Archive | November, 2015

Meghan Trainor hits the studio with Wallpaper, Jacob Kasher

30 Nov


Singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor has collaborated with Wallpaper and Jacob Kasher on new music.

Notable production credits by Wallpaper – real name Eric Frederic – include Jason Derulo’s “Get Ugly” [Warner Bros], Icona Pop’s “Emergency” [Big Beat], Mary Lambert’s “Secrets” [Capitol] and Fifth Harmony’s “Bo$$” [Epic].

Meanwhile, Kasher’s songwriting resume includes works with Carly Rae Jepsen (“I Really Like You”), Nicki Minaj (“Get On Your Knees”), One Direction (“Perfect”), Ciara (“Give Me Love”) and Selena Gomez (“Sober”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Trainor is scheduled to release the follow-up to 2015’s “Title” next year through Epic Records.

The still-untitled LP delivers alliances with Babyface (Madonna), Taylor Parks (Zendaya), The Elev3n (Karmin), Lunchmoney Lewis (Jessie J), The Rascals (Ariana Grande) and The Monsters & the Strangerz (Nick Jonas).

Watch the music video for “Dear Future Husband” below.

Natalie La Rose records new music with Grades, Caroline Ailin

30 Nov


Natalie La Rose has recorded new music with Grades and Caroline Ailin.

“Late one last night with these two @NatalieLaRose @CarlineAilin both powering through jetlag,” Grades posted to his Instagram account.

The British hitmaker – real name Daniel Traynor – recently produced “Bad Blood” for fellow UK artist Nao. The track is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Little Tokyo Recordings.

His resume includes further works with Cheryl [Polydor Records], Britney Spears [RCA Records] and Conor Maynard [Parlophone Records].

Meanwhile, Ailin is known for providing vocals on Grades’ single “Crocodile Tears.” The track was released in 2014 through One More Tune Records.

On the songwriting front, Ailin has contributed to the next projects by Karen Harding [Capitol Records], Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records], Dua Lipa [Warner Bros], Tamera Foster [Syco Music] and Zara Larsson [Epic Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, La Rose is scheduled to release her first project next year through International Music Group and Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection features additional alliances with The Stereotypes (John Legend), Courtney Harrell (Kelly Rowland), Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Tori Kelly) and Savan Kotecha (Usher).

Listen to the audio clip for “Crocodile Tears” below.

Izzy Bizu confirms debut album “A Moment of Madness”

30 Nov


Izzy Bizu has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “A Moment of Madness” and will release it on April 29 through Epic Records UK.

Current single “White Tiger” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Bizu along regular collaborator Mika Barroux.

Other album contributors include Adam Argyle (Gabrielle Aplin), Justin Broad (Raleigh Ritchie), Luke Juby (Emeli Sande), Jimmy Hogarth (Sia), Paul Herman (Corinne Bailey Rae) and Johnathan Lipsey (Kylie Minogue).

Peep the tracklisting for “A Moment of Madness” below.

(1) Diamond / (2) Naïve Soul / (3) Skinny / (4) Circles / (5) Give Me Love / (6) Adam & Eve / (7) What Makes You Happy / (8) Mad Behavior / (9) White Tiger / (10) Lost Paradise / (11) Open to You / (12) I Know / (13) Gorgeous

Deluxe Edition – (14) Fly With Your Eyes Closed / (15) Hello Crazy / (16) Sweet Like Honey / (17) Floating Lamps / (18) Trees & Fire

Hailee Steinfeld selects “You’re Such A” as new single

29 Nov


Hailee Steinfeld has selected her new single.

The actress, singer, and songwriter christened “You’re Such A” as the next promotional cut from her debut mini-collection “Haiz.”

“You’re Such A” was co-written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, who are also behind Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” [Interscope], Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” [Def Jam] and Nicole Scherzinger’s “Run” [RCA].

Production duties were handled by Mattman & Robin, who previously worked with Tove Lo (“Moments”), Taylor Swift (“All You Had to Do Was Stay”) DNCE (“Cake By the Ocean”) and Carly Rae Jepsen (“Run Away With Me”).

“Haiz” – featuring lead single “Love Myself” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Republic Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “You’re Such A” below.

Sia debuts new song “One Million Bullets”

28 Nov


Sia has debuted a new song online.

The Australian singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “One Million Bullets” to her Vevo channel Friday (November 27, 2015).

“One Million Bullets” was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Jesse Shatkin, whose recent credits include Jasmine Thompson’s “Crystal Heart” [Atlantic] and Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” [Sign of the Times].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Sia is scheduled to release her next studio collection “This is Acting” – featuring “Alive” and “Bird Set Free” – on January 29 through Monkey Puzzle Records and RCA Records.

The keenly awaited project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “1000 Forms of Fear,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Chandelier” and “Big Girls Cry.”

