Archive | November, 2015

Fleur East premieres new single “Sax” music video

26 Nov

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Fleur East has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Sax” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (November 26, 2015).

“Sax” – out now via iTunes – was co-written by Camille Purcell (Ella Henderson, Rita Ora) and James “JHart” Abrahart (Jason Derulo, Sevyn Streeter).

Production duties were handled by Edvard Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen of Norwegian duo Electric, who are also behind Little Mix’s “Black Magic” [Columbia] and Ben Haenow’s “Brother” [Syco Music].

As mentioned in earlier posts, East is scheduled to release her debut album “Love, Sax, and Flashbacks” on December 4 through Syco Music.

The keenly-awaited LP delivers additional alliances with Fraser T. Smith (Adele), Iain James (Craig David), Julian Bunetta (Fifth Harmony), Ed Drewett (Dua Lipa), Kirby Lauryen (Beyonce) and Pop & Oak (Alessia Cara).

Watch the music video for “Sax” below.

Ariana Grande works with Charlie Puth for new album “Moonlight”

26 Nov

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Ariana Grande has worked with Charlie Puth for her upcoming third album.

The singer, songwriter, and record producer recently helmed CeeLo Green’s “Working Class Heroes (Work)” [Atlantic], Jason Derulo’s “Pull-Up” [Warner Bros] and Thomas Rhett’s “I Feel Good” [Valory Music].

His debut album “Nine Track Mind” – featuring singles “One Call Away” and the Meghan Trainor-assisted “Marvin Gaye” – is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on January 29 through Atlantic Records.

Meanwhile, Grande’s current single “Focus” – which was collectively crafted by Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin – is now available via iTunes in partnership with Republic Records.

Her next studio collection “Moonlight” reportedly delivers further contributions from Tommy Brown (Fifth Harmony), Victoria Monet (Jordin Sparks), Jim Jonsin (Kelly Rowland) and Carmen Reece (Samantha Jade).

Finally, fans of Puth’s works should look out for the next projects by Fergie [Interscope], Kehlani [Atlantic] and Nico & Vinz [Warner Bros].

Watch the music video for “One Call Away” below.

John Legend drafts Hayley Warner, Jonathan Rotem for new album

26 Nov

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John Legend has drafted the songwriting and production services of Hayley Warner and Jonathan Rotem for his upcoming fifth album.

Warner is known for co-writing Tori Kelly’s “Hollow” [Capitol], Tina Arena’s “I Want to Love You” [EMI] and Samantha Jade’s “Castle” [Sony Music].

Meanwhile, recent production credits by Rotem include Who is Fancy’s “Boys Like You” f/ Meghan Trainor & Ariana Grande [Republic], Gwen Stefani’s “Used to Love You” [Interscope] and Fifth Harmony’s “Like Mariah” [Epic].

As mentioned in earlier posted, Legend is scheduled to release the follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future” next year through Columbia Records.

The still-untitled LP reportedly features additional alliances with Malay (Zayn Malik), Sam Romans (Mary J. Blige), Alex Da Kid (Rihanna), RoccStar (Usher), Sean Garrett (Beyonce) and Joel Compass (Seal).

Watch the music video for “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” below.

Mack Wilds debuts new single “Love in the 90z”

25 Nov

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Mack Wilds has debuted his new single online.

The actor, singer, and songwriter posted the audio clip for “Love in the 90z” to his Vevo channel on Tuesday (November 24, 2015).

Production duties on ‘Love in the 90z” were collectively helmed by Salaam Remi (Usher, Amy Winehouse), Teddy Riley (Amerie, Michael Jackson), James Poyser (Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey) and Scott Storch (Chris Brown, Janet Jackson).

The track – now available for download via iTunes – is also slotted for inclusion on Wilds’ upcoming sophomore album, which will hit stores and digital outlets next year through Louder Than Life Records and Epic Records.

Other musicians backing Wilds on the follow-up to 2013’s “New York: A Love Story” are Shea Taylor (Beyonce, K. Michelle), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Brandy, Tamar Braxton) and Key Wane (Big Sean, Jazmine Sullivan).

Listen to the audio clip for “Love in the 90z” below.

Ben Haenow shares “Make It Back To Me” acoustic performance

24 Nov

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Ben Haenow has shared a new performance video online.

The acoustic rendition of “Make It Back To Me” has been posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (November 24, 2015).

“Make It Back To Me” was co-written by Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Jasmine Thompson) and produced by Jim Duguid (Craig David, Paolo Nutini).

Haenow’s self-titled debut album – featuring the Kelly Clarkson-assisted “Second Hand Heart” – is out now via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music. The studio collection peaked to number ten on the UK Albums Chart.

It also boasts alliances with Julian Bunetta (Fleur East), Iain James (Emeli Sande), Jonathan Rotem (Rihanna), Steve Robson (Rebecca Ferguson), Ed Drewett (One Direction) and John Henry Ryan (Jessie Ware).

Watch the acoustic rendition of “Make It Back To Me” below.

