Archive | November, 2016

Julia Michaels selects “Issues” as debut single

30 Nov

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Julia Michaels has selected her debut single.

The singer-songwriter christened “Issues” as the lead single from her upcoming project under Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

“Issues” was co-written by Justin Tranter, who previously teamed up with Michaels on singles performed by Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Britney Spears (“Slumber Party”), Gwen Stefani (“Make Me Like You”), Nick Jonas (“Close”), Pia Mia (“Touch”) and Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”).

Production duties on “Issues” were handled Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen of Stargate alongside Benny Blanco, who are also responsible for Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Jessie J’s “Thunder,” Lea Michele’s “Cannonball,” Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love” and Fifth Harmony’s “All in My Head (Flex).”

Fans of Michaels’ songwriting works, on the other hand, should look out for the next projects by Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Jasmine Thompson, Ella Henderson, Zara Larsson, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, and Snakehips.

Watch the music video for “Carry Me” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Jack Splash

30 Nov

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Jack Splash – real name Matthew Kahane – is an American recording artist, musician, songwriter, and record producer.

His works include writing and production on singles for artists such as Alicia Keys (“Teenage Love Affair”), Kendrick Lamar (“Now or Never”), Cee-Lo Green (“Fool for You”), Pixie Lott (“Nasty”), Keyshia Cole (“I Choose You”), Estelle (“Pretty Please”), John Legend (“PDA”) and Solange (“T.O.N.Y.”).

Other artists Splash has collaborated with are Beyoncé (“Fascination”), Jennifer Hudson (“All Dressed in Love”), Katy Perry (“Love Not War”), Melanie Fiona (“Bones”), K. Michelle (“Sometimes”), Britney Spears (“All the Way”), Jazmine Sullivan (“Switch”), Clare Maguire (“Shakedown”) and Kelis (“In the Future”).

His extensive resume also boasts works with fellow musicians including Salaam Remi, Andrea Martin, Max Martin, Stacy Barthe, Dr. Luke, Sia, Wayne Hector, Lundon Knighten, Claude Kelly, Elijah Blake, Cathy Dennis, Harold Lilly, Paloma Faith, Andre Merritt, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Phillip “Taj” Jackson, Makeba Riddick, Ian Dench, Amanda Ghost, Rico Love, Angie Beyince, Teedra Moses, Angela Hunte, Missy Elliot, Nyla Thorbourne, and Dave McCracken.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Splash’s work!

Dagny enlists Cass Lowe, Mark Ralph for debut album

30 Nov

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Dagny has enlisted Cass Lowe and Mark Ralph for her upcoming debut album.

Ralph is known for co-writing and producing hits performed by Clean Bandit (“Tears”), AlunaGeorge (“I’m in Control”), Years & Years (“Desire”), Craig David (“Nothing Like This”), Foxes (“Amazing”) and Kwabs (“Love + War”).

Meanwhile, Lowe‘s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Fifth Harmony (“Scared of Happy”), Sinead Harnett (“Anywhere But Here”), Cheryl (“Coming Up for Air”) and Snakehips (“All My Friends”).

Dagny, on the other hand, is expected to release her first studio collection in 2017 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Lauren Christy (Andra Day), Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande), Simon Wilcox (Nick Jonas) and Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey).

Her debut mini-collection “Ultraviolet” – featuring contributions from Mattman & Robin, Justin Tranter, Tommy English, Brendan Davies, and Sam McCarthy – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Backbeat” below.

Craig David unleashes music video for new single “Change My Love”

30 Nov

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Craig David has unleashed the music video for his new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Change My Love” to his Vevo channel on Tuesday (November 29, 2016).

The track was co-written by MNEK, whose recent credits include “Touch” (Little Mix), “Private” (Olly Murs), “Messy” (Tom Aspaul), “Good Thing” (Jojo), “Time” (Sabina Ddumba) and “Warm” (Becky Hill).

Production duties on “Change My Love” were handled by Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of TMS, who also teamed up with David on the Carla Marie Williams-penned “Better With You.”

Moreover, TMS have contributed to the next releases by Paloma Faith [RCA], RAYE [Polydor], Era Istrefi [Ultra], Imani Williams [Sony Music], Liv Dawson [Method], Dua Lipa [Warner Music], Ella Henderson [Syco].

David’s latest studio collection “Following My Intuition,” on the other hand, is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The “When the Bassline Drops” star has also recorded new material with Tre Jean-Marie (Fleur East, Mabel McVey), Talay Riley (Zendaya, Keri Hilson) and Dave Tozer (Ella Eyre, John Legend).

Watch the music video for “Change My Love” below.

Liv Dawson unveils music video for new single “Open Your Eyes”

30 Nov

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Liv Dawson has unveiled her new music video for online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Open Your Eyes” to her Vevo channel Tuesday (November 29, 2016).

“Open Your Eyes” – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Oz Moses alongside Jimmy Napes (Lianne La Havas, Alicia Keys) and Guy Lawrence of Disclosure (Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dawson’s upcoming debut album is expected to be released in 2017 via Method Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from TMS (Craig David), Lucy “Pawws” Taylor (Dua Lipa), Sam Romans (Noah Cyrus), Frances (Karen Harding) and KNIGHTSTARR (Cover Drive).

Watch the music video for “Open Your Eyes” below.

Somewhere Else premiere music video for debut single “Move Together”

30 Nov

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Somewhere Else have premiered the music video for their new debut online.

The electronic music duo – composed of Billy Walsh and Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese – posted the HELMI-directed visual clip for “Move Together” to their YouTube channel on Tuesday (November 29, 2016).

“Move Together” – which features Majid Jordan (Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman) – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Somewhere Else previously teamed up with Majid Jordan on “Something About You,” taken from the Canadian duo’s self-titled debut studio collection under OVO Music / Warner Brothers Records.

The duo are also known for co-writing and producing three songs for Alicia Keys in the shape of “In Common,” “Holy War” and “Back to Life.”

On the songwriting front, Walsh recently co-wrote “Die for You,” “Attention” and “True Colors” on The Weeknd’s latest album, “Starboy.”

Illangelo’s production resume, on the other hand, boasts further works with Wiz Khalifa (“Remember You”), Drake (“Crew Love”), The Weeknd (“Twenty Eight”), M.I.A. (“Exodus”) and PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Not Nice”).

Watch the music video for “Somewhere Else” below.

Sevyn Streeter schedules release date for debut album “Girl Disrupted”

29 Nov

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Sevyn Streeter has scheduled the release date for her debut album.

The singer-songwriter – real name Amber Streeter – will release “Girl Disrupted” on January 27, 2017 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Current single “Before I Do” will be available from December 2 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Other tracks slotted for inclusion “Girl Disrupted” are “D4L” (featuring The-Dream), “My Love for You” and “Prolly” (featuring Gucci Mane).

The highly anticipated project also boasts contributions from Tricky Stewart, Sean Garrett, Charlie Heat, J-Doe, Micah Powell, Drumma Boy, Mr. Bangladesh, Damon Thomas, and Cameron Wallace.

On the songwriting front, Streeter recently co-wrote “Coming Home” for Tamar Braxton alongside Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Dewain Whitmore and The Underdogs (Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas).

Her other credits include “Keep Us Together” (Jessie J), “The Way” (Ariana Grande), “Put Your Name on It” (Kelly Rowland), “New Day” (Alicia Keys), “Slower” (Brandy) and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (K. Michelle).

Watch the music video for “Prolly” below.