Archive | January, 2015

Tori Kelly confirms new single “Nobody Love” release date

29 Jan

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Tori Kelly has confirmed the release date for her new single.

“Nobody Love” is scheduled to hit digital outlets on February 8th via Universal Music Group imprint Capitol Records.

The track was co-written by Savan Kotecha and Rickard Goransson, who are also responsible for Fifth Harmony’s “Better Together” [Epic Records] and Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” w/ Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj [Republic Records].

Production duties on “Nobody Love” were handled by Max Martin, whose recent credits include Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” [Republic Records] and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Page” [Big Machine Records].

Meanwhile, Kelly’s first studio collection will be executive-produced by Scooter Braun. The music mogul is also overseeing the careers of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Amber Riley, Rixton, and Cody Simpson.

Other musicians expected to appear on the keenly-awaited LP are Rodney Jerkins, Claude Kelly, Fraser T. Smith, Chuck Harmony, Oren Yoel, Toby Gad, Ed Sheeran, Chelcee Grimes, Pharrell, Taylor Parks, and the Stereotypes.

Watch the music video for “Dear No One” below.

Sia debuts new song “Salted Wound”

29 Jan

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Sia has shared a new song online.

The Australian singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Salted Wound” to her official Vevo page on Wednesday (January 28, 2015).

“Salted Wound” was written by Sia along with regular collaborator Samuel Dixon, whose resume also includes works for Paloma Faith (“Freedom”), Rox (“No Going Back”) and Christina Aguilera (“You Lost Me”).

The track appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” out on February 10 via iTunes in partnership with Republic Records.

Other artists who contributed to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack are Beyonce [Columbia Records], Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records], Jessie Ware [Island Records] and The Weeknd [Republic Records].

Sia’s latest studio album “1000 Forms of Fear” – featuring hit singles “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” – is now available via RCA Records.

On the songwriting front, the “Breathe Me” star has contributed to the next releases by Rihanna [SRP Records], Selena Gomez [Interscope Records], Labrinth [Syco Music] and Carly Rae Jepsen [Schoolboy Records].

Listen to “Salted Wound” below.

Cashmere Cat reunites with Ariana Grande for debut album

29 Jan

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Cashmere Cat is currently working on his upcoming first studio collection.

“Cutting a song for my friend / honeymoon tour guest @CashmereCat’s album today” Ariana Grande tweeted on Wednesday (January 28, 2015).

Cashmere Cat previously co-wrote and produced “Be My Baby” for Grande along with regular collaborator Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin.

Other notable credits Cashmere Cat – born Magnus Høiberg – include Ryn Weaver’s “OctaHate” [Interscope Records], Tinashe’s “All Hands on Deck” [RCA Records] and Charli XCX’s “Break the Rules” [Atlantic Records].

In related news, Grande has christened “One Last Time” as the next promotional cut from her latest album “My Everything.” The track serves as the follow-up to “Love Me Harder,” which peaked to number seven on the US Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for “Break Free” below.

Lion Babe premiere “Treat Me Like Fire” music video

28 Jan

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Lion Babe have premiered a new music video online.

The experimental soul duo posted the Kate Moross-directed clip for “Treat Me Like Fire” to their official Vevo page on Tuesday (January 27, 2015).

“Treat Me Like Fire” was written by group members Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman along with Eunice Collins.

The track appears on the duo’s self-titled mini-album, now available for download via iTunes (US) in partnership with Interscope Records.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lion Babe’s full length debut album will hit shelves and digital outlets later this year via Amanda Ghost’s label Outsiders Recorded Music Limited and Universal Music Group imprint Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features alliances with Pharrell Williams (Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake), Jeff Bhasker (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars), Dave Sitek (Kelis, Mikky Ekko) and Andrew Wyatt (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira).

Watch the music video for “Treat Me Like Fire” below.

Jasmine V collaborates with Benny Cassette for debut album?

28 Jan

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Jasmine V has collaborated with Benny Cassette on new material.

“No tracks, just songs. @JasmineVillegas @MichahFoneCheck @WattSix” Cassette posted to his Instagram page on Tuesday (January 27, 2015).

Some of his recent credits include Miguel’s “NWA” f/ Kurupt [RCA Records], Stacy Barthe’s “Live for Today” f/ Common [Homeschool / Motown Records] and Mary Lambert’s “Secrets” [Capitol Records].

The record producer and songwriter – real name Benedetto Rotondi – also contributed to forthcoming releases by Elle Varner [RCA Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Keri Hilson [Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, Jasmine V is expected to release her full-length debut album later this year via Universal Music Group imprint Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2014’s EP “That’s Me Right There,” which features the Kendrick Lamar-featuring / Harmony Samuels-produced title track as well as the RoccStar-assisted “I Love Your Crazy.”

Among the musicians backing Jasmine V on the highly-anticipated LP are Ester Dean (Trey Songz, Britney Spears), Soundz (Usher, K. Michelle), Ne-Yo (Ciara, Nicole Scherzinger) and Eric Bellinger (Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor).

