbook / Atlantic Records], Jessie J [Lava / Republic Records], Jasmine Villegas [Interscope Records] and Neon Hitch [Reprise Records].

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated collection by Glover is confirmed to boast further songwriting contributions from Durrell “Tank” Babbs (Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson), Makeba Riddick (LeToya Luckett, Solange Knowles) and Jean Baptiste Kouame (Sevyn Streeter, Chris Brown).

Candice Glover teams up with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins for debut album ‘Music Speaks’

26 Jul


Candice Glover has teamed up with Rodney Jerkins for her upcoming debut album, “Music Speaks,” due in the United States on October 8 via Universal Music Group / 19 Entertainment / Interscope Records.

The hit songwriter and producer – professionally known as Darkchild – is responsible for “As Long As You Love Me” by Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean [Island Def Jam Recordings], “Read My Lips” by Ciara [Epic Records] and “Listen to Your Heart” by Alicia Keys [RCA Records].

He also confirmed placements on the next albums by Britney Spears [RCA Records], Enrique Iglesias [Republic Records], Nikki Williams [Island Def Jam Recordings], Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records], Mariah Carey [Island Def Jam Recordings] and Jordin Sparks [RCA Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Candice Glover will feature additional productions from The Underdogs: Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas (Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson), Toby Gad (Colbie Caillat, Robin Thicke) and Fredrik Odesjo (Christina Milian, Kelly Rowland).

Songwriters include A-Plus: Anesha Birchett & Antea Shelton (Mary Mary, Jennifer Lopez), Makeba Riddick (Brandy Norwood, Janet Jackson), Durrell “Tank” Babbs (Aaliyah, Toni Braxton) and Jean Baptiste Kouame (Rihanna, Wynter Gordon).

Mario collaborates with Tommy Brown for new album ‘Restoration’

26 Jul

Mario - Tommy Brown

R&B crooner Mario has collaborated with hit producer Thomas “Tommy” Brown for his upcoming album, “Restoration,” which is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Recent songwriting and production credits by Brown include “Visual Love” by Chrisette Michele [Universal Music Group / Motown Records] and “Malice in Wonderland” by Victoria Monet [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

He is also known for collaborating with the likes of Kelly Rowland [Universal Music Group / Republic Records], Trey Songz [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records] and Jennifer Lopez [Universal Music Group / Capitol Records].

“Restoration” serves as the follow-up to 2009’s “D.N.A.” That release debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered three hit singles in the shape of “”Break Up,” “Thinkin’ About You” and “Ooh Baby.”

The set is preceded by lead single “Somebody Else,” which features Nicki Minaj. The track was produced by Jamal “Polow Da Don” Jones, who previously teamed up with Mario on hit single “Crying Out for Me.”

Olly Murs readies fourth studio album with Future Cut

26 Jul

olly murs

British singer/songwriter Olly Murs has started work on his upcoming as-yet-untitled fourth studio album, which is due later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Syco Music / Epic Records.

Production on the new collection is headed by Future Cut, who previously teamed up with the artist on hit singles “Please Don’t Let Me Go,” “Thinking of Me,” “Dance With Me Tonight” and “Army of Two.”

The hitmaking duo – consisting of members Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola – are also known for collaborating with the likes of Stooshe [Warner Bros. Records], Little Mix [Columbia Records], Cover Drive [Polydor Records], Lily Allen [Parlophone Records] and Melanie Fiona [Republic Records].

Meanwhile, Olly Murs’ previous studio album “Right Place Right Time” debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. It also delivered singles including “Troublemaker (featuring Flo Rida)” and “Dear Darlin.”

Celine Dion confirms new album ‘Loved Me Back to Life’

25 Jul

Celine Dion has confirmed the title of her upcoming English studio album.

The Canadian songbird has christened her new collection “Loved Me Back to Life” and will release it in the United States on October 22 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

As previously reported, the highly-anticipated collection will boast songwriting contributions from Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Brandy, Whitney Houston), Diane Warren (Chante Moore, Toni Braxton), Andrew Goldstein (Katharine McPhee, Demi Lovato) and Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Rihanna, Lionel Richie).

Producers include Francis “Eg” White (Adele, Rebecca Ferguson), Emanuel Kiriakou (Backstreet Boys, Jordin Sparks), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Beyonce, Mariah Carey) and Fraser T. Smith (Nelly Furtado, Ellie Goulding).

“Loved Me Back to Life” serves as the follow-up to 2007’s “Taking Chances.” That release debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also delivered four hit singles in the shape of “Taking Chances,” “Alone,” “Eyes on Me” and “A World to Believe In.”

The Saturdays announce new single ‘Disco Love’

25 Jul


The Saturdays have announced the title of their new single.

The British group have christened “Disco Love” as the fourth promotional single from their upcoming as-yet-untitled third studio album, out later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor / Fascination Records.

The track serves as the follow-up to previous single “Gentleman,” which peaked at number fourteen on the UK Singles Chart.

Among the producers backing The Saturdays on the new collection – which serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “On Your Radar” – are Steve Mac (One Direction, Cover Drive), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Emeli Sande, Sia Furler) and Daniel “DJ Fresh” Stein (RaVaughn Brown, Nicola Roberts).

Songwriters include Diane Warren (Chante Moore, Beyonce Knowles), Autumn Rowe (Zendaya Coleman, Dionne Bromfield), Ina Wroldsen (Britney Spears, Leona Lewis), Camille Purcell (Little Mix, Tinchy Stryder) and Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Madonna, Chris Brown).