Archive | July, 2014

Katy Perry releases “This is How We Do” music video

31 Jul

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Katy Perry has released the music video for her new single online.

“This is How We Do” marks the fifth promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Prism,” out now via Capitol Records.

The track – co-written and produced by Max Martin and Klas Ahlund – follows previous single “Birthday,” which peaked at number seventeen on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

“Prism” features further collaborations with Sia (Ne-Yo, Celine Dion), Greg Kurstin (Shakira, Lana Del Rey), Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Alicia Keys), Greg Wells (Mika, Colbie Caillat) and Stargate (Usher, Mariah Carey).

Watch the Joel Kefali-directed clip for “This is How We Do” below.

Jessie Ware unwraps new album “Tough Love” Tracklisting

31 Jul

Jessie Ware - Tough Love Album

Jessie Ware has unwrapped the tracklisting for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter – born Jessica Lois Ware – is scheduled to release “Tough Love” in the UK on October 6 via PMR Records / Island Records.

Lead single “Tough Love” – available for download from August 4th via iTunes – was co-written and produced by Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Devotion” is confirmed to boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Sam Dew, Julio Bashmore, Kid Harpoon and Nineteen85.

Peep the tracklisting for “Tough Love” below.

“Tough Love”
“You & I (Forever)”
“Cruel”
“Say You Love Me”
“Sweetest Song”
“Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
“Want Your Feeling”
“Pieces”
“Keep on Lying”
“Champagne Kisses”
“Desire”

Deluxe Edition:

“All on You”
“Share it All”
“The Way We Are”
“Midnight Caller”

Nick Jonas premieres “Chains” music video

31 Jul

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Nick Jonas has premiered the music video for his new single online.

“Chains” marks the first promotional single from the singer, songwriter and record producer’s upcoming studio album on Island Records.

The track was co-written by Danny Parker and Ammar Malik, who’s also responsible for Maroon 5’s “Maps” [222 Records] and Rixton’s “Me and My Broken Heart” [Interscope Records].

Production duties were handled by Jason Evigan, whose extensive resume includes works for Kat Graham (“Power”), Demi Lovato (“Heart Attack”), Zendaya (“Bottle You Up”) and Fifth Harmony (“Miss Movin’ On”).

Watch the music video for “Chains” – out now via iTunes – below.

Conor Maynard reunites with Lucas Secon for new album

31 Jul

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Conor Maynard has reunited with Lucas Secon for his upcoming album.

The hitmaker previously co-wrote and produced “Another One” for Maynard along with Andreas “Quiz” Romdhane and Josef Larossi.

Other credits by Secon include Cody Simpson’s “No Ceiling” [Atlantic Records], Christina Aguilera’s “Red Hot Kinda Love” [RCA Records] and Olly Murs’ “Cry Your Heart Out” [Epic Records].

Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated new LP by Maynard is expected to be released later this year via Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records.

It serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Contrast,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered four hit singles in the shape of “Can’t Say No,” Vegas Girl,” “Turn Around” and “Animal.”

Watch the music video for the Labrinth-produced “R U Crazy” below.

Joel Compass debuts new single “Girlfriends”

30 Jul

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Joel Compass has debuted his new single online.

The British singer, songwriter and record producer posted “Girlfriends” to his official SoundCloud on Wednesday (July 30, 2014).

The track – now available for pre-order via iTunes (UK) – follows previous release “Forgive Me,” which peaked at number 6 on the UK R&B Singles Chart.

His highly-anticipated debut album is expected to be released later this year via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project will boast productions and songwriting contributions from Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, Starsmith, MNEK, and Dan Carey.

Listen to “Girlfriends” below.

Jojo works with Andrew “Pop” Wansel for new album

30 Jul

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Jojo has collaborated with Andrew “Pop” Wansel for her upcoming third album.

Recent songwriting and production credits by Wansel include Usher’s “Good Kisser,” Marsha Ambrosius’ “You & I” and Gabi Wilson’s “Something to Prove.”

He also contributed to the next projects by Elle Varner [RCA Records], Ariana Grande [Republic Records], Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Kandace Springs [Blue Note / Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, the new LP by Jojo is expected to be released later this year via Atlantic Records. It serves as the follow-up to 2006’s “The High Road,” which debuted at number two on the US Albums Chart.