Watch the music video for Benny Cassette’s “Raging Bull” below.

Ne-Yo releases new album “Non-Fiction”

27 Jan

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Ne-Yo has released his new album online.

“Non-Fiction” – featuring hit singles “Money Can’t Buy,” “She Don’t Know” and “Coming with You” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Compound Entertainment and Motown Records.

The keenly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “R.E.D.,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Among the musicians backing Ne-Yo on “Non-Fiction” are Shea Taylor, Jesse “Corparal” Wilson, Stephan Moccio, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Stargate, Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Key Wane, David Guetta and Giorgio Tuinfort.

On the songwriting front, the “So Sick” star confirmed placements on the next albums by Rihanna [Roc Nation], Keri Hilson [Interscope Records], Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic Records] and Gabi Wilson [RCA Records].

Watch the music video for “Coming with You” below.

Tinashe hits the studio with Taylor Parks, Jacob Kasher, Ammo

27 Jan

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Tinashe has recorded new material with Jacob Kasher and Ammo.

“Stu w @Tinashe, @JacobKasher, @AmmoPro ! Word of the session “auspiciousness” – actress, singer and songwriter Taylor Parks posted to her official Twitter account on Sunday (January 26, 2015).

It is yet to be known whether the session is intended for future Tinashe release or Parks’ upcoming debut album, tentatively entitled “#TaylorMade.”

Recent songwriting credits by Kasher include Jessie J’s “Burnin’ Up” f/ 2 Chainz [Republic Records], Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle” [Warner Bros. Records] and Kylie Minogue’s “Into the Blue” [Parlophone Records].

Meanwhile, Ammo – real name Joshua Coleman – is responsible for co-writing and producing Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” [Columbia Records], Maroon 5’s “Sugar” [Interscope Records] and Leona Lewis’ “Lovebird” [Syco Music].

Tinashe’s second studio collection is expected to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Aquarius,” which peaked to number seventeen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “2 On” and the A$AP Rocky-assisted “Pretend.”

Watch the music video for “Vulnerable” below.

Ciara releases new single “I Bet”

27 Jan

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Ciara has released her new single online.

“I Bet” – which marks the first promotional cut from the artist’s upcoming album “Jackie” – is now available for download via iTunes (US) in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment imprint Epic Records.

The track was co-written by siblings Royce and Theron Thomas of Rock City, who are also co-responsible for GRL’s “Lighthouse” [Kemosabe Records] and Fergie’s “L.A. Love (La La)” [Interscope Records].

Production duties on “I Bet” were handled by Harmony Samuels, whose resume includes further works for Tamar Braxton (“Let Me Know”), Jasmine V (“That’s Me Right There”) and Teyana Taylor (“Put Your Love On”).

Other musicians backing Ciara on “Jackie” include Polow Da Don (Monica, Keri Hilson), Soundz (Usher, K. Michelle), Mike WiLL Made It (Brandy, Mariah Carey), Dr. Luke (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj) and Cirkut (Azealia Banks, Katy Perry).

The highly-anticipated new album serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Ciara,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Body Party” and “Overdose.”

Listen to “I Bet” below.

Ella Henderson reveals artwork for new single “Mirror Man”

26 Jan

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Ella Henderson has revealed the official artwork for her new single.

“Mirror Man” is lifted from the British singer/songwriter’s debut album, “Chapter One,” now available for download via Syco Music.

The track was co-written by Laura “LP” Pergolizzi, whose resume includes works for Rihanna (“Cheers”), Rita Ora (“Shine Ya Light”), The Veronicas (“Lolita”), Cher Lloyd (“Human”) and Leona Lewis (“Fingerprint”).

Production duties were handled by Al Shux, who is also co-responsible for Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” [Interscope Records], Elle Varner’s “Oh What a Night” [RCA Records] and Kwabs’ “Saved” [Atlantic Records].

Fans can expect the accompanying music video soon. It was filmed by famed director Colin Tilley, whose known for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” [Republic Records] and Ne-Yo’s “Coming with You” [Motown Records].

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Mirror Man” below.

Kelly Clarkson unwraps “Heartbeat Song” lyric video

26 Jan

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Kelly Clarkson has unveiled the lyric video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the lyric-based visual clip for “Heartbeat Song” to her official Vevo page on Monday (January 26, 2015).

“Heartbeat Song” – which was written by Kelly Clarkson along with Kara DioGuardi, Audra Mae, Jason Evigan and Mitch Allan – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Production duties on “Heartbeat Song” were handled by Greg Kurstin, whose resume also includes works for Beyonce (“Standing on the Sun”), Lana Del Rey (“Money Power Glory”) and Taylor Swift (“I Wish You Would”).

Clarkson’s next studio collection, “Piece by Piece,” will hit stores on March 3 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated LP follows 2013’s “Wrapped in Red,” which peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the lyric video for “Heartbeat Song” below.