Ciara debuts new song “Oh Baby”

24 Nov

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Ciara has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Oh Baby” to her official YouTube channel on Monday (November 23, 2015).

“Oh Baby” was co-written by siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas of Rock City, who previously worked with Miley Cyrus (“We Can’t Stop”), Kelly Rowland (“Kisses Down Low”) and Rihanna (“Pour it Up”).

Production duties were handled by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, who are also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “The Night is Still Young” [Republic], Ne-Yo’s “She Knows” [Motown] and Fifth Harmony’s “This is How We Roll” [Syco Music].

Ciara’s latest studio collection “Jackie” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Epic Records.

Commercial performance-wise, the project peaked to number seventeen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two hit singles in shape of “I Bet” and “Dance Like We’re Making Love.”

It also delivers alliances with Harmony Samuels (Nathan Sykes), Chloe Angelides (Tinashe), Polow Da Don (Monica), Diane Warren (Beyonce), Jacob Kasher (One Direction) and Lunchmoney Lewis (Meghan Trainor).

Listen to the audio clip for “Oh Baby” below.

K. Michelle enlists Danja for new album

24 Nov

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K. Michelle has enlisted Danja for her upcoming third album.

The record producer – born Nathaniel Hills – is known for his work with prominent artists such as Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Usher (“Appetite”), Keri Hilson (“Knock You Down”) and Nelly Furtado (“Promiscuous”).

His recent credits include Jason Derulo’s “X2CU” [Warner Bros], Kid Ink’s “The Movement” [RCA], Chris Brown’s “Add Me In” [CBE], Brandy’s “Can You Hear Me Now” [Chameleon] and Wiz Khalifa’s “Medicated” [Atlantic].

Meanwhile, K. Michelle is expected to release the follow-up to 2014’s “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?” later this year through Atlantic Records.

Other contributors on the still-untitled LP are Pop & Oak (Kehlani), Harmony Samuels (Ciara), Eric Hudson (Omarion), Knox Brown (Jess Glynne), The-Dream (Beyonce), Corporal (Ne-Yo) and Timbaland (Aaliyah).

Watch the music video for “Hard to Do” below.

Tourist debuts new song “Wait”

23 Nov

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Tourist has debuted a new song online.

“Wait” is slotted for inclusion on the Grammy-winning record producer and songwriter’s upcoming debut album, tentatively entitled “U.”

The track also follows previous singles, “Holding On” and “Illuminate,” now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tourist’s first studio collection will be released through Tourist Recordings and Polydor Records.

The highly-anticipated project features guest appearances from Years & Years and Josef Salvat, as well as songwriting contributions from Kid Harpoon.

On the songwriting and production front, Tourist – real name William Phillips –recently helmed Lapsley’s “Hurt Me” [XL Recordings] and Kacy Hill’s “Arm’s Length” [Getting Out of Your Dreams / PMR Records].

His resume include further works with Sam Smith (“Stay With Me”), Jessie Ware (“Pieces”), Lianne La Havas (“Patterns”) and Will Heard (“I Can’t Keep Up”).

Watch the music video for “Holding On” below.

Who is Fancy enlists Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor for new single “Boys Like You”

23 Nov

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Who is Fancy has released the animation clip for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the Ryan Maloney-directed clip for “Boys Like You” to his Vevo channel on Monday (November 23, 2015).

“Boys Like You” – featuring Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor – is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

The track was also produced by Jonathan Rotem, whose recent credits include Gwen Stefani’s “Used to Love You” [Interscope Records] and Fifth Harmony’s “Like Mariah” [Syco Music / Epic Records].

Who is Fancy – real name Jake Hagood – is scheduled to release his first studio collection next year through Silent Records and Republic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts alliances with Max Martin (Christina Aguilera), Dr. Luke (Britney Spears), Robopop (Lana Del Rey), Emily Warren (Shawn Mendes) and Lucie Silvas (Katharine McPhee).

Watch the animation clip for “Boys Like You” below.

Grace hints at new collaboration with Tobias Jesso Jr.

21 Nov

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Grace has hinted at a new collaboration with Tobias Jesso Jr.

“When Baz Luhrmann pops up in your session 😳🙏 Btw me and @tobiasjessojr are really good at posing for pictures,” the Australian singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram account.

On the songwriting front, Tobias Jesso Jr. is known for co-penning Sia’s “Alive” [RCA] and Adele’s “When We Were Young” [Columbia].

The Canadian musician also started his career in music as bassist for the band The Sessions and former teen pop singer Melissa Cavatti. His debut album “Goon” was released earlier this year through True Panther Records.

Meanwhile, Grace is currently recording music for her upcoming first studio collection under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled LP boasts alliances with Parker Ighile (Rihanna), Diane Warren (Paloma Faith), Fraser T. Smith (Ellie Goulding), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith), Mark Ralph (Lion Babe) and Labrinth (Ed Sheeran).

Watch the music video for “Boyfriend Jeans” below.