The highly-anticipated project is said to boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Da Internz, Marsha Ambrosius, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Diane Warren, and Ruth-Anne Cunningham.

Listen to the Noah “40” Shebib-produced “Demonstrate” below.

Cheryl Cole drafts Jim Eliot for new album “Only Human”

30 Jul

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British singer/songwriter Cheryl Cole has enlisted hitmaker Jim Eliot for her upcoming fourth studio album, “Only Human.”

Eliot is responsible for co-writing and producing Kylie Minogue’s “All the Lovers” [Parlophone Records], Will Young’s “I Just Want a Lover” [RCA Records] and Olly Murs’ “Heart Skips a Beat” [Epic Records].

His resume also includes works for Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records], Christina Perri [Atlantic Records], Mikky Ekko [RCA Records], Little Boots [On Repeat Records] and Jetta [Polydor Records].

Meanwhile, Cole’s upcoming studio album “Only Human” – which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Messy Little Raindrops” – is scheduled for release in November via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Current single “Crazy Stupid Love” – written by Cheryl Cole along with Heidi Rojas, Katelyn Turner, Kevin Anyaeji and Wayne Wilkins – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

Watch the music video for the Tinie Tempah-assisted track below.

Moko hits the studio with Jin Jin, MNEK

30 Jul

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British songstress Moko has teamed up with fellow artist MNEK and songwriter Jin Jin on new material.

MNEK previously collaborated with label mate Moko on a track entitled “Judgement Day,” which will be included on his upcoming debut album.

Meanwhile, Jin Jin is known for co-writing Jess Glynne’s “Right Here,” which debuted at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. She also contributed to the next projects by Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records] and Tamera Foster [Syco Music].

Fans of Moko should look out for her upcoming mini-album, “Gold,” out in the United Kingdom on August 24 via Virgin EMI Records / MTA Records.

The project – which serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Black EP” – is confirmed to boast productions and songwriting contributions from Chase & Status, Karen Poole, Two Inch Punch, and Niara Scarlett.

Watch the music video for “Your Love” below.

Alex Clare reveals new album “Three Hearts” credits

30 Jul

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Alex Clare has revealed the official songwriting credits for his new album.

The British singer/songwriter will release his sophomore collection “Three Hearts” in the United Kindgom on August 11 via Island Records.

Lead single “War Rages On” was co-written and produced by Steve Booker, whose resume includes works for Rebecca Ferguson [Syco Music], John Newman [Island Records] and Pixie Lott [Virgin EMI Records].

Other album contributors include Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift), Mr. Hudson (Kanye West, Miley Cyrus) and Matt Hales (Lianne La Havas, Kina Grannis).

“Three Hearts” serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “The Lateness of The Hour,” which peaked at number seventeen on the UK Albums Chart and featured international hit single “Too Close.”

Peep the songwriting credits for “Three Hearts” below.

“Never Let You Go”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Three Hearts”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Dan Wilson).

“Take You Back”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Mr. Hudson).

“Heavy Hands”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Matt Hales).

“Just a Man”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Jim Duguid).

“The Story”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Not in Vain”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Matt Hales).

“Sparks”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Matt Hales).

“War Rages On”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Steve Booker).

“Unconditional”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Jim Duguid).

“So Deep”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Holding On”
Written By: (Alex Clare / Antony Genn / Martin Slattery).

“Addicted to Love”
Written By: (Robert Palmer).

FKA twigs debuts new song “Pendulum”

30 Jul

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FKA twigs has debuted a new song online.

“Pendulum” is lifted from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming debut album, “LP1,” out on August 12 via British independent label Young Turks.

The track was produced by Paul Epworth, whose resume also includes works for John Legend [Columbia Records], Adele [XL Recordings], CeeLo Green [Elektra Records] and Lana Del Rey [Interscope Records].

“Two Weeks” – which marks the lead single from “LP1” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets. It accompanying music video was shot by famed photographer and director, Nabil Elderkin.

Devonte “Blood Orange” Hynes, Emile Haynie and Alejando “Arca” Ghersi are among the other musicians backing FKA Twigs – born Tahliah Barnett – on the highly-anticipated new album, “LP1.”

Listen to “Pendulum” below.