On the songwriting front, Sia has contributed to the upcoming sophomore album by British songbird Tahliah Barnett, better known FKA twigs.

Listen to the audio clip for “One Million Bullets” below.

The Vamps premiere “Rest Your Love” music video

28 Nov

The Vamps - Wake Up

The Vamps have premiered a new music video online.

The British pop band posted the visual clip for “Rest Your Love” to their Vevo channel on Thursday (November 26, 2015).

“Rest Your Love” was collectively written and produced by Savan Kotecha (Usher, The Weeknd), Shellback (Adele, Taylor Swift), Carlk Falk (Madonna, Demi Lovato) and Rami Yacoub (Celine Dion, Ellie Goulding).

Video treatment was handled by Frank Borin, whose other credits include Nathan Sykes’ “Over and Over Again” [Global Entertainment], Take That’s “Hey Boy” [Polydor] and Timeflies’ “Worse Things Than Love” [Island].

The Vamps’ latest album “Wake Up” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Island Records (US).

The project features additional alliances with Wayne Hector (Fleur East), Ross Golan (Selena Gomez), Johan Carlsson (Colbie Caillat), Ed Drewett (One Direction), Steve Mac (Shakira) and Ammar Malik (Shawn Mendes).

Watch the music video for “Rest Your Love” below.

One Direction announces new single “Infinity”

27 Nov

One Direction

One Direction have announced the title of their new single.

The British-Irish boy band christened “Infinity” as the next promotional cut from their latest album, “Made in the A.M.,” now available for download via Syco Music and Columbia Records.

“Infinity” was written by regular collaborations John Henry Ryan (Jason Derulo, Ben Haenow), Jamie Scott (Jessie Ware, Ella Henderson) and Julian Bunetta (Kelly Clarkson, Fifth Harmony).

The track also follows previous promotional cuts “Drag Me Down” and “Perfect,” which peaked to numbers three and ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, respectively.

Other musicians backing One Direction on “Made in the A.M.” are Jesse Shatkin (Sia), Mozella (Madonna), Jacob Kasher (Ciara), Ross Golan (The Vamps), Ed Drewett (Fleur East) and Wayne Hector (Craig David).

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Infinity” below.

Rachel Platten announces new album “Wildfire”

26 Nov


Rachel Platten has announced the title of her major label debut album.

The singer-songwriter christened her new collection “Wildfire” and will release it through Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Lead single “Fight Song” peaked to number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Meanwhile, second promotional cut, “Stand By You,” is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Among the musicians backing Platten on “Wildfire” are Dave Bassett (Elle King), Jon Levine (Kat Dahlia), Joy Williams (Taylor Swift), Matt Morris (Justin Timberlake) and Jack Antonoff (Carly Rae Jepsen).

Watch the music video for “Stand By You” below.

Taya hits the studio with Invisible Men

26 Nov


Taya has collaborated the Invisible Men on new music.

The songwriting and production trio – consisting of Jason Pebworth, George Astasio and Jon Shave – have previously worked with Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”), Britney Spears (“Pretty Girls”) and DJ Fresh (“Hot Right Now”).

Some of their other credits include Conor Maynard’s “Can’t Say No” [Parlophone], Jessie J’s “Do It Like a Dude” [Republic], Joel Compass’ “Girlfriends” [Polydor] and Girls Aloud’s “On the Metro” [Fascination].

Meanwhile, Taya is expected to release her debut album – featuring the Toddla T-produced “Got Me Wondering” – next year through Atlantic Records.

Current single “Fingerprints” – a collaborative effort with Michigan-based hitmaker Sango – is now available for download via iTunes.

Other musicians backing Taya on the still-untitled project are Al Shux (Lianne La Havas), Ina Wroldsen (Demi Lovato), Starsmith (Jess Glynne), Nicola Roberts (Little Mix), Snakehips (Tinashe) and James Newman (Rudimental).

Listen to the audio clip for “Fingerprints” below.

Monica teams up with Akon for new song “Hustler’s Ambition”

26 Nov


Monica has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Hustler’s Ambition” – featuring Akon – to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (November 25, 2015).

Production duties on “Hustler’s Ambition” were handled by DJ Dahi, whose other credits include Madonna’s “Beautiful Scars” [Interscope], Tinashe’s “Bet’ [RCA] and Kelela’s “All the Way Down” [Cherry Coffee].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Monica is scheduled to release her eighth studio collection “Code Red” on December 18 through RCA Records.

Lead single “Just Right for Me” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Jocelyn “Jo’zzy” Donald (Zendaya, Chris Brown) and produced by Polow Da Don (Tamia, Jamie Foxx).

Other album contributors include Timbaland (Aaliyah), Johnta Austin (Ciara), Bryan Michael Cox (Faith Evans), Jermaine Dupri (Alicia Keys), Tami LaTrell (Keyshia Cole), Danja (K. Michelle) and Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Hustler’s Ambition” below.