Archive | February, 2017

Liv Dawson premieres music video for new single “Searching”

28 Feb

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Liv Dawson has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Searching” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (February 28, 2017).

“Searching” – now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming outlets – was written by Jimmy Napes alongside the song’s producers Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dawson is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Method Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from TMS, Knightstarr, Phairo, Richard “Biffco” Stannard, Nexus, Two Inch Punch, GRADES, Fred Cox, Chris Leonard, and Mojam.

On the songwriting front, Dawson has worked with Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Sam Romans, Frances, Levi Lennox, Amy Wadge, Bruno Major, Dayo Olatunji, Grace Barker, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Laura Dockrill.

Watch the music video for “Searching” below.

Camila Cabello enlists Billy Walsh for debut solo album

28 Feb

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Camila Cabello has enlisted Billy Walsh for her upcoming debut album.

The Canadian songwriter, fashion stylist, and designer is known for co-writing “Holy War,” “In Common” and “Back to Life” for Alicia Keys alongside regular collaborator Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese.

Walsh’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Elijah Blake (“Live Till We Die”), The Weeknd (“Die for You”), Majid Jordan (“Something About You”), Post Malone (“I Fall Apart”) and Somewhere Else (“Move Together”).

Mewanwhile, Cabello is expected to release her debut solo studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Rihanna), Frank Dukes (Kanye West), Ammar Malik (Selena Gomez), Ryan Tedder (Leona Lewis) and Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran).

Cabello’s current collaboration with Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat, “Love Incredible,” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Bad Things” below.

Kai teams up with Justin Raisen for a new collaboration

28 Feb

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Canadian singer/songwriter Kai has teamed up with Justin Raisen for a new collaboration.

The American producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is known for his works with Charli XCX (“Nuclear Seasons”), Santigold (“Who I Thought You Were”), Kylie Minogue (“If Only”), Sky Ferreira (“You’re Not the One”), Alex Winston (“We Got Nothing”), Theophilus London (“Why Even Try?”), Kim Gordon (“Murdered Out”), Ariel Pink (“Picture Me Gone”), Little Boots (“Satellite”), and Angel Olsen (“Shut Up Kiss Me”).

Raisen’s extensive resume boasts further works with fellow musicians Ariel Rechtshaid, Daniel Nigro, Ashlee Gardner, Rivers Cuomo, Jordan Benik, Remi Nicole, Mary Raisen, and Jeremiah “Nugget” Raisen.

Meanwhile, Kai – real name Alessia De Gasperis-Brigante – is expected to release her debut project later this year.

On the still-untitled collection, the Canadian singer/songwriter has reportedly teamed up with producers Benny Cassette (Kandace Springs), BURNS (Louisa Johnson), Two Inch Punch (Kacy Hill), Joel Little (Ellie Goulding), Malay (John Legend), Daniel Heath (Lana Del Rey) and Banx & Ranx (Olly Murs).

Amongst the songwriters Kai has worked with are Jenna Andrews (Kiesza), Samuel Dew (Taylor Swift), Philip Plested (Ella Henderson), Simon Wilcox (Nick Jonas), Danny Parker (James Blunt) and Teddy Geiger (Shawn Mendes).

Watch the music video for “Never Be Like You” below.

Keyshia Cole unleashes music video for new single “You”

28 Feb

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Keyshia Cole has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “You” – featuring Remy Ma and French Montana – to her Vevo channel on Monday (Febraury 27, 2017).

The track was co-written by siblings Theron and Timothy Thomas, who previously teamed up with Cole on the Mike WiLL Made It-produced “New Nu,” taken from the artist’s 2014 album, “Point of No Return.”

Production duties on “You” were handled by Harmony Samuels (Kehlani, Zara Larsson) and Edgar “JV” Etienne (La’Porsha Renae, Nathan Sykes).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cole’s seventh studio collection, “11:11 Reset,” will arrive later this year via Epic Records.

The highly-anticipated project delivers additional alliances with Danja, Elijah Blake, Denisia “Blu June” Andrews, Sam Hook, Noel “Detail” Fisher, Eric Bellinger, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, and Verse Simmonds.

Watch the music video for “You” below.

Abi Ocia shares new single “Konfyt”

27 Feb

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Abi Ocia has shared her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Konfyt” to her SoundCloud channel on Monday (February 26, 2017).

The track was produced by London newcomer Mkulu “MK” Lee, who recently worked with Vanessa White on “Good Good.”

“Konfyt” – serving as the follow-up to previous promotional single “Running” – delivers additional production duties from Felix Joseph, whose other credits include Cosima’s “Hymns for Him,” Birdy’s “Take My Heart,” Kwabs’ “Perfect Ruin,” and Professor Green’s “Not Your Man.”

Expect to hear more music from Ocia later this year.

Listen to the audio clip for “Konfyt” below.

Karen Harding teams with Jem Cooke for new collaboration

27 Feb

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Karen Harding has teamed up with fellow singer/songwriter Jem Cooke for a new collaboration.

“Last weekend with the incredible Jem Cooke. So amazing to get to work alongside some lushhh female vocalists,” the British singer-songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Sunday (February 26, 2017).

Cooke previously wrote songs for Martin Garrix (“Sun is Never Going Down”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Without a Woman”), Nicole Bernegger (“Just Breathe”), James Arthur (“Take My Word for It”), Louis Baker (“Fade”) and Javeon McCarthy (“Lock and Load”).

Cooke’s resume boasts further works with producers and fellow songwriters Naughty Boy, Craze & Hoax, Bradford Ellis, Mojam, Justin Broad, Paul Herman, Levi Lennox, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jennifer Decilveo, Matthew Holmes, Philip Leigh, Troy Miller, and Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers.

Meanwhile, Harding is expected to release her new official single – which follows 2016’s “Open My Eyes” – and first studio collection later this year.

Harding’s guest vocals can be heard on the latest releases by DJ Imanos (“Gunshy”), Giorgio Moroder (“Good for Me”), Wilkinson (“Sweet Lies”), Tough Love (“Like I Can”), Blonde (“Feel Good”) and Arches (“New Love”).

Harding is also known for co-writing Alex Newell’s “Shame” alongside Tom Aspaul and the song’s producers Richard Parkhouse and George Tizzard of Red Triangle.

Watch the music video for “Home” below.

Ariana Grande premieres music video for new single “Everyday”

27 Feb

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Ariana Grande has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the Chris Marrs Piliero- directed clip for “Everyday” to her YouTube channel on Sunday (February 26, 2017).

The Future-featuring track was co-written by regular collaborator Savan Kotecha, whose recent credits include Skip Marley’s “Lions,” Katy Perry’s “Rise,” The Weeknd’s “Love to Lay,” G-Eazy’s “Saw it Coming,” Sage the Gemini’s “Now and Later,” and Nick Jonas’ “Under You.”

Production duties on “Everyday” were handled by Ilya Salmanzadeh (Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding) and Max Martin (Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera).

As mentioned in various media outlets, Grande is currently working on her upcoming fourth studio collection under Republic Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Dangerous Woman,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Into You” and “Side to Side.”

Watch the music video for “Everyday” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Swizz Beatz

26 Feb

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Swizz Beatz – real name Kasseem Dean – is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. He has produced multiple hit singles for several prominent artists throughout various music genres, such as hip hop, pop, soul and R&B.

His catalog includes “Check on It” (Beyonce), “Best of Me” (Mya), “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” (Angie Stone), “Now That You Got It” (Gwen Stefani), “Secret Love” (Mariah Carey), “Million Dollar Bill” (Whitney Houston), “Where I’ve Been” (Mary J. Blige), “Surround U” (Fantasia), “Angel” (Jennifer Hudson), “Cash Flow” (Eve), “Back of Da Club” (Mashonda) and “New Day” (Alicia Keys).

Swizz Beatz also collaborated with fellow producers including Dr. Dre, Mark Batson, Naughty Boy, Cameron Wallace, Jeff Bhasker, Ivan Matias, Mike Dean, Plain Pat, Noah Goldstein, Rick Rubin, and DJ Rodger Stadium.

On the songwriting front, Swizz Beatz has teamed up with Makeba Riddick, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Harold Lilly, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Teron Beal, Andrea Martin, Autumn Rowe, Angie Beyince, Solange Knowles, John “Legend” Stephens, Tiffany Green, and Andre Brissett.

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

La’Porsha Renae confirms details for debut album

25 Feb

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La’Porsha Renae has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Already All Ready” and will release it on March 31 via 19 Recordings and Motown Records.

Current promotional single “What is Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Amongst the producers backing Renae on “Already All Ready” are Harmony Samuels (Sevyn Streeter, Jordin Sparks), Edgar “JV” Etienne (Pia Mia, Keyshia Cole) and Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland).

The highly-anticipated project also delivers songwriting contributions from Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Pixie Lott), Al Sherrod Lambert (Fantasia, Tamar Braxton), Guordan Banks (K. Michelle, Vivian Green), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Rita Ora, Sam Smith) and Zara Larsson (Tinie Tempah, Fifth Harmony).

See the tracklisting for “Already All Ready” below.

(1) What is Love? / (2) Good Woman / (3) Somebody Does / (4) Hideout / (5) When in Rome / (6) Breathe / (7) No Problem (Self Talk) / (8) Already All Ready / (9) Will You Fight / (10) Lock You Down / (11) Send Me Your Love / (12) Stay / (13) Cover Up

Ruth B teams up with Joel Little, Mike Elizondo for new single “Superficial Love”

25 Feb

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Ruth B has released her new single online.

“Superficial Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Superficial Love” were collectively handled by Joel Little (Ella Eyre, Zara Larsson) and Mike Elizondo (Nelly Furtado, Fiona Apple).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ruth B’s first studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Superficial Love